29November2023

May 29 - June 1, 2014 / Saughs Farm, Cumbria, UK

SAUGHS FARM and Sally Spencer

to host

INTERNATIONAL CLINICIAN

LESLIE DESMOND

  

Venue:

SAUGHS FARM

Bailey, Newcastleton

Cumbria, TD9 0TT  SCOTLAND

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www.improveyourhorsemanship.co.uk

Tel: +44 16977 48346

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 Leslie welcomes everyone's questions and presence if they want to learn more about the "feel & release" approach to handling horses that she learned from the late Bill Dorrance (1906 - 1999).  She co-authored and published the classic training manual "True Horsemansip Through Feel" for Bill Dorrance just prior to his passing, July 20, 1999.

This event is open to five students for the weekend -- and two demo horses on the Friday.  Registration confirmation and deposit for the riders and for demo horse owners is due on or before January 31, 2014. 

Thank you! 

Auditors!  You are welcome to pre-register at a discount anytime until day of the event.

Walk-ins welcome at £50 or £140 BPS for the weekend.

Pre-registration DISCOUNT!  Register online, here, and bring your receipt along to the clinic! This is your proof of payment.

Demo night on May 29, 2014, will prepare riders and auditors to understand the concepts, philosophy, techniques and applications of feel & release as it was taught to Leslie Desmond by Bill Dorrance.

Discussion / demonstration for the evening will center on issues that will benefit owners of young, troubled or untrained horses. Topics include: appropriate boundaries relative to specific circumstances, placement and timing of the feet, positioning of the head and neck, shoulders, ribs, loin and hips to ensure safe, accurate and pleasurable handling of the horse, pony or mule. 

Cost for demo horse £125    There is room for two horses on the Thursday night demo! You don't want to miss this!

Clinic tuition on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 30 May 31 and June 1, 2014  £375  (Each rider has 3 private coaching 90-minute sessions)

Question-Answer sessions with the audience will take place at the coffee breaks and for 30 minutes after the clinic, before we adjourn for dinner.

See Schedule below.

Leslie welcomes auditors 21 and under at no charge in the UK, as always.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

This 4-day seminar is perfect for riders of all levels.

 

As needed, horse owners will be coached in "leading-partner" and horse handling skills that include:

 

- standing still for grooming and hoofcare

 

- leading and tying

 

- trailer loading

 

- mounting and dismounting in a way that does not cause the horse to become imbalanced

 

- upward and downward transitions / from the ground and to the saddle!

 

- development of a soft feel on the lead rope and reins with light hands

 

- getting to Yes! with a difficult horse!

 

 

SCHEDULE for Thursday NIGHT, May 29, 2014 

 

(HORSE OWNERS: Please plan for a 4:00 PM  arrival so you can sort the horses and relax a while!)

5:30 PM Sharp  Early potluck dinner to share with strangers -- the friends you haven't met yet. (Bring your best creation!)

6:00 -7:30 PM  1st Demo Horse

7:30 - 8:00 Short Break for coffee / dessert and Q&A

8:00 - 9:30 PM  2nd Demo Horse

 

SATURDAY - SUNDAY - MONDAY SCHEDULE:

 

 

9:00 - 10:30 Session 1 

 

10:30 - 11:00 Short break for coffee, snacks and Q&A discussion

 

11:00 - 12:30 Session 2

 

12:30 - 2:00 Lunch

 

2:00 - 3:30 Session 3 

 

3:30 - 3:45 Short break for coffee, snacks and Q&A discussion

 

3:45 - 5:15  Session 4

 

5:15 - 6:45  Session 5

 

 

Pre-Registration Discount Below and Find Forms HERE

 

 

Registration:

 

Friday Night Demonstration - Space for 2 horses / Please confirm space availability first!

 

Demo Horse for the Friday Night £125 per horse  (limit 2)

 

 

 

Rider Position - Deposit no later than January 31, 2014. £187.50 per horse/rider team (limit 5)

 

 

Rider Position - Final Payment no later than May 15, 2014. £187.50 per horse/rider team (limit 5)

 

 

 

Auditor - £50 at the door / Thursday, May 29, 2014

Pre-register here for £45

 

 

Auditor - £50.00 at the door / Friday, May 30, 2014

 

Pre-register here for £45

 

 

Auditor - £50.00 at the door / Saturday, May 31, 2014

 

 

Pre-register here for £45

 

 

 

 

Auditor - £50.00 at the door / Sunday, June 1, 2014

Pre-register here for £45

 

 

 Pre-Registered Audtor's 4-day Package: £150

 

 

If you have a question about the suitability of your horse for this event, please write to Leslie:

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I look forward to seeing you in Cumbria!

