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HORSE AND RIDER TRAINING EXERCISE JULY 28TH

HORSE AND RIDER TRAINING EXERCISE

SATURDAY JULY 28TH

STILLWATER FARMS ARENA

367 Duck Thurmond

Dawsonville, GA   30534

 

Once again, Barbara Hutson has graciously offered the use of her arena for our training day. 

Thank you Barbara! 

 

Back in May, some of the members of NGMSAR participated in Service Horse Training in Lebanon, TN.   This clinic was dedicated to horse/riders that provide a service to their community.  It was hosted by the Wilson County Sherriff’s Department and their knowledge was invaluable.   We did team building as a group,  and in teams of 3’s, 4’s, 5’s and 6’s.  The horses were tasked with the job of performing as a unit as well as the riders being conscious of all riders and horses on their team, not just their own.  We were exposed to potential noises, obstacles and situations and had trained professionals to help guide us thru.

 

The last day was a one-on-one with your horse.  It was designed to see the level of understanding and communication between horse/rider.   

 

Our training will be focused on the lessons learned during this clinic.  As a mounted unit, we need to be prepared for a vast number of incidents that may occur.  Most of our horses are experienced on the trail, however, it is what transpires while waiting for your assignment or working side by side with other horses, searchers, vehicles, etc.  that could possibly cause a potential issue.  We will be learning and practicing skills acquired at this clinic that will, no doubt, make our unit a stronger team.

Time and details to be sent at a later date, depending on the summer weather.

Please respond to ngmsarhrstrn@gmail.com if you plan on attending or have any questions about the clinic.

 

Respectfully,

Shirley Cox

NGMSAR Secretary

ngmsarsec@gmail.com