"I am a big believer in the work that CTRC does and in giving back to the community whenever I can,” Goodnight says. “I've enjoyed working with CTRC in the past to provide education to their staff, volunteers and to horse owners in the community. This will be a special event that not only provides information to horse owners but also draws attention to the important
work that CTRC does. I hope you will all join me on May 12th at Triple Creek Ranch for an educational event that benefits this important program!"
Goodnight’s four training demonstrations begin at 9:00 am and end approximately at 5:00 pm. At the event, you can shop for training gear and DVDs, have lunch at the Triple Creek Ranch Café, and enjoy time to meet Goodnight and ask about your own horse.
Ground Manners for Young or Fractious Horses: Learn the fundamentals of groundwork to teach any horse to be calm, patient and respectful of your authority. Learn the most important ground manners for any horse to know and a series of exercises and step-by-step training process to turn the most fractious horse into a solid citizen.
Advanced Groundwork and Liberty Work: Beyond the basics, learn to refine your communication and leadership with your horse so that he is focused on you, looking for directives and ready to jump at your command. Learn how to progress to working your horse at liberty, performing all the groundwork exercises without halter or lead.
LUNCH BREAK (Food available on site at the TCR Cafe)
Riding Right: Balance, Rhythm and Feel: Whether you ride English or Western, the principals of equitation are the same. Learn to sit correctly so that you can feel the horse's movement and the rhythm of his gaits, ride fluidly with the horse and learn to feel posting diagonals and canter leads.
Training Solutions: What do you do when your horse challenges your authority, loses his focus, spooks or becomes resistant? How do you get your horse to lower his head, move off your leg or collect his frame? Learn effective science-based training techniques that work in a variety of circumstances to teach your horse to be obedient and compliant.