POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT WITH SHAWNA KARRASCH
The 2018 Clinic has been cancelled.
Shawna will not be travelling in 2019.Please stay tuned for possible dates in 2020.
“I want horse people to start to learn how to adapt the training to the goals they have with their horses, both on the ground and under saddle.” – Shawna Karrasch
From marine mammals to horses
Shawna Karrasch spent nearly ten years working to perfect her training skills with killer whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals. She then took this knowledge and applied it to horse training. Her first client was Olympic Gold Medallist Beezie Madden. Together, they found that adding in reward-based training made an amazing difference to their show-jumpers’ results.
She then started her own equine training company called “On Target Training”, offering clinics, demonstrations, lectures, private lessons and online coaching. In 2012 her first book got published “You can train your horse to do anything!”. In 2013 she joined Hannah Weston and Rachel Bedingfield in “Connection Training”, teaching and coaching hundreds of horse owners around the world.
Shawna on tour
Last year, Shawna visited Europe and did 9 clinics in over 7 countries. It was a huge success and the tour received positive media attention. Because of the impressive results and positive feedback, Shawna decided to do a tour through the USA and Europe this year. She will be on the road for 9 months, visiting 19 cities in 8 different countries. She is very excited and would love to share this special event with as many horse lovers as possible.
The Heart and Science of Positive Horse Training
Connection Training is an influential online platform for horse owners. It is a popular resource for positive horse training with many different Home Study Courses, based on practical solutions to common training questions. In 2017 Connection Training launched its Instructors’ Training Programme. They also opened their residential training Centre in Andalucia, Spain.
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Venue - Horse in Hand Ranch
(Please note that for insurance reasons, outside dogs are not permitted on the property.)
The arena for the event is an indoor 230x90. This will give participants plenty of room for whatever they need to work on. A set of wooden bleachers will be brought out for auditors to sit on, but I recommend you bring your own lawn chair, as the bleacher seating will be limited.
Participants are asked to arrive between 4pm and 7pm on August 3rd to stable their horse overnight. Indoor stalls include 2 bags of shavings and have auto water. Hay is available at an extra charge if you forget yours. Horse in Hand also provides shovels, rakes and buckets for you to touch up with, so no need to pack yours! When it's time to go, you can pack up and leave, no need to clean the stall!
Horse in Hand has 8 hookup camp sites and a few non-hookup. Camping is available at an extra charge. There are also plenty of places to park a horse trailer and sufficient parking for auditors. Signs will be on site to direct you.