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HORSE CONNECTION CLASSES – RIDING & NON-RIDING

Quick Details

3 Hour Experience Midweek RIDERS - Maximum of 4 in riding class
A$120
2 Hour Experience Weekend NON-RIDER - Maximum of 6 non riding class
A$90

Horse care, handling confidence and how to be a better rider.

Learn how to communicate with horses and feel in control through horse handling skills and balanced riding techniques.

Are you looking for something different and fun in life?

– Do you love chilling out with a good coffee?
– Time and space needed for you to truly unwind, relax, and focus on yourself!
– Connecting with horses safely and confidently in nature.
– Maybe just be part of a social group and enjoy being with horses.

MIDWEEK 3HR SESSIONS

Ladies Riding Group $120pp. Horse freedom with head coach Debbie Burgermeister sharing over 40 years of knowledge!
– Start the day with a coffee or tea at Bonogin Valley Horse Retreat between 8.30-9.30am.
– 9.30-10am is preparing yourself and your horse to ride, 10-11am is riding time/skills coaching/just having fun on horseback, 11-11.30am is untack and put horses away.

Regular competent attendees will get to ride to the cafe and short trails sometimes, and get matched with a horse to feel like you own, with without the high cost and time that comes with horse ownership.

Non-Riding and how to be a better rider $90pp. 
– Start the day with a coffee or tea at Bonogin Valley Horse Retreat between 11.30am-12pm.
– 12-12.30pm is chilling out with the horses in the arena while they have a roll after their morning ride. Observe their behaviour.
– 12.30-2.30pm is focused to suits your needs and learning stage:
1. INTRO TO HORSE HANDLING/RIDING PREPARATION: How to approach them, catching, leading, tie-up knots, grooming, and learning all about horse care and handling.
2. HORSE CONNECTION GROUND HANDLING: Through body language and communication techniques to establish join up with a horse, moving the horse around to feel in control, horse behaviour techniques through lunging and liberty work.
3. HORSE CONNECTION RIDING: With bareback pads, we transfer the ground handling techniques to horseback through balance exercises and communication skills that prepare you if you want to learn horse riding or just be a better rider.
4. HORSE OWNERSHIP KNOWLEDGE: Including a handy cheat sheet summaries book to help you prepare and understand what is involved with owning a horse or going out and buying your first horse. First aid treatments, hoof care, drenching, feeding, supplements, bandaging, horse and saddlery gear and so much more.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON 2HR SESSIONS

How to be a better rider $90pp

1&4 are covered in our midweek sessions and Saturday morning Horse Intro classes. 2&3 we cover a mix of these skills each session.
2. HORSE CONNECTION GROUND HANDLING: Through body language and communication techniques to establish join up with a horse, moving the horse around to feel in control, horse behaviour techniques through lunging and liberty work.
3. HORSE CONNECTION RIDING: With bareback pads we transfer the ground handling techniques to horseback through balance exercises and communication skills that prepare you if you want to learn horse riding or just be a better rider.

More about your experience

Your fully stacked coach can provide you with balanced riding techniques, English and Western-style riding, introduction to polocrosse and horse archery.

  • Feel the freedom of horses with equine energy – a day of horse power customised for your group aimed with positive outcomes!
  • Get horse interactive and have a great value horse experience.
  • Whatever you need, this will have you walking away with empowerment, time out to unwind, leadership and understanding your personality, care & responsibility, and body language communication for success.

The best introduction to horses with the very basics in bonding with your horse and balanced riding to have you trotting away with confidence.

Beautiful countryside, feeling safe in a lovely horse arena and knowing you are discovering things about yourself and becoming one with your horse.

Boost your confidence in yourself and your abilities while having fun! Develop your skills in coordination, concentration, improve your general wellbeing, and provide an exhilarating feeling of freedom!

Don’t be a dummy on a horse trail ride playing follow the leader and not knowing what to do to handle your horse safely: Stay in control and learn all the basics you need to have fun with horses!

Completely personalised, up close, and hands-on with horses….great value as you have the place all to yourself with your group. (minimum age 8 years old)

What’s so great about learning with Bonogin Valley Horse Retreat and Debbie Burgermeister?

  • Exposure to nearly every horse sport across 40 years in English and Western equine disciplines.
  • Loves coaching and a great teacher, owning her riding school since 2006.
  • Very patient with the ability to adapt to many personality types.
  • High technique focus for accelerated development.
  • Owns wonderful horses to teach you and has access to other highly experienced specialised coaches.

PASSIONS

  • The unique horse sports of Polocrosse and Horse Archery
  • Working with teens and adults that are looking for a new challenge
  • Helping people find purpose when life is busy, stressful, kids left home, after retirement, etc.
  • Sharing the amazing feeling of freedom with horses
  • Help horse lovers, horse owners, and equine businesses avoid horse mistakes to have a safer horse education journey

Location

This activity is held at Bonogin Valley Horse Retreat
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