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Horsemanship for the Recreational Rider Stage 1 (RR1)

Horsemanship for the Recreational Rider Stage 1 (RR1)

Horsemanship for the Recreational Rider is also designed for the weekend rider. It has a stronger focus on riding in the arena, however not objective to riding the trails and obstacles. The Recreational Riders interest lies in Olympic disciplines but understands that “Ground Work Out of the Saddle” is crucial to the safety of themselves and others.

The L.I.C. Process is a natural progression from the Trust Me, Trust My Horse Process and Courtmanship. The L.I.C. Process (Classical Lunging, In hand & Cavalletti) develops the BIG 3: Forward Motion, Balance & Rhythm.

This course isn’t a colt starting course but green horses would benefit from the education so the Recreational Rider must be competent in the basics for preparing your horse safely under saddle and must already be comfortable in the snaffle bit. The first day will be conducted as a group focusing on general concepts with the other day refining what you have learnt in a group including a personal lesson with Jason.

At the end of each day in the saddle we will enjoy dinner at the local pub for a coldie, dancing and tunes.


Private Round Yard Lessons @ $80 plus facility fee if relevant extra to the clinic fee

  • 4pm and hourly intervals back to 9am

  • 6.30pm - Welcome Dinner with Jason @ Local……

  • Saturday

  • 8-9am - Check in and Introduction talk about the Training Scale

  • 9 to 12am - Ground Control Group Session (GCGS) with M/T in between

  • 12 to 12.45pm - Lunch

  • 1pm to 3pm - Ground Control Group Session (GCGS) with A/T in between

  • 3 to 6pm - Ridden Control Group Session (RCGS)

  • 6.30 to 8pm - Yummy food, Wine & Theory Presentation

  • 8pm - Close

  • Sunday

  • 8-9am - Check in and Group Recap on Saturday Session (GRS)

  • 9 to 1pm - Private Lessons with M/Tea in between

  • 1 to 1.30pm - Lunch

  • 1.30pm to 5.30pm - Private Lessons with A/Tea in between

  • 5.30pm - Close

  • “Riding truly becomes an art when sensitivity / knowledge of the horse combine to produce lightness in the hands of the horse”

    -Philippe Karl

    1. What are the Prerequisites needed to attend this course?

    A: None, just an open mind to the information

    2. Does this course require me bringing my own horse?

    A: Yes, you will have the opportunity to spend many hours together working on the relationship and foundation skills

    3. Are there undercover facilities from the sun & rain?

    A: We aim to book indoor facilities wherever we go but check with the organiser on application

    4. Are meals provides in the fee.

    A: Tea, coffee, soda etc and MTea/ATea. On the last day we get together for lunch as a family but otherwise we normally head to the local together. At the end of the first day in the saddle we will enjoy dinner at the local pub for a meal, drinks, dancing and tunes.

    5. Is there accommodation on site?

    A: Check with the organiser otherwise we can recommend local B&B and a like

    6. What type of accommodation is there for my horse?

    A: check with the organiser but there is normally stables or paddocks at most venues

    Jason recommends this equipment

  • Rope halter & minimum 3.6m lead rope

  • HMS flag

  • Riding whip

  • Lunging whip


  • My promise to you…

    “If you treat the horse as he appears to be you hold him in the past. But if you treat your horse as if he already were, what he could potentially be will make him what he should be. When you love your horse for who they are, they turn into who they love”

    -Jason McInnes

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