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Otford Valley Equestrian

The Tellington Method - All Levels (New South Wales)

Great opportunity to learn from the amazing Robyn Hood, Senior International Instructor.

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The Tellington Method   -  All Levels (New South Wales)
The Tellington Method   -  All Levels (New South Wales)

Time & Location

27 Oct 2023, 12:30 pm – 31 Oct 2023, 12:30 pm

Otford Valley Equestrian, 53 Lady Carrington Rd, Otford NSW 2508, Australia

About the Event

This clinic is aimed at those who have done Tellington workshops or online learning previously.    However, Robyn is offering free access to the online Introductory Course for 3 curious newbies that may want to attend.

The Tellington Method, based on co-operation and respect, offers a positive approach to training.  It can improve performance,  health and presents solutions to common behavioural and physical problems.  It also helps establish a deeper rapport between humans and animals through increased understanding and more effective communication. The Tellington Method is a gentle, non-invasive, easy to learn and effective way of working with animals and people.  It is founded on mutual respect and comprises of:-

• Bodywork

• Groundwork

• Ridden work

• Communication

It improves a horse’s balance, spatial and body awareness, it can reverse postural habits, and increases trust and confidence.  It works through the nervous system by bringing awareness to different parts of the body, helping change posture and function in a holistic way, combining mind and body.  It helps horses learn in non-threatening ways through non-familiar touches and exercises. The novelty of the work is key to its success.  The nervous system takes note of the non-habitual movement to change postural habits that might be causing pain, lack of function etc.

Description:  

This 4-day Clinic is suitable for those who have done some Tellington clinics before.  We will focus on refining and enhancing current skills.  There is always something new in each clinic. You will develop a deeper relationship with your horse and help them to be more confident, balanced and body aware. The Tellington Method is great for improving proprioception and straightness.  It is used by inspiring horse people like Frederic Pignon and top-level riders such as Ingrid Klimke to help teach balance and spatial awareness. This helps a horse be more biomechanically functional when ridden, improving comfort, well-being and therefore performance. It is extremely useful for rehabilitation, complementing training at any level, developing young horses, rectifying non-useful postural habits and helping horses with behavioural issues.  We will cover bodywork and groundwork including body wrapping in this clinic. There is a possibility of a riding demonstration depending on the group. This is a very gentle and effective way of being with your horse. It does not matter what discipline you are interested in The Tellington Method works for all.

Instructor:

This clinic is led by international Instructor, Robyn Hood.  Robyn teaches all over the world and has extensive experience with all types of horses and is a Master in her field.  Robyn has a wealth of knowledge and is a lifetime learner.  She is an energetic and insightful teacher and it is her passion to help people and animals through this amazing Method.  Each clinic is moulded to suit the horses and people in attendance.  Robyn will be assisted by Rebecca Booth, Tellington Equine Instructor and several Tellington Practitioners.

Schedule:

These workshops are based on the needs of the horses as they present at the time.  This means there are no definite times for a lunch break or what we will cover when.  Generally speaking, we do Bodywork in the morning and Groundwork in the afternoons.   Start times for each day are firm but finishing times could vary by up to 30 mins.

Friday 27 Oct:         12.30pm - 4pm 

Saturday 28 Oct:     9am - 4pm

Sunday 29 Oct:        9am - 4pm

Monday 30 Oct        9am - 4pm

Tuesday 31 Oct        9am - 12.30pm

Number of participants:

We will be limiting the number of participants to between 14 and 16 to ensure everyone gets enough time. Maximum of 3 beginners.

Do I need to bring my own horse?:

For the most part yes but there will be limited numbers of spots available for those who wish to participate but are unable to bring a horse.

Observers:  Spots are available to observe.  The cost is $35 per day or $100 for all 4 days.   

Cost :  $1,175 or early bird  pricing $950 if paid in full by 27 August 2023

Deposit:  A non-refundable deposit of $175 is required to hold your booking, payable within 3 days after registration

Yards:   $25 per day.  Yards must be left clean and tidy.  BYO Bedding or we may be able to do and order.

Camping:  Basic camping is available onsite for $20 per night (no showers or power but access to toilets)

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