Where and When:  Maidendale Equestrian Centre
352 Aldinga Rd, Whites Valley, SA
June 7th - 9th   8:30 - 5:30/6:00

This course is a multi - level course to progress people who have done my Introductory course - Connecting and Fundamental Feel and ideally also the Introduction to Riding with Synchronicity. - although this is not a requirement.

The format will be a 1hr group session each morning - (theory, Q&A, simulations or body awareness and mobility) followed by 1 hr private sessions. The morning group sessions will be focussing on a common theme that is pertinent to all the participants with horses and the private session will be specific to the individual needs of the horse and rider - groundwork, riding, biomechanics, confidence building, postural development.

Priority of places will go to those doing all three days - however it will be possible to share a spot with someone in the case that people can't do all 3 days either financially or time wise. Get in touch with me if this the case for you and I can match up people that might want to share a spot.

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

I look forward to helping you and your horse feel good together and create the partnership of your dreams.


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.

Investment The cost to come with your horse is $660 for 3 days EB (early bird) Price - if paid in full before May 24th. After that the price is $770. A 50% deposit will secure your spot but full price will apply if total amount is not paid before May 24th. Horse spots are limited to 8 so get in quick.

The cost to come without your horse for the 3 days is $255 EB price - if paid before May 24th. After that the price will be $285 or per day rate is $95/day.

PLEASE NOTE: No stallions without prior permission. For questions regarding the course content, horsemanship or eligibility for the course contact Mel 0428 385 745 mel@melfleming.com
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Details about the venue and human accomodation...

Maidendale Equestrian Centre

352 Aldinga Rd Whites Valley SA 5172

Contact Mandy Maiden re horse accommodation during the clinic. There are horse yards/ shelters available for use.  0412 841 795‭

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

PRIVATE SESSIONS are available the day before the course - June 6th. 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.  

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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 or $33 for 15 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,  Fascia Release and Mobilization Therapy, 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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