Create the Partnership of your Dreams through

Develop an amazing bond through connection and feel.
Set your horse up for success - health, happiness and performance for both pleasure and competition - by developing his or her posture, strength and athleticism through optimal biomechanics and functional movement.

MULTI - LEVEL COURSE - Advancing Ground Skills, confidence building, rope handling, Riding with Synchronicity - Horse and rider biomechanics.
We will be focussing on people's and horses individual needs as well as doing group learning sessions. 

This is  FEEL GOOD HORSEMANSHIP  - it causes horses and humans to FEEL GOOD !!! 


Where and When:

Gracelands Equestrian  Indoor Arena
2 Gracemere Crescent 
Glenorie, NSW

June 28-30    9:00 - 5:00

Come along with or without your horse.

Of course if you can bring your horse along your learning will be maximized as nothing beats hands on experience and having direct feedback from a supportive instructor to accelerate your learning. However the other option for attending these courses is to come and participate without a horse, in which case you would actively participate in all of the theory sessions, Q & A sessions, most  simulations as well as watch the demonstrations and observe those with horses practice the techniques. People coming without their horses are not just fence sitters. All of these "non-hands on" with horses sessions actually make up a big percentage of this course so the fee is priced appropriately.

Investment The cost to come with your horse is $660 EB for 3 days - if paid in full by June 14. 

Full price is $770. There are payment plans available if required.

There are limited horse spots available. So register early to avoid missing out. Your deposit will hold your spot.

The cost to come without your horse is $55/day - a little less than the usual course fee for people participating without horses as I anticipate we will spend a lot more time outside hands on with horses rather than teaching theory and simulations like we do in the other standard course formats I teach.

PLEASE NOTE: No stallions without prior permission. For questions regarding the course content, horsemanship or eligibility for the course contact Mel 0428 385 745
Please scroll down for booking forms.

Details about the venue and human accomodation...

Karen Norsa

0404 338 652

Bring your own tea/coffee and refreshments

Horses staying over night is $10 & you provide your own feed. Payable prior to arrival.

Horses staying during the day is $0 & you provide your own feed

One room available in the house if anyone needs to sleep over $15 a night BYO food. Payable prior to arrival.

Poo to be picked up in holding pens/arena and where you park your float

Bank Details

Karen Norsa

BSB 012 217

Account  233 366 484

When you arrive go past the two gates on Gracemere Crescent that go to the house. There is a third gate ( a set of double gates) that takes you to the stable/ arena/ horse area. If you have a float drive in here to unload and park. If you don’t have a float you can either park inside or out on the road.

'Functional Saddling' consultations, BALANCE saddles, Private lessons & Bodywork sessions -

PRIVATE SESSIONS will be available the day after the course  July 1st. Make sure you book these in advance, especially if you are interested in the saddle fitting so I am sure to have the saddles with me that may be required. 

Find out more details about these sessions

COMPREHENSIVE saddling consultations where you test ride several BALANCE saddles or saddles of your choice take 1.5 to 2 hrs. and cost $220. They involve riding in your own current saddle and experimenting with padding arrangements and or adjusting gullets (if possible) to see if  we can improve things with your current saddle. You can ride in several saddles of your choosing (that you bring along) and that you wish to get feedback on. We then test ride a BALANCE saddle to use as a comparison to determine how well your horse moves in its own saddle/s compared to a saddle that is known to be ergonomically designed for horses and riders to maximise comfort and performance.
Riding in the saddles is the best way to get direct feedback from the horse - this way we listen to the horse's opinion (and yours) rather than someone else's. Having a few saddles to feel as comparisons is important (BALANCE saddles or other) in this process.
If your horse did prefer the BALANCE saddle and you were potentially interested in purchasing one (second hand or new), we would then test ride several different models of the BALANCE saddles to see exactly which one is the best for both the horse and yourself. Interlaced into this session is advice on riding and biomechanics for horse and rider as required and as appropriate to the level of experience of the horse and rider.
MINI saddle consultations - It is possible to do shorter saddling consults where we do not test ride many or any saddles and I can just give you my opinion and recommendations on how you may be able to improve your current saddle with re-flocking, gullet changes or padding changes. This is priced according to the time taken. eg. $66 for 30 mins . Get in touch if you want advice on whether you need a Comprehensive saddle consult or if a Mini consult will suffice.
Private Lessons/ Training sessions  are $135/hr  plus travel (if I travel to you) or venue hire, if required. (Coaching in groundwork, riding, trailer loading, problem solving, healthcare and management).
Bodywork   Energetic Bodywork, Postural Development & Rehabilitation Therapy, General Healthcare & Horse Husbandry advice $135/hr
To get more details or book a saddling consultation, private lesson or bodywork session email Mel or call 0428 385 745.  
Letting me know as soon as you can if you are interested in one of these sessions will help me schedule things to make sure I can fit you in. These sessions are available the day before or after the course or in the mornings or evenings of the course.

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