Book onto this clinic if you are a new participant
Book onto this clinic if you have participated in one of Elsa's clinics before. Options are for two days or four.
If you don't know Elsa's work, prepare to be blown away!
It all started with a question... that became a project... that became a crowdfunding campaign... that became a film, that became the 'Freedom Based Training' programme.
The question was...
"What if horses were given a choice? Would they let us ride them? Without force or tools to control, and without bribes to lure them?"
Elsa spent a year on this journey, with Myrnah, a 5yr old wild Mustang off the range, no tools, or ropes, just the two of them and the language they developed together. She didn't know if it could be done.
Check out Elsa's website www.tamingwild.com, to be transported into a world of inspiration, where anything might be possible, with just the right approach.
In the meantime watch the trailer for the Taming Wild movie, below, after which, we defy you not to be instantly compelled to buy it and to bring your horse to the clinic!
This clinic brings together the nuts and bolts of how we read, respond to and collaborate with our horses as we develop the depth of relationship we want and work toward common goals.
The time we spend will allow us to bring depth to our understanding of what it is to forge a deeper bond with our horses; spending time building the skills it takes to work with our horses instead of against them, no whips, no treats, and no motivation other than horse and human working together in the intrinsic enjoyment of the moment. The beginning of a true conversation.
The clinic will give each of you, individually, a chance to focus in on your personal goals and discover what kind of tools and skills are most appropriate and necessary for your development. We start from a basis of Freedom Based Training™ and over the course of the two days, we will hone the tools most appropriate to your personal situation to forge a deeper bond and better relationship with your horse.
2 days (23rd & 24th June)
A workshop format, where participants will work with their horses individually, in small groups, immersing themselves in the concepts of Freedom Based Training and exploring the next level of horsemanship. Each day will open with a classroom session.
2 days (25th & 26th June) with a follow on option (26th & 27th June) for a more intensive experience.
The clinic will develop the work from the 2017 clinics and follow a similar format, progressing Freedom Based Training to the next level.
Workshops are open to participants of all levels and abilities. Freedom Based Training™ is adaptable to whatever level, you and the horses will always have something new to learn.
Each day will start at 09.30 and finish around 17.00.
The venue is very open, so please bring clothing for all weathers, from suncream to raincoats! There is a large viewing marquee for spectators, should it rain.
Spectators, there is no need to bring your own chair as we have seating at the venue.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided all day, but please bring your own lunch and anything else you might need. Should you prefer to go out at lunchtime, the Three Horseshoes pub across the road serves good food, or there is an Asda superstore two miles away that has a range of hot and cold food options. Additionally, the nearby town of Marlow has a variety of shops, delis and supermarkets.
Respectfully, we ask that spectators do not bring dogs to the venue. This is because we have our own dogs that will be on site throughout the weekend.
You are welcome to camp onsite in your horsebox, or caravan, but please note that there is no hook up.
Below we have comprised a short list of local hotel/B&B options and there are many more in the area:-
Premier Inn Marlow
Buckinghamshire SL7 2AA
Crowne Plaza Marlow
Buckinghamshire SL7 1GJ
Glade End Guest House
2 Little Marlow Road
Buckinghamshire SL7 1HD
Holiday Inn High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire HP11 1TL
RIDER PLACES ARE NOW OPEN FOR BOOKING!
Places are £300 for 2 days and a further £250 for the 4 day option
To book your place, please make a deposit payment, using the button below and then complete and return the booking form as soon as possible.
Booking Form - please download and complete the form and return it to us once you have made your deposit payment
Book your spectator place
If you can't bring your horse, come and spectate!! Please note, that if you are spectating the 4 day clinic, you can only attend the second two days (27th&28th) as a follow on from the first two (25th&26th). This is because of the way the information is set up, that you need the first two days as a foundation for understanding the progression.