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Apr 3-Jun 3 2017 On-line Video Coaching Program with Karen Musson - Deepen Your Skill

April 3rd - June 3rd, 2017

Refine Your Feel One-on-one Coaching Program with Live Group Discussion
Deepen Your Skill - Spring 2017 Session
"Because there's always more..."

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Enjoy a series of one-on-one video consultations with Karen
+ insights from live group coaching sessions 
(details below)

April 3 - June 3, 2017

This is a special program for those of you I've met in my travels, who are asking "How can I work with you more?". I'm so grateful to have "connected" with you and want to offer you an opportunity for us to do that.

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The intention of this program is to serve you on your horsemanship journey in a way that best fits your goals, vision or simply the "mystery" of where the path leads next!

We are talking of course about (forever) Refining our Feel in terms of inspiring a better (or even better) connection with our horses - whatever we happen to be doing... from hanging out together to addressing a very real challenge.

What does "true unity" mean to you?
How do you walk (trot or canter :) ) that pathway?

Is it really true unity in a partnership if "submission" is involved (on either side!)? Or if we are always "marking" in some way when the horse is "right" (what do those momentary marks of "right" imply - to our horses - the rest of the time)? I learned so very much of value from the more widely used methods... it's just that there is more... so much more. 

questionboxJ25 What if we could do away with the need for judicious "escalation of pressure" as an incentive - assuming, we had a different way to express clarity?

questionboxJ25 What if our own Feel were more of an incentive in itself than food rewards? 

questionboxJ25 What if your horse consistently chose to drop into Flow with you, because it feels good to do that - instead of because it avoids discomfort or might win a food reward. And that within your Flow you are able to shape your moves together with ease because your Feel, Timing and technique relative to Balance go through his body to his feet - in a way that has real meaning for him - and lead the dance from that mutual connection? 

questionboxJ25 What if you could reliably resolve challenges in a way that adds to the partnership? Because there will always be challenges, small or large that show up. What if challenges actually felt like (as opposed to telling ourselves they are) glorious opportunities, because you know that achieving the "shift" you will inspire in your horse to overcome the challenge will not feel like correction or confrontation - it will bring you to a new depth of mutual trust and understanding?

If any of these are interesting to you, The Feel of Release may be the next layer of understanding and powerfully empowering technique on Your Horsemanship pathway.

Program Details

This program offers you both customized coaching and live group exchange in a community of like minded folks:

4 x one-on-one consultations, scheduled between April 3 - June 3, 2017

Recording a video clip for me to see is the best way to get the most out of these sessions. However! If you shake at the thought of technology, you can still participate in the old fashioned audio only (a.k.a phone) style - though, I do ask that you email, post or share a link to photos of you and your horse to introduce yourselves, as a minimum. I have found that when I work with trainers in particular (though not limited to trainers!), their observations are often extremely accurate and descriptive, so video may not be necessary every time - we can decide that together along the way. 

2 x live group coaching calls, scheduled between April 3 - June 3, 2017

These are live coaching calls. The intention of these calls is to have a group exchange of key insights along the way. I will send you email notifications with a link to click - that's all you have to do to watch and join the chat. If you are a tad more tech savvy (or just game to try things) I will offer the opportunity for you to join me on this video-call too - let me know if you're interested and we can make that happen! Replays will be available if  for some reason you can't join us live..

Your Horse, Your Horsemanship Group

Join my on-line student community from around the world (closed Facebook group), with access to more tips and stories from other true students of the horse and of life!

Shhh my secret (not!) is that I want to provide ongoing support for a group of folks with serious interest in continuing to develop their Feel in more advanced ways - so...this is not a one off thing ;) 

"Dive in" with a combination of individual & group coaching

Your Level, Your Focus, Your Speed

What's in your Feel defines your partnership. Why? Because Feel is the main thing your horse has to go on - it's how he's "wired". Your Feel is the direct line to your horse -- when it's aligned with who You are and applied with clarity that fits Your Horse. A shift in your Feel & Timing to better fit your horse can be enough to unlock and reach into a new level of partnership.

By invitation (if you are interested but have not received an email from me, please contact me here). Register below!

Whether you want to "just" find your flow out on the trail, bust open the door to master your real potential 
or simply refine your feel in a great connection you already enjoy, do join us!

Registration open for a limited time (Program starts on April 3rd)
Limited number of spots due to one-on-one coaching (I don't have a clone yet!)

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Mark Rashid

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"I see an 'opening' as anything that allows us to help guide, however briefly, an individual in the direction we ultimately would like to go. An 'opening' can be, and often is, a very subtle form of communication between horse and rider that can easily slip past us if we're not paying attention. 'Openings' can and do work both ways. [...] It amazes me just how small an 'opening' can actually be, whether working with horses or with people, and how easy it can be to create an 'opening' when one is needed."

Mark Rashid

"I truly believe developing the ability to see and use 'openings' effectively is only one piece of what one might refer to as the 'harmony in horsemanship' puzzle. When this idea of understanding 'openings' is brought together with the understanding of two other simlar ideas - making a connection with another indvidual, and the role distance plays in overall communication - I believe it is then that harmony in horsemanship becomes a much less daunting concept for us."

Mark Rashid

Leslie Desmond

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"Bill knew about a place I did not know existed, or could exist, between a horse and a human being [...] Bill included each one of my horses in that information exchange. Over the course of many months,... he took each one by its lead rope and, later, by the bridle reins. Using what he called his 'better feel', Bill showed me and each of them exactly what he meant by what he did [...] It was not long after I made the switch from force when needed (often) to always customizing the feel I offered to a horse, that two tough horses I had misunderstood for years developed into my most reliable mounts."

Leslie Desmond

The lightest hands carry intent that is recognized instantly by the horse, as seen in the maneuvers he chooses to make with his feet. Whether that horse is ridden or handled, the lightest hands can purposefully influence the speed, direction and sequence of each foot with accuracy, in a manner that is reflected in the horse's body and on his face.

Leslie Desmond

Bill Dorrance

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"The Real Masters Understood Feel [...] For example, De Kerbrech, (French officer in the cavalry of Napoleon III) really understood horses. He had it fixed up so the horse could succeed. [...] The first time I read Beudant's book was in the 1950s. The way he explained things, there was no doubt in my mind about what a person needed to do to get these little things working for them and their horse."

Bill Dorrance

“Feel, timing and balance: sometimes it’s best to talk about feel, timing and balance separately, and to learn how to apply each thing separately on the start. But when you apply these three things a little later in your training, then you see that each one of these things supports the other. They are interconnected and all three are real important. You really can’t get along without all three.”

Bill Dorrance

Faverot de Kerbrech

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“...plus le deplacement du poids est facile dans tous les sens, plus l'equilibre est parfait. En vertue de ce principe, on dit que le cheval est 'en equilibre' quand de simples indications suffisent au cavalier pour modifier a son gre la disposition du poids sur ses colonnes de soutien”

Faverot de Kerbrech

[Translation: ...the easier it is to shift the weight in any direction, the more perfect the balance. By virtue of this principle, the horse is 'in balance' when a simple indication from the rider is sufficient to modify the distribution of weight across the columns of support (four quarters) accordingly]

Duke of Newcastle

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"You must in all Airs follow the strength, spirit, and disposition of the horse, and do nothing against nature; for art is but to set nature in order, and nothing else."

William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle

"A confrontational approach ‘Astonishes the Weak Horse […] makes a Furious horse Madd; makes a Resty Horse more Resty […] and Displeases all sorts of Horses’. The alternative however is not ‘to Sit Weak […] but to Sit Easie’, in the understanding that ‘The Horse must know you are his Master’"

William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle