Briar Hill Farm 2006 Events & Clinics

May 20-21.
WORKING THE YOUNG HORSE WITH RELAXATION AND COOPERATION!
Working with young horses. Learn how to educate your young horse instead of "breaking" him. Every time we handle our horse, we are teaching him a lesson. Learn how to make each encounter a positive learning experience. Develop  communication skills with your young horse to make for a cooperative working relationship. Learn ground exercises and handling techniques to teach obedience, balance, patience, confidence and coordination. Safe ways to learn to tie, prepare for the farrier, load in the trailer, longe, ground drive, preparation for starting under saddle.   Bring your horse, use ours, or audit and watch.
                                              At the end of this workshop you will have a good foundation
                                               to work cooperatively with your horse in a way that is fun,
                                               stress free and enjoyable for both of you.   
                             
                                               802-456-1680     bryhyl@together.net







June 17-18
COMBINED DRIVING CLINIC  taught by Sue Rodgers 

Sue Rodgers has successfully competed in CDEs across the east coast.
                                                                                   
                                          Want to get started in Combined Driving but don't know how?
                                          Sue will give instruction in all three phases of the Combined
                                          Driving Event: Dressage, Cones and the Marathon. She will
                                          give you lessons in each phase as well as share tips for what
                                          the judges are looking for, how to walk your Marathon course,
                                          plan your times, turnout, strategy in obstacles, maneuvering
                                          through the cones course and much much more. At the end
                                          we will have a mini CDE to use what we learned. By the time
                                          you finish this clinic you will feel prepared to go to your 1st CDE! 
                                          Bring your horse, or audit and watch.

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July 22-23.
PREPARING THE HORSE TO DRIVE WITH RELAXATION AND COOPERATION! 
                                                                  
                                                                     

                                                           Work with young horses to prepare them to hitch. Learn In hand and ground
                                                          driving exercises, get them accustomed to the feel and sound of: the bit,                                                                            harness, shafts and outside experiences. At the end of this workshop you should                                                               have a good understanding of the work you need to do to prepare your horse to                                                                drive. By the time you hitch your horse nothing should be a surprise or                                                                               discomfort. Bring your horse, use ours or audit and watch. Begin to prepare for                                                                your cooperative driving experience in a way that is fun, stress free and enjoyable.
                                                       
                                                  Sign up today!         802-456-1680        bryhyl@together.net
Third Annual Fall Foliage Pony Play Day at Briar Hill Farm. Bring your ponies and ride or drive through beautiful mountain roads and woods.  We will have a wonderful pleasure ride / drive, a pot luck lunch and plenty of time to swap pony stories.
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   This year we will again have a Dales Booth (hopefully adding an attached horse stall) in the Breed Pavillion, Dales Ponies in Barn C and a Dales Breed demo.

  Again we invite and encourage all Dales Breed Associations and Dales owners to: consider bringing their horses, help staff the booth, have your literature at the booth (there will be a fee to offset expenses) as well as assist and participate in the Dales demo. This is a wonderful opportunity to get all the Dales enthusiasts on the east coast together.

If you or your pony are interested in being a part of this awesome event contact :
Susan Cook          802-456-1680         bryhyl@together.net
DALES @ EQUINE AFFAIRE MASSACHUSETTS                    NOVEMBER 10-15-2006
                PONY    PLAY     DAY            OCTOBER 14

This year' s Pony Play Day will be at Robin Malkasian' s in Woodstock, VT.                              Please call for directions

Pony Play day 2004
Dales Demo @ Equine Affaire 2004
                     DALES AND FJORDS   @   EVERYTHING EQUINE                                                                     APRIL 29-30  2006 

   CHAMPLAIN VALLEY FAIRGROUNDS  IN    BURLINGTON, VERMONT
BRIAR HILL FARM WILL HAVE THEIR DALES AND FJORDS @ THE 3RD ANNUAL EVERYTHING EQUINE EXPOSITION IN BURLINGTON, VT SPONSORED BY VERMONT HORSEMANS COUNCIL April 29-30.

  In 2005 Marcy Baer did demonstrations on TTOUCH body work and starting a horse to drive. We expect to be at the Saturday night evening show with our Fjords and Dales again in 2006. Come see is in 2006
May 6
One day TTEAM CLINIC to learn TTOUCH techniques   taught by Marcy Baer
TTEAM offers a training approach that encourages optimal performance and health and presents
solutions to common behavioral and physical problems.
TTEAM horses demonstrate a  marked improvement in athletic skills and increased willingness and
ability to perform. Not only does the horse benefit, but also a deeper rapport grows between horse and rider because of increased understanding and more effective communication.

Learn  the  Tellington  TTOUCHES, a system of body work techniques that can improve your horse‘s performance, enhance his well being and deepen your connection with your horse.

Learn how to:
  identify and relieve your horse’s pain, discomfort and tension
  lower your horse’s pulse and respiration
  overcome your horse’s flight response and teach you horse to think instead of re-act
  first aid techniques to use in emergencies or colic
  build your horse’s confidence
  enhance and deepen your report with your horse

Bring your horse, use ours, or audit and watch. At the end of this workshop you will have a good foundation to use TTOUCH yourself.  Your horse will love you! 
Sign up today!         802-456-1680         bryhyl@together.net.