An exploration of the Classical Californio Style of horsemanship.
It’s origins and the brilliant design of the equipment, including proper use of the equipment to allow for an incredibly well balanced and refined horse and rider. We will cover in depth the origins and reasons for the development of this style of fine horsemanship, as well as the gear; it’s construction, why it is built this way, how it works, and how to chose and access quality equipment. You will be introduced to or advanced in working with the bosal, no matter where you are with your horse. If you are further along, this will greatly aid your bridle work which you will be given the opportunity to develop as well.
As effective, humane and subtle as these beautiful pieces of handmade equipment are, none of them compare to getting ‘right’ with the biggest tool we have of all. Our body and selves, and we will be getting very clear and consistent with this piece of the equation as well. You will also be given an opportunity to ride a more finished horse in the two-rein and straight up in the bridle to truly feel how it all connects and what the ultimate goal is.
Come prepared to have some myths de-mthyed, questions answered, new levels of feel and sensitivity opened, challenges and yes, even some frustration…but such an incredible journey of self and equine development. And I promise, tons of laughs as well…:)