Friday, May 11, 2012

Mark Rashid Clinics in June

There will be two three-day Mark Rashid clinics being held at Black Star Farm at 1971 Granville Road in Cedarburg, Wisconsin on Saturday June 2 through Monday June 4, and Tuesday, June 5 through Thursday, June 7.  There are a maximum of 8 riders per three-day clinic, and all sessions are one-on-one.  Rider slots are filled, but auditing can be very valuable, and auditors are included in the clinic and encouraged to ask questions.  Clinics run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day with a short break for lunch, and sessions are held rain or shine.

Auditing fees are $40 per day (bring your own chair and food), or $35 per day with pre-registration. I’ve been riding with Mark now for about 10 years, and have found it immensely beneficial. Mark is about making changes in you - your softness and internal direction of the horse’s thought - in order to make changes in your horse. So it’s a lot more about fixing riders than fixing horses, although horses get changed in the process.

Mark works effectively with riders in all disciplines, English and Western. He takes people and horses where they are, as individuals, and works with whatever needs addressing. There tends to be a lot of variety at the clinics in terms of what people are working on, since there's no "program".  For prior years' clinic write-ups, see the sidebars - this will give you a good feel for what the clinics are like.

I’ll be auditing the first clinic and riding two horses in the second clinic - Pie and Red (who is up at Black Star right now with my trainer Heather Burke, who is a student of Mark’s). To preregister, contact Deb Goelz at Hope to see some of you there!  If you do come, be sure to let me know so we can introduce ourselves.

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