Hi everyone. We're adding another weekend to my lessons this summer....and extending into March.
Please note, these will be the last events available in Australia before The QSE begins in April. Next lessons with me will be in Texas USA in July, Victoria in July, Germany, Holland and England in August, Western Australia in October / November, Qld / NSW next summer. So if you are local to Woolooga, jump in now and grab this chance.
DATES for 2019.
Jan 12th & 13th
Feb 9th & 10th
March 9th & 10th
Saturday 8.30am to 12pm - Level 1
Saturday 1pm to 4.30pm - Level 2
Sunday 8.30am to 12pm - Level 3
Sunday 1pm to 4.30pm - Harmony in Motion
We have events for all levels and modules over the summer. Basically we have a ground work weekend, a ridden weekend and then the last one is a more advanced weekend. We are still tailoring to what is most requested so just let us know what you'd like to focus on. Lessons are group of 3 - 6 people. Costs are $220 for one weekend (3hr lesson and audit the other 3 lessons plus dinner Saturday night), $400 for two weekends, or $570 for all three weekends. Auditors $40 for a half day or $60 for a full day. $100 for two days.
Dec 15th & 16th:
L1 for people getting started on their HMS journey with QS.
Level 1 is all about taking the mystery out of horsemanship and making it possible for anyone to have the partnership of their dreams with their horse. No matter what you want to do with your horsemanship, understanding your horse and how to communicate with her or him is the place to begin.
We'll focus on building leadership, confidence and communication on the ground. With better ground skills comes better understanding, a stronger partnership and confidence and trust in each other. Everything, no matter what you do with your horse, begins on the ground. Of all the summer lessons, this one is undoubtedly the most significant and life changing for horse and human.
L2 for those taking their horsemanship to the next level. Longer ropes, liberty, transitions, positive reflexes.....all things that go further toward cementing our connection with our horses and them with us. Our focus is on getting good spirals, jumps on longer ropes, direction changes, transitions, trailer loading and more.
This level is really where all the fun begins!
L3 the skies to limit. L3 ground is a tonne of fun and so engaging for horse and human. Did you ever imagine being able to work with your horse confidently and lightly on a 50' rope? Or communicate without a halter or even any rope at all? Or long-reining. And there is so much more in L3. QSSC Woolooga is the ideal venue for getting out and about with your horse and exploring the wide open spaces.
Attaining horsemanship is right at your finger tips.
Harmony in Motion ground work lesson. Lateral drift, lateral softness, self carriage, position, unity and harmony. In this lesson we focus on the on-line aspects of HiM and get the two of us moving and working together.
January 12th & 13th
L1 during this weekend is where we take what we have learnt on the ground and apply it to riding. The ideal follow on from the December lessons, if you've done your homework you'll make huge progress with your riding skills and confidence during this weekend. Yes we'll be riding in a halter and one rein.....which is all you need to develop safe and effective riding habits. We'll look at saddling, mounting, rein positions and transitions and get you well on your way to having not just a great seat but a safer, more confident partnership.
L2 is all about impulsion this weekend. We'll be cantering!....simple and flying changes, jumping and tossing in some gallop. So much fun, especially when your horse is enjoying it too. This lesson is all about forward confidence at all gaits for horse and rider. And what better place to do all this that QSSC Woolooga. We'll focus on all of the impulsion programmes so that you and your horse are prepared for this step up into an independent seat and flying feet.
L3 and there is no other way to put it than that we'll be riding bareback and bridle-less! This lesson will really get you feeling for your horses feet and rhythm and making your communication feather light, soft and almost imperceptible. We'll also be working on stick riding and the most fun of all, the barrel gallop.
Harmony in Motion lesson this month we look at liberty and ranch rope. So much fun and intriguing to explore new sections, new perspectives and new tasks.
February 9th & 10th
L1 we'll be advancing on with our ground work and ridden. Polish up your ground skills and set yourself up for L2 and revisit your ridden work to consolidate what you've been doing in your homework. We'll put another layer on your one-rein riding and also add in two rein riding. That Red String will be well within your grasp after this weekend. A confidence builder and preparation for Level 2.
L2 introducing contact riding for the first time with two rein riding. The beginnings of self carriage and collection, we'll look at lateral softness and using our seat instead of just the reins for communication. We'll also revisit the gallop and jumping programmes and check out how your flying changes are going. Another hugely fun weekend.
L3 Collection is our topic for the weekend. True forward, lateral softness, collection and self carriage. This is a huge topic and one that we'll take a big step toward achieving with this lesson. Understanding how our lateral seat and feel are crucial to achieving true collection and lightness with our horses....the foundation for elevation.
Adv Harmony in Motion. We'll get into some fun gymnastic exercises to really soften our horses laterally and vertically. Walk, trot and canter, pirouette and the beginnings of elevation. Contact riding with softness and harmony.
Summer lessons with Meredith.mp4