Leslie Desmond

 

DIRECTIONS FROM M6

 

You can come off at Junction 44 (Carlisle/Longtown/Galashiels/Scotland etc)

Take exit for A7 (Galashiels/Scotland)

Follow into LONGTOWN

Once entering Longtown take the 3rd exit on the right for PENTON, CATLOWDY etc.

See Spar shop on the right corner - opposite a tack shop on your left. ( If you pass a gas station on your left you’ve gone too far.)

Follow this road for approx 7.5 miles through houses and into countryside, thro’ village of Moat and you will come to a T junction with the Bridge Inn on your left side.

Turn RIGHT onto the B6318 and stay on this road for 5.5 miles. You will go through Catlowdy, then round a sharp right bend with a long white cottage on your left side, past forest gate entrances each side of you, up hill, and down hill to SLEETBECK CROSSROADS.

The crossroads have a playpark on the right and a sign to Bailey Mill on the left.

Turn left as if for BM.

Pointer s are..We are 2.2 miles from crossroads. You will pass 2 white cottages on your left in different locations, then Bailey Mill road end on your right, then an old whitish farmhouse on your left (Stoneknowe) and we are the next driveway on the left about 250 yards laterwith 4 black bins.If you come to LordsTown or Graham’s Onset you have gone too far.

 

Mobile signal will fail at about the Bridge Inn, just so you know.

Saughs Farm, Bailey nr Longtown, TD9 0TT

 

 

 

From Jedburgh – A68

 

Jedburgh

Turn right for BONCHESTER BRIDGE about a mile south of J.

Through BB to Newcastleton.

We are 6 miles from Newcastleton

 

Go through Newcastleton and just as you leave village see paddock on left and sign left for ROADHEAD and turn left and over bridge.

Follow road round right bend to towards Roadhead.

Uphill passed bus garage, over cattlegrid at cottage.

Beautiful view of forest down hill over bridge (Border)

Up steep wiggly woggly road.

Continue to fork junction.

See redcedar fenced property ahead on left.

Go straight over (ahead) keeping property on your left.

 

Follow road.

Pass roadside farm and Graham’s Onset

As Road bends round to left see our driveway with wooden sign 4 black bins.

There you are.

 

From M74

 

Take M74 south

Come off for Longtown at junction 22.

Head for Longtown.

You will pass MOD on your right.

Then cross over and onto the A7 for Longtown.

Over bridge.

Pass garage on right and prepare to turn 1st soon after.

 

You will see sign for CATLOWDY & PENTON so turn left for there.

Follow road thro houses and into countryside for 7.5 miles, thro Moat Village.

 

At T junction with Bridge Inn on your left...turn right onto B6318.

Follow for 5.5 miles.

Enroute you will go through Catlowdy, then round very sharp right bend with long cottage on your left. (DO NOT TURN LEFT NO MATTER WHAT YOU THINK)

 

Follow B6318 past forestry and entrances either side, up hill and down to SLEETBECK CROSSROADS with a playpark on your right.

 

Turn left at crossroads as if for Bailey Mill, and stay on this road for 2.2 miles to us.

Enroute you will pass 2 white cottages on the left in different locations, Bailey Mill road end, then a white farmhouse near the road (Stoneknowe).

We are the next driveway on the left with 4 big black bins and a wooden sign saying Saughs Farm.

 

 

Coming along A69 from Newcastle.

 

Turn off for Brampton. Into Brampton.

 

See staggered junction and turn right for A6071 to Longtown (LOngtown Road).

 

Pass school and garden centre on left over bridge with traffic lights.

 

Soon after turn right for Walton Village.

 

Through Walton and out towards Roadhead.

 

Come to fork type junction and slip left onto B6318 for Roadhead.

 

Through Roadhead (basically a downhill with houses each side) staying on B6318.

 

About 3 or so miles after Roadhead you will come to a crossroads called SLEETBECK and with a play park on your left.

 

Turn right , as if for Bailey Mill, and stay on this road for 2.2 miles to us.

Enroute you will pass 2 white cottages on the left in different locations, Bailey Mill road end, then a white farmhouse near the road (Stoneknowe).

We are the next driveway on the left with 4 big black bins and a wooden sign saying Saughs Farm .

 

 

 

 

Sally Spencer

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