Pony Club Horsemasters Long Lining Clinic at Talbot Run

Horsemasters Long Lining Clinic

with Katie Phelan

February 8 at 1 pm.

Talbot Run Equestrian Center

Open to Capital Region Horsemasters and Talbot Run Adult Clients

$30 checks to Katie Phelan

Come and learn to work with your horse on the ground using Long Lining. Long lining is a technique that many trainers use to start a horse or to introduce new steps in training. Unlike lungeing, when you use long lines it gives you the flexibility to ground drive, double lunge, or work in hand. That’s because with long lining you have a rein attached on either side of the bit or cavesson, which allows you to influence the inside/outside contact and bend; it also allows you to release the contact so you have a more elastic connection. Your horse gets to try new movements without also balancing the weight of a rider, so often you can make some real breakthroughs.. Developing these skills will help you to improve your hand to rein contact. Long lining provides another technique to communicate with your horse in addition to riding. Come and find out more about a great way to work with your horse when riding isn’t feasible or preferable!  Talk to Ann if interested. 3016487602

Talbot Run Summer Day Camp Information is Up!

Hey All!  Check out the Summer Camp 2015 information of the Talbot Run website.  We are running an early bird special – Be sure to register as soon as you know the weeks you want – space is limited!  Its a great opportunity to have fun at the barn and learn about horse care as well as improve your riding.  Full day (for all) and half day (ages 4 to 6) are available.   Email or call Ann with any questions.  The warm weather is coming!!!!camp

Talbot Run – Back in the saddle – New Lesson Session coming soon!

IMG_0213 1Fingers crossed that we are on an upward trend with the temperatures – the horses and people are beginning to get back to normal after last week’s frigid temperatures – Its still cold but we can ride again!   Be sure to dress appropriately when you come out to the barn – gloves are a must! We will be extending the next eight week session start until Friday, January 29 (first day of new session) to make up for last weeks’ cancellations – we will be one lesson ahead for those of you who paid for 8 week sessions on Mondays and Sundays – we will see if it equals out in future cold days or we will start the next session next time with Sunday. Pay by January 23 for your next 8 week session and take a 10% discount.   Please don’t forget that if you are paying by the lesson – the fee is $40. Stay warm! Spring is coming !

Talbot Run – No lessons tomorrow (Sat.) – last day of frigid temps:(

With a predicted high of 23 degrees – we have decided to cancel lessons tomorrow – We will be extending the session an extra Saturday – new lesson session will begin on Jan. 31 for Saturday riders.  We will have our Pony Club Quiz Practice at 2 and 3 pm. tomorrow in the heated areas of the barn.  Stay warm – future forecast looks warmer:)

Talbot Run – Too cold to Ride Tonight (WED)

Sorry folks – another day of cold has got us down – stay tuned for make-ups and let us know what works for you!

Possible dates/Times – Monday at 4:30 and 5:30, Wednesday at 5:30, Thursday at 5;30, 6:30 and 7:30.  Some Sundays at 2.  Martin Luther King Day  Jan. 19  in the am. – times to be announced – Catherine will offer make-ups for her students – also available on Tuesday, January 20 at 10:00.  Email Ann at talbotrunec@aol.com to schedule – space is on a first come first serve basis – and we will continue to add in as needed – no deadline to get your make-ups done – hopefully before spring:)IMG_1095

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