Allison Creek Farm is excited to announce a new educational series! Come out to the farm to learn Horse Care 101 with all your favorite horse locals. Some classes, seminars, or workshops will be taught by us, others by the appropriate professionals. Cost will vary, hopefully with a few free ones!
Some of the topics we are considering include:
Vet: when to call the vet; vaccines; dental floats; deworming
Farrier: whens and whys of shoeing; hoof care and common problems
Breeding perspectives: vet, stallion owner, mare and foal owner
Saddle fit for both english and western disciplines
Buying a horse
Barn management: erosion and mud; grasses and hay; common local plants that are poisonous for horses; fencing; shelter
Basic horsemanship demonstrations; working with youngsters
Hauling: trailer safety; hauling and backing workshops
We are excited for the first workshop in our new educational series! Rope Halter Workshop with Stacey McCoy. Stacey will give a presentation about rope halters with one of our horses. We will discuss safety, why and how they work, and how you can use them to improve communication and safety with your horse. Then we will all settle in under the pavilion and tie your first halter!
Date and time: Thursday, March 8th, 2018 – 630p to 830p.
Location: Allison Creek Farm – 2131 Watson Spring Road, Watkinsville.
Cost is $25 per person. Rope will be provided. And you will get to take your halter home!
Reservation required by March 5th (so we can get your supplies!)
Parking in the main pasture.
Call or email Amanda with to reserve your spot – 706.338.1358, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are excited to announce a Rider Biomechanics clinic with Stephanie Mosely! “Stephanie has dedicated herself to teaching what top riders actually do to achieve amazing results. Horses and riders from every discipline and level of experience can benefit from her calm and clear style.”
She works with all levels of riders and all disciplines. From both classical and western dressage to hunters, reiners, and barrel racers, all riders benefit from Stephanie’s clinic.
Become a better partner for your horse by learning how your body language, position, and balance affects your horse. Open or improve the lines of communication with your equine partner.
Auditing is free! Participation is available in private or semi-private sessions. Three days of semi-private, one hour sessions are $300 per horse/rider. Private sessions are available for an additional fee. One hour lecture after lunch every day. Lunch option can be added for $15/day with gluten free and vegetarian options. Stalls are available at $20 per night.
Lunging our horse helps us establish that the horse is relaxed, listening to cues, and ready to ride. It requires a different set of tools for communication with your horse as you are controlling your horse from the ground and not from their back. This clinic will focus on the basics of communication for lunging. Body language, controlling speed, how the heck to attach the lunge line to the bit, keeping the horse at the end of the lunge line, and more.
Clinician: Amanda McCoy
Date: March 11th, 2018 at 1pm to 5pm.
Location: Allison Creek Farm – 2131 Watson Springs Road, Watkinsville, GA
Auditing is free. The clinic will be limited to 4 participants for a 4 hour clinic. Participation is $85 per horse/rider team.
Cantering with your horse can be an exhilarating experience. But sometimes it is difficult to find a good balance between powerful and forward while keeping the canter controlled and comfortable. Stacey will help you release the tension so that you can communicate effectively with your horse.
Tension creeps into your body if you are afraid of the speed or that first powerful push that your horse needs to start the canter. Unfortunately, that tension flows to your horse. Fear and tension will cause your horse to potentially become worried, leading to spooking, spirals of tension, unbalance transitions and more.