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Fri, Jul 31


Loon Lake

Cancelled: July 31-August 3 | Course 1 in Loon Lake, Washington

For Course Registration: Diane Sept | | 509-937-2970 Course 1 is approved for USDF University Credits!

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Cancelled: July 31-August 3 | Course 1 in Loon Lake, Washington
Cancelled: July 31-August 3 | Course 1 in Loon Lake, Washington

Time & Location

Jul 31, 2020, 9:00 AM – Aug 03, 2020, 1:00 PM

Loon Lake, Loon Lake, Washington


About the Event

** Event will be held in an outdoor environment to adhere to COVID guidelines **


Horse Owners, Riders, & Professionals: This Course is for you!


The 2 ½ day in-depth lecture series explains healthy movement to provide the learner with the opportunity to develop their eye so they can see healthy and unhealthy postures. 

To strengthen and enhance equine well-being, it is important to ride and exercise horses in healthy postures. Throughout this course, students will connect the why and how of balance and collection to understand how a horse’s anatomy, muscular development, and movement patterns affect his performance under saddle. 

Students will:

• Learn what to look for in healthy movement and muscular development.

• Discover what creates a healthy posture in riding horses.

• Evaluate a horse’s posture and anatomy from a new perspective.

• Add tools to develop horses’ postural strength.


Evening Introduction - 2.5 hours

Lecture 1: Looking at Your Horse ~ A New Perspective


Morning - 4.5 hours

Lecture 2: Examining Anatomy and Function of the Equine Head and Neck

Horse Lab: Evaluate Horses’ Anatomies and Conformations

Afternoon - 4.5 hours

Lecture 3: Equine Forequarters, Back, and the Importance of the Abdominal and Psoas Musculature

DAY THREE (Lessons on the 3rd)

Morning - 4.5 hours

Lecture 4: Connection ~ The Hindquarters and the Significance of the Lumbo-Sacral Joint

Horse Lab: Identify key palpation points of the horse. Discuss observations of lab horses and make

recommendations on how to support each

horse according to its conformation and stage of development.

Afternoon - 4.5 hours

Lecture 5: Coming Full Circle ~ The Mechanics of Balance & Collection

Photo Lab: Develop your eye discussing photographs in a group setting

For Course Registration: Diane Sept | | 509-937-2970

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