Equine TTouch 2 Day -  3 Day Clinic

Saturday Nov 5th – Sunday, Nov 7th  

Fee: 2-Day $300 Early bird $275 through September 30, 2016, Down payment $50

Fee: 3-Day $425 Early bird $400 through September 30, 2016, Down payment $50

All Final Payments due October 8th
Lunch:  $10 Per day or $30 (optional)

Instructor:  Level 3 TTeam Practitioner Marcy Baer

Horses: Attendees DO NOT need to bring or own a horse to participate.

Location: Hosted by June Pedersen ,Castle Ridge Keep Farm, Crystal Lake, Il 8109 W. Hillside, Crystal Lake, Il 60012 (Click here for a listing of local hotels.)

Daily Schedule: Each day we will be from 9:00 to 5:00 including one morning and afternoon break as well as one hour for lunch.

Lunch Option: Catered at the farm $10.00 per day for a total of $30. Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch or leave the property to eat. (Please plan to return on time)  

Class Size: Limited to 15 students, be sure to reserve your space soon!  

Bring Your Horse: (Optional) If you would like to bring your horse, board is $25 per day per horse. Call June to make arrangements  (815) 405-9424

How To Pay: A simple $50 down payment will secure your spot during early sign up (before April 15). We are happy to work with each attendee individually with an installment payment plan.  Personal checks are welcome.  Please E-mail Patty Johnson for details.

Payments are NON-Refundable: Because the class is limited to 15 people, your payments are nonrefundable unless we are unable to hold the class then everything except transaction fees will be refunded in total.

All final payments are due by October 8h.

Lunch:  $10 Per day or $30 (optional, can be paid as part of the payment plan)

Any Questions?: Ask Patty Johnson
Call 815-355-1558  or E-mail  Patty Johnson

About Marcy Baer: http://www.briarhillfarm.com

Marcy Baer grew up near Buffalo, New York and fell in love with horses during her first ride at the age of seven. She now claims 40 years of horse experience, practicing TTeam (Tellington-Jones Equine Awareness Method) for 20 of those years. Her experience reaches the depth and breadth of the horse world, including all disciplines, breeds, sizes from performance sport horses to beloved backyard pets. Marcy is currently co-owner of Briar Hill Farm located on a beautiful hillside in Central Vermont. There they raise and train Fjords and the endangered English Dales Ponies.

20 years ago, Marcy, saw a demonstration given by TTouch Practitioner Edie Jane Eaton. She observed Edie Jane performing tail work at the same time describing the relaxed look on the horses’ face. Impressed at her ability to be at the back of horse and observe his facial expression, Marcy returned the next day for a clinic.

During the next several days Marcy worked with a juvenile delinquent pony named Mulligan. Mulligan is a golf term for a second shot, perhaps that day both handler and pony got their second shot. Instead of forceful corrections, pulling, pushing, and harsh tones, Marcy and Mulligan were shown new tools allowing for respectful, soft, clear communication, resulting in a quiet, relaxed, thinking pony.

This type of training suited Marcy’s calm personality. She immediately began to focus on acquiring her TTeam certification. While teaching students, Marcy’s goal is to help people become more mindful of interacting with horses. Students are given various tools allowing them to achieve a clear, soft, respectful and productive communication with their horse.

“In TTeam we try to understand and acknowledge situations from the point of view of the horse,” explains Marcy.

The Tellington Method is comprised of four components: (from the Tellington TTouch website)

·       Gentle body work called Tellington TTouch comprised of circular touches, lifts, and slides

·       Movement exercises in "The Playground for Higher Learning”

·       Specific harnesses and other equipment

·       Intention with the realization that you can "Change Your Mind & Change Your Animal”

Questions or for more information:
E-mail Patty Johnson