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The long awaited course materials and application for Leslie Desmond's 2015 - 2016 apprenticeship program will be ready on December 20th. The proposed curriculum was circulated last month among Leslie's long-time students, other trainers, friends and close working associates in the US and abroad. The feedback was very useful!
Excellent suggestions about the scope of the material to be covered in the 2-year program and the opportunity for students to bring their own horses were incorporated, as were suggestions for format and course size and cost.
The overview looks this way:
Course length: Two 3-week sessions per year for two years (2015-2016).
Class size: Limit 5 students per session.
Class format: 6 Days study, and one day off per week after basic chores are covered.
Please include detailed contact information in your inquiry. (Email, phone, post address, full name and include short description of your ability level and/or reason you want the application so you receive the correct package.)
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Merry Christmas everyone! Happy holidays and Best wishes for the coming year!
In the next two weeks 25 copies of Bill Dorrance's book, "True Horsemanship Through Feel", and 25 complimentary 10-CD audio book sets "Horse Handling and Riding Through Feel" will be sent to organizations that help horses to help people.
The Requirements are as follows: The organization must have 501 (3) (c) status, and be staffed primarily by volunteers. The organization's name, address and FEIN number must be included with the request, as well as contact details for the Board of Director's president and Manager/Director.
Thanks to all of you who are helping horses to help the people who also love and care for them!
This really means the world to me.
From horse expert, Dr. Robert Miller, DVM:
Your recent clinic overwhelmed me. Your ability to communicate your desires to the horses with no obvious signals, is extraordinary. You were able to get the horse's head to drop, look where you wanted it to, and to obtain movements in various directions in response to the vaguest of stimuli . . . .
"You are doing a great job. I call you the ’clinician’s clinician' " . . . Regards, Bob
Now, it is time to say "thank you"!
I appreciate each and everyone of you who worked very hard to build the demonstrations and clinics this year. I thought it was a GREAT year, in fact it was the best one so far!
Those of you who brought horses for the demonstrations, lessons, classes, and who came to watch and learn at ringside as well....thank you, too. I learned a tremendous amount this year about horses, people, myself... and as a result I have made changes for the better.
To all of you whom I met and, also, to the many I did not meet -- thank you very much for assisting me in so many ways with invitations, organization, food purchase and prep, secretarial and reception details, posters, website, arena prep, stabling, pre-registration, translation, filming, photography, and I better not forget....the packing, and lifting and the driving!!
To my friends in the US, UK, Canada, Chile, Hungary, Poland, Sweden, Scotland, Norway, Finland, France, Italy, Spain, and Germany . . . it feels so good to SAY it! So, thank you very much, thanks a million thanks!
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