Clinic led by multiple
world champion Sophia Harris!
One of the keys to my success is the extensive work
I put into my personal self-development and how I
apply that work to the horses and training.
This clinic is an introduction to this way of working with horses.
Internal Horsemanship Goal: Building Deeper Awareness
External Horsemanship Goal: Balance of Horse and Rider
Rider Self Balance
Horse Self Balance
Responsibilities of the Rider
Responsibilities of the Horse
Internal Horsemanship is the art of working on yourself. Oftentimes our work with horses is all about them and very physical in nature. You’re taught physical movements to get the horse to do what you want. During the internal work, you get to focus on you. On your relationship with you. On your thoughts and beliefs. We teach you how to clean up your thought-process and build a better belief system that affects all areas of your life. We teach you how to apply it to your relationship with your horse, ways to improve it, and how it all helps you reach the goals and dreams you desire. Our goal is to help you improve all areas of your life, because we believe you can’t separate horsemanship from life. The way you show up for your horse is the way you show up for your life. It’s not just about you and your horse: it’s about you and your life. Take the first step to discovering who you are and becoming who you want to be on purpose. Your horse will thank you.
External Performance is about connecting what we learned in Internal Horsemanship to the physicality of riding. You will be able to hear and read your horse from a different point of view. We will talk about the responsibilities of the rider and the horse and how not to take over each other's jobs!
Friday 5 pm: Introducing the internal work
Saturday 9 am: Riding
Saturday 2 pm: Continuing internal work and introducing new concepts for Sunday's riding
Sunday 9 am: Riding
Sunday 1 pm: Individual mini sessions with Sophia and close out the weekend
Clinic starts with Internal Horsemanship
Everything that you deal with in your life is a reflection of your thoughts and beliefs. If there is something in your life that you would like to change (have more or less of), how can you do that if you aren't aware of the thoughts/beliefs that got you there in the first place?
That's why we start with the internal work: your breath, thoughts, feelings/emotions, and triggers. You'll get exercises/tools that you can use on a regular basis and any time "stresses" pop up.
External Performance Begins
Now that you are a little "clearer" in your thinking, we can ride your horse and hear, maybe for the first time, what they are thinking and feeling. They will have their own opinions, and the relationship between those opinions and your reaction to them will be addressed.
At the same time, you will be learning exercises to help your horse achieve self-balance.
Continue both internal work and
introducing new concepts for riding
Back to the drawing board for a bit of "self-clearing".
We'll discuss the Responsibilities of the Horse and of the Rider. They are different. Often times, we take over the horse's job, or ask them to take on some of our "stuff". We'll get all that sorted out and gain clarity on our respective roles.
Build upon Saturday's work
Let's look at what these Responsibilities look like in action! We'll touch on biomechanics and Expression. More tools/exercises will be given to achieve more specific goals.
Individual mini sessions and wrapping up on the weekend
Personalized sessions with Sophia to address your partnership's unique concerns.
Then we close up the weekend with one more session of internal work to send you home feeling empowered.
COME JOIN US FOR THIS LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE!
Clinics will be held at Versatile Equine facility
Price includes stabling for 1 horse
The clinics will be recorded and put into an online course format
All participants will have access to the online course for life (along with any future updates)
Space is limited to 10 participants. Reserve your spot today!