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.

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

  1. Rope halter & minimum 3.6m lead rope
  2. HMS flag
  3. Riding whip
  4. Lunging whip
  5. Cavesson & lunge Line