14
Feb
12:00 am—11:59 pm
Jodphurs Riding School
Blind Lane

York, North Yorkshire YO26 7QJ United Kingdom
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Private lessons of 45 minutes.

£60 inc arena hire

Contact Andrew on 07957 862413 or andrew.askeane@gmail.com

Peter DeCosemo approach ‘in his own words’

If I were to sum up my philosophy of training and working with horses it would all be based around the following three quotations.

“The complicated part about training horses is the simplicity of it.”

This phrase has been ringing in my ears for over twenty years. Once casually said to me by one of my mentors it has become the guideline I adhere to, especially when faced with what initially appears to be a problem.

Horses are complex creatures, but on the other hand if the rider or trainer takes the time to learn their behaviour, instincts and reactions, gaining the animal’s full co-operation becomes relatively straight forward. Developing your horse into a willing partner within the training system is vital. To do this we have to learn how to work with his natural activities and conduct and not against them.

“If it works it can’t be wrong. But if it doesn’t work it’s not right.”

Famous old Yorkshire saying that has also become part of my work with horses and riders. Sometimes we may not see the reason why something we have done has worked. Instead of merely accepting this it is easy to over analyse and end up complicating matters. Conversely if something is not working then it is prudent to change tactics quickly. However, human nature being what it is we are often lured into repeatedly trying to make something work for our own sheer bloody mindedness.

“The wise man will leave his ego at the gate to the arena and not get involved in such arguments.”

Upcoming Events

18
Feb

Camp Info Evening

7:30 pm — 10:00 pm
Scotts Arms Pub

Information for newbies and also for regular campers. Contact Toni or Bobby for further info.

21
Feb

Drill riding with Peta Ackerley

7:00 pm
Askham Bryan College

Drill riding with Peta in groups of 6 or 8, fun training suitable for all horses young or old, novice or advanced. The more the merrier. Contact hisoph@gmail.com to book £10 per rider, £9 with helper discount, £13 non members (if space allows)

28
Feb

Show Jump Training with Hazel Towers

6:00 pm — 9:00 pm
Askham Bryan College

Jumping indoors at Askham Bryan with Hazel from 4pm onwards. Lessons in groups of 3 or more riders cost is £25 each and £20 with helper discount. Non members may be admitted at £30 if space allows. Please text Helen Towers to book on 07951 755085

01
Mar

Introduction Dressage to Music Training

6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
Harrogate Riding Centre

This is an introduction to dressage to music training with Peta Ackerley. There will be groups of 3 or 4 riders , experimenting with different music. Come and have a go to see if you enjoy it, or just to see what its like, or if you;re a bidding DtM rider and want to compete….