Partnership and Confidence Building Horsemanship
Thank you for your interest in Katherine Barbarite of Whispering Hooves, LLC®. Katherine has spent the better part of the last two decades living and studying the horse. She has sought out the most difficult horses, the ones who have lost their way, the ones others have given up on. In almost all cases she has been able to bring them back by using this remarkably effective System. This logical set of straight forward exercises immediately puts the horse and rider on a higher ground of safe, gentle communication. Instead of riding and handling in fear, suddenly both parties are building a secure structure and a new-found confidence, followed by dramatically heightened safety. Safety is everything! Most importantly YOU can do this. Literally thousands of horsemen and women are truly Discovering Horses They Never Knew. If you are taken with the simplicity and logic of these exercises, then consider doing you and your horse a great justice and join our expanding rank of evolved horse people. Below you will find registration information, an overview of our program and info on fees. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
Benefits of the Horsemanship Apprenticeship Program
Begin to succeed with a Gentle Partnership and Confidence, first on the ground, then in the saddle. Improve your relationship, thereby creating deeper trust and heightened confidence while establishing you as the respected director.
Learn solutions for common problems such as trailer loading, head issues, foot handling, lunging, pull-back, bucking, rearing, biting, balking, problem biting, washing, fly spray,
spooking/shying, standing when mounting, and much more.
Develop advanced communication and a better understanding of horse psychology as you develop improved timing, finesse, balance and feel.
Flexion, softness and balanced movement.
Understanding positions of the seat and open and close doors, opposite diagonals
Black and White
Psychological Mind Ride
Athletic movement theory
Flexible time frame, as your schedule allows.
The ability of teaching your clients all different levels with confidence.
Additional Benefits for Participants
Business skills with utmost professionalism.
Respect and Trust
The ability to analyze the information about the horse shared by the client.
A start up plan to promote and market your business.
Important insurance info.
Help you organize your work, client-trainer communications, and more!
Learn how to talk and teach to an audience.
You'll become part of expanded and evolved ranks of supportive colleagues who bond deeply as they share the experience of all the hard work.
Horsemanship Apprenticeship Program
Katherine founder of Whispering Hooves, LLC®, will offer an intensive multi session program at Katherineâs East Coast Learning Center,New York. The complete program consists of instructional sessions , multiple days contusive to schedules with sufficient duration between for breaks, in order to ensure adequate time to hone your skills. With intensive practice, coaching, support, and stringent assessments by Katherine, you will earn a certificate of completion by attending her Apprenticeship program. ÂMandatory participation with week long intensive clinics as well as two day clinics (travel expenses, cost of participation in clinics are extra and not included in pricing of program).Those who meet these requirements (including a written and performance-based test) will receive a diploma of completion, as well as free marketing on her website. Get the skills, support and exposure, to be the very best trainer you can be. Whether you wish to train horses professionally or simply enrich your personal knowledge, this program offers an exciting challenge. Katherine will work personally with every participant from start to finish!
Introduction to Groundwork
Partnership and Confidence Building
Katherine helps you on your journey while taking the mystery out of the sometimes cryptic natural horsemanship movement. She will help you on your path to better communication with these wonderful creatures. This logical set of straightforward exercises immediately puts the horse and rider on higher ground of safe, gentle communication. A solid foundation sets the stage for success. You will then be ready for the plethora of issues you'll likely encounter as your journey unfolds. Our goal is to help you attain heightened levels of safety and achieve superior communication and trust, feel technique using a gentle, safe approach
Working through problems with Technique to solve:
ïHorse and Human Communication through Feel Technique ïDifficult to Saddle and Proper Saddle Fitting ïUnderstanding about equipment ïBalance Horse and Rider w/Core Influence ïSpooking and Shying ïAggressiveness and Nervousness ïJigging and Prancing ïMounting problems ïPullback ïHard to Accept Bit ïProper Foot Handling ïEars / Head Shy / Clippers / Spraying / Bathing ïProper leading and Driving ïTrailer Loading ïLocating and Treating Pain ïMustang Gentling ïNutrition, Dentistry, Imprinting, Message, Bits, Natural Hoof trimming ïFlexion, Softness and balanced movement ïUnderstanding positions of the seat ïOpen & Close Doors/Opposite Diagonals ïTurn on Forehand Turn on Haunches ïBlack & White ïMaster One Rein Stop ï4x4 Theory
" Ask...Wait for Answers... then Give for Results" "Connect with the Mind and the Feet will Follow"
Horsemanship 1 (Basic under saddle)
Partnership and Confidence Building
Learn to teach the safety of riding your horse with confidence, how to develop balance, control and suppleness at the walk, trot, canter, stop, circle and reverse.
ïBasic seat and hand positions. ï Proper leading and driving. ïTrails and trail obstacles. ïMounting & Dismounting ïFeel technique ïUnderstand and master the four quarters
Horsemanship 2 Partnership and Confidence Building
Perform and teach greater advanced skills with your horse. Trail safe horse begins the transformation to â performance level horse.
ïYou shall learn techniques to teach enhanced balanced walking trotting, cantering. ïEquipment knowledge ïLeg and Seat cues ïCollection ïDirect, Indirect & Neck reining ïSide passing, correct backing, advanced stops, turns on forehand, turns on the haunches, circles, leads, obstacles and lateral work. ïHip control ïSpeed control ïUnderstanding the four quarters x 4 ï Flexion, softness and balanced movement ïUnderstanding positions of open and closed doors, opposite diagonals ïDevelop advanced communication and a better understanding of horse psychology as you develop improved timing, finesse, balance and feel. ïPsychology mental riding
The program is easily adaptable to either English or Western Upon completion of all three sessions you will be a graduate of our program.