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Everyday Groundwork for Everyone with Caroline Douglas LHHI and BHS Intermediate Instructor

11 Oct 2015 - 17 Oct 2015

Sunday 11 October: Talk

The first evening is a talk on “Why” we work horses from the ground. Describing in very simple language the biomechanics & benefits for the horse, different methods and when it is appropriate to use each one. Caroline will explain the equipment she uses to get results, briefly discusses gadgets (she doesn’t use herself) and what she is looking for at each step.

Venue for this evening:

Waltham Chase Village Hall, Winchester Road, Waltham Chase, Hants S032 2LX

Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm.

Saturday 17 October: Demonstration

Next Caroline will tackle the “How”. Whether your challenge is having limited space, knowledge, time or you just find it boring, Caroline will show the different ways of lunging, effective long reining, include gymnastic work using poles, as well as some in-hand work.

Venue for this evening:

Shedfield Riding School, Indoor School, Botley Road, Shedfield SO32 2HN

Time: 6pm - 8pm. 

Caroline’s Horses:

Norman is an 18yr old ‘been there, done it’ ride and drive cob. He is getting a little older now so Caroline will be showing us how to keep him supple and interested in his work. Caroline describes 8yr old Pooh as an “Irish Bitsa”! (bitsa cob, bits of something else...) not having had a great start, the last 2 years have been spent rehabilitating and regaining his confidence.

Please note, you will need to bring your own deckchair as there is no seating in the school.

Cost per evening:

  • £5 for South Downs Harness Club members and £7.50 for non-members.
  • Entry on door (if space) £7.50 for South Downs Harness Club members and £10 for non-members.
  • Both Evenings: £9 for South Downs Harness Club members and £14 for non-members.

For tickets send a SAE and cheque made payable to South Downs Harness Club, Miss K Harvey, 3 Duke Road, Hedge End, Southampton, Hants SO30 0PF

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