2-Day $300 Early bird $275 through
September 30, 2016, Down payment
3-Day $425 Early bird $400 through
September 30, 2016,
Down payment $50
Payments due October 8th
or $30 (optional)
Attendees DO NOT need to bring or own
a horse to participate.
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.)
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.
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)
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.
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.
payments are due by October 8h.
can be paid as part of the payment plan)
815-355-1558 or E-mail
About 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
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,”
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”
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