|Owners: Theresa Denham
Trainer: Theresa Denham
Horsin Around Clinics
A little about the clinician. Theresa Denham has worked with a wide variety of
horsemen/horsewomen over a period of over 35 years to develop a riding strategy that
has been successful for many students in different disciplines. Theresa worked
under Clare Bayman (Wiltshire Riding Academy England) Sally Swift, Susan Harris,
Holly Johns (Lake Oswego Hunt Club), Brian Croft, Norm and Carmen Bryant (Bryant
Ranch) to gain a powerful perspective on the mechanics of riding regardless of
discipline.In addition, as an accredited member of the Association of Equine Appraisers, Theresa has
developed a strict eye for excellence.
Now, Theresa is sharing her perspective on gaining a well balanced
horse and rider which enhances gait, movement and confidence in both horse and
NEW HORSE CLINICS LISTED Sept 2008 !
Purchasing 1st horse || BioMechanics Horse and
Rider || Colt and Filly Handling || Riding Lessons (Semi Private or Private)
How to, a clinic all about horses
for those who are considering getting into horses. This clinic covers
comon pitfalls made by first time buyers and how to avoid them. It also includes how to find appropriate professional help, what "red flags" to
look for in a training (lessons or trainer) situation.
Theresa, a certified Equine appraiser will share how to purchase a horse, things to look for in a trainer, boarding and instructional facility, and how to avoid common pitfalls. Included in this course are
suggestions to protect you when you make a purchase on a horse.
Clinic --Biomechanics of horse and rider
Cost: $125.00 with horse. Two separate semi private ride times per clinic.
Theresa Denham, under ARICP has personally worked under Susan Harris and
Sally Swift. She also worked Clare Bayman (Wiltshire Riding Academy,
Home of the British Olympic Team) to gain a deeper understanding of
biomechanics of riding.
Finding and using your natural reflexes,
your horses natural reflexes and how the center of balance can easily be
achieved will gain self confidence for you and your horse.
Theresa's years in the field have
allowed Theresa to help riders to understand and achieve the "whys" of
riding, not "just do because someone said to do it" attitude. You
will begin to see how your movement naturally works as part of the
communication system to the horse to gain more confidence in your
horse and creates a safer mount. This clinic has something for the beginner to the advanced rider and you
will be matched to your skill level with riding partners for a non-intimidating, fun filled class. this is also a great way to meet other riders.
At the end of this clinic you will learn tools to:
- motivate your horse to move in a forward fashion
- collect your horse without the use of artificial aids
- ride in unison with your horse, even if he is jumping around,
spinning and shying.
- understand what things affect your horses inability to accept your
- how to bring your young horse along quietly
- how to quietly use hands and legs while riding (and no I rarely
address this directly, it will just come naturally when we reach the
The format of this clinic is as follows:
- Each participant will join us for the introductory period.
- Ride times will be assigned.
All participants are encouraged to stay and learn during each participants ride time, although you may choose to come back only for your ride time..
- Post class discussion, Q and A
- this is a must do class for those who wish to do any discipline of riding and build confidence.
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