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June 19 - 22, 2014 / Duluth, MN

VISIT LESLIE in Duluth, Minnesota June 19 - 22, 2014 and LEARN HOW to use Feel & Release for beautiful and efficient maneuvers! English and Western Riders on all breeds of horses are welcome!

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VENUE:  Spring Hill /  2824 Jean Duluth Road / Duluth, MN 55804

 www.springhillmn.com

Sponsor: Brigid Pajunen  / Tel: 218-391-6454  /Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Farm  / 7063 App Road / Two Harbors, MN 55616

Note: Riders and demonstration horse owners, please send hard copies of ALL completed registration forms to Brigid Pajunen at the address above. Thank you!

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Bill Dorrance's legacy of horse handling and riding through Feel & Release continues -- and, now, you can be a part of it!

If you are a horse trainer and have reached an impasse with a client's horse, this is a good opportunity to break the cycle. Trainers in many countries, representing many disciplines have taken Leslie's help and successfully re-launched their careers into an exciting new direction and reached their goals using feel & release. This approach was advocated by master horseman Bill Dorrance, and is still used and taught by Leslie Desmond since the completion of her apprenticeship with Bill Dorrance, and the publication of their classic training manual, "True Horsemanship Through Feel',  in 1999.

Leslie will school horses in the demonstration format for 90-minutes. During the session, as needed, she will coach the trainer/owner one-on-one in the techniques. (Note: On a case by case basis, Leslie reserves the right to determine if a public environment is the appropriate situation for every each individual to participate in the work she is doing with his/her horse.)

A horse need not be particularly troubled to enroll in this class. Leslie does, however, accept difficult horses, young horses, and frightened / confused horses of any age or breed. If you plan to bring a stallion, call Leslie directly. 602 228 7612. All others please schedule your demo horse’s spaces through the clinic sponsor, Brigid Pajunen. Your Questionnaires and ALL RELEASES must be received by the sponsor at least 30 days prior to the event. Thank you!

In this clinic you will learn the foundation -- philosophy, techniques and angles/position -- necessary to lighten up your hands, position your upper body and legs while you ride. You will learn what Bill Dorrance showed Leslie about refining the presentation to the horse using feel & release on the ground and from the saddle, too.

After this, you will know were the feet are, how to replace them, and be able to adjust your horse's head, neck, shoulders, rips, loin and hips  . . .  all this with lighter hands as you refine your new skills on the ground and in mounted work, too.

You will learn how to set your horse up to succeed so that few if any corrections are needed. For some people this is a revolutionary concept. For others, it is an idea that was suspected to have validity all along, but the best route to accomplish that illusive task was not known or , for some reason, not easily managed. Leslie will explain these details and demonstrate the approach thoroughly on DEMO NIGHT, June 19th.  So, please come, and bring a friend!

 

Pre-Register to audit the Duluth, MN clinic, see below!  THANK YOU! 

REGISTRATION OPENS at Noon on Thursday, June 19th. The DEMO starts promptly at 2:00 PM.

Please remember to bring your PayPal receipt with you! This is your proof of pre-payment!

Over 21 can save $45 on a 4-day pass by registering below. Auditors 21 and under are always welcome at Desmond's clinics, without charge!

 

SCHEDULE OVERVIEW:

June 19, 2014 / 2:00 - 6:00 PM

1st DEMO HORSE 2:00 - 3:30 PM

BREAK / Discussion / Refreshments    3:30 - 4:30 PM

2nd DEMO HORSE   4:30 - 6:00 PM

 

Friday - Sunday June 20-22, 2014

8:30 -10:30   Beginner Class

Short Break

11:00 - 1:00 Intermediate Class

1:00 - 2:00 PM LUNCH

2:00 - 3:30 1st Rider

3:30 - 5:00 2nd Rider

5:00 - 6:30   3rd Rider

 

PRE-REGISTRATION FOR AUDITORS REQUESTED -- SAVE $45

There will be two horsemanship classes (limit 4 riders) each morning and, after lunch, there is time for 3 riders to receive a 90-minute private coaching session June 20 - 22, 2014 clinic.  Please be sure that you have completed and submitted your rider’s applications, questionnaires and photo release forms prior to reserving a rider space online. Thank you!  Leslie Desmond

 

Auditor - THURSDAY AFTERNOON June 19, 2014, 2:00 - 6:00 PM Demonstration $50.00

 

Auditor - ALL DAY  FRIDAY -  June 20, 2014 $50.00

 

Auditor - ALL-DAY SATURDAY, June 21, 2014 $50.00

 

Auditor - ALL-DAY SUNDAY, June 22, 2014 $50.00

 

SAVE $45! Auditor 4-Days / June 19 - 22, 2014 / $155.00

 

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR ALL RIDERS: 

Outfitting saddles with safety stirrups has been a strong recommendation for my students since the 1990s. This year, a breakaway stirrup is required on all saddles and helmets must be worn. There are many varieties and brands to choose from online. English versions are to be found at any well stocked tack shop. My preference for western saddles is a stirrup manufactured by the McCoy family's STI from Laurel, Montana. Their website can be found here, or researched later on for the custom size and style you need at www.breakawaystirrups.com.

 

Not an online shopper? No worries! Contact them directly by calling 888-308-0848 and request a brochure!  When you get in a bind, you and the people who care about you will be thrilled that you did!

 

 Intermediate  Horsemanship Class (Limit 4 riders)/ June 20 - 22, 2014 / $450.00

$250 Non-refundable deposit for Intermediate Class Friday - Sunday, June 20 - 22, 2014. This payment is due on or before February 1, 2014. Thank you.

 

$250 Final Payment for Intermediate Class Friday - Sunday, June 20-22, 2014. This payment is due on or before May 15, 2014. Thank you.

 

Starting Horsemanship Class (Limit 4 riders) Days / June 20 - 22, 2014 / $450.00

 

$250 Non-refundable deposit for Starting Horsemanship Class Friday - Sunday, June 20 - 22, 2014. This payment is due on or before February 1, 2014. Thank you.

 

$250 Final Payment for Starting Horsemanship Class Friday - Sunday, June 20-22, 2014. This payment is due on or before May 15, 2014. Thank you.

 

Private Coaching: Register below for 3 90-minute private lessons / June 20 - 22, 2014 / $600.00

 

$300 Non-refundable Deposit for 3 (three) Private Coaching Sessions Friday - Sunday, June 20 - 22, 2014. This payment is due on or before February 1, 2014. Thank you!

 

$300 Final Payment for 3 (three) Private Coaching Sessions Friday - Sunday, June 20 -24, 2014. This payment is due on or before May 15, 2014. Thank you!

 

 ******   All riders, please note that familiarity with (previous study of) Leslie's Learning library and attendance at the Thursday demonstration is required. 

 

Learning tools can be found at www.lesliedesmond.com.  

PLUS!   All rider fees include 50% discount for an adult to attend the Thursday night demonstration, June 19, 2014.  

 Thank you for your commitment to better horse handling and riding using feel & release! Your horses will thank you for it!

 

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 I look forward to seeing you in Duluth!

Leslie Desmond