photo courtesy of Vanessa Wright
Effective Ground Work is key to any training program for both green and seasoned horses. It develops a deeper communication with your horse, improves their understanding of and responsiveness to cues and pressure, is an effective and safe way to deal with behavioral issues and is indispensable for teaching them proper movement and keeping them conditioned and well muscled.
Long lining has been described as the most productive of all ground work. It is not just exercise, but is an important training tool and so much more. Long lining helps establish leadership, improves communication and responsiveness, teaches and refreshes appropriate responses, is a safe way to address behavioral issues and most important of all, it is physical therapy for the horse. It helps achieve and reinforce proper movement and enhance: forward, relaxation, bend, suppleness and allows you and your horse to work on freeing up braces and developing targeted muscle groups.
Participants’ horses will first be long lined by the clinician and then participants will be taught one on one to long line their own horses.
Cost: $70 for approximately one hour session, auditors $15/day
Location: MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844
Six sessions are available with horses, and unlimited auditors. Early registration is encouraged to secure your time slot.
Claudia Lauze is a licensed instructor/trainer who has spent a lifetime working with and training horses of every type and ability across multiple disciplines. She is masterful at long lining and has been doing so for decades; working with green to advanced level event and grand prix horses for everything from training and conditioning to rehabilitation. Claudia has conducted long lining clinics across New England.
For questions about registration, please contact Heather Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (978) 687-7453 x 6118.