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(( Clinics ))
With regards to training, we give credit where credit is due to the many Clinicians we have met and learned from over the years. We would like to thank them all!
We offer clinics to show you how to use "Gentle Horsemanship Techniques", desensitize and halter your newly adopted horses or burros. The clinics includes training your adopted equine as well the adopter. The adopter also learns how to ground school your equine. Remember these tricks aren't just for kids, they are for Wild Mustangs, too. Please use caution when using new techniques and we recommend the use of safety headgear.
Training is available for adopted Wild Horses and Burros. The training programs are exclusive to BLM adopted wild horse and burros. To begin enrollment for training your horse, contact the Wild Horse Foundation at 979.828.3927. We offer various levels of training, which include gentling, haltering and saddle training, and time can take from 90 -150 days depending on the adopted horse. The majority of horses are able to be trained; however, it may take longer for a particular horse. We have 16 training pens available, individual stalls with a training capacity of 35. Cost per month is $650.00 full board, no medical and no ferrier. All fees are payable on the first day of each training cycle. (30 days) Ferrier and Veterinarian service is available for an extra fee, owner is responsible for these fees. We are not responsible for injuries sustained, to the horse or owner while on our property. Texas State Law declares equine events are dangerous and each person assumes liability on themselves.
Some excellent methods to try and learn are listed below. While we know there are many more excellent clinicians out there as we meet them we'll post them for you.
We do not recommend any one trainers methods over any other trainers. All trainers offer something to help.
Steve Mantle and Ray Field performing horse gentling clinics at the October Pauls Valley, Oklahoma adoption, 2002
Not picture because she is taking the picture, Susan Calhoun, President Wild Horse Foundation.
Humane Penning - Ray Field, Trainer
"Introducing Humane Penning 101"
"Introducing 10 steps training a horse to stand for shoeing 102"
"Introducing Lifting of Legs for Mustangs 103"
Watch for Advanced Clinics for Endurance Training, Cross Country training, Dressage, plus many, many more.
**** Call for space availability. Limited to the first 6 participants with horses $200.00 or participants without a horse $150.00 we'll provide a horse for you. Spectators $75.00 per person. Clinics dates vary each month.
"Wild Horse Facts"
Wild horses have a better chance of seeing and escaping predators and of finding scarce food if they live together. As social creatures, horses communicate primarily via body language, such as ear, head, and neck movements. Other important communication methods are scent sniffing, neighing, squealing, snorting, other vocalizations, foot stomping, and kicking. Mutual grooming probably both feels good and serves to reduce tension and reinforce bonds between these powerful, large mammals.
The Wild Bunch -- May 2001
For more on gentling, desensitizing, sensitizing, poling, feeding, haltering, lifting feet, loading, leading, shots blanketing, saddling and many many more, please contact us.
TRAINING VIDEOS COMING SOON! SEE OUR STORE!
Halter Making Easy! - Susan Calhoun
Plus more to come!
Introducing the "The Horse Dome" where Course 100 is easy! We offer over 100 ways to help you with your wild mustang or burro and we even assist you with plan learning stages to those who are not sure what to do next!
-- Mentor Assistance --
We will add mentor assistants as requested for no annual fee. Please be prepared to fill out proper mentor standards and ethics form with the properly signed clinicians acknowledgment.
Example: To stand by a fence and watch at a workshop does not qualify anyone as a mentor. You must physically meet the challenge and be signed off by a professional clinician. Since we are to be trusted and learned counselors or guides, we must remember to be teachers of wisdom with mentoring.
We're not looking for journeyman trainers but mentors who know that it is a continuing challenge to assist new adopters with natural or gentle horsemanship techniques.
Mentoring or the word mentor has been a part of our world for years and now in the past few years everyone wants to be a mentor. While we encourage the need for continuing help and assistance, we ask that everyone use caution while being mentored, mentors vary in technical skills. The good part about being a mentor is that both parties learn from each other while one actually uses his knowledge to coach that knowledge to another person. We're building a group to help preserve and foster the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Program. If you are interested in helping, please let us know.
The free-spirited animals that inspired countless schoolchildren in the 1950's will almost certainly gain the allegiance and affection of future generations of Americans. But with the continued growth of communities in the West and the ever-growing demands on public lands, the next generation of land managers will face new challenges to protect wild horses and burros on public rangelands. Meeting these challenges will require an expanded knowledge of wild horses and burros and their ecological systems. It will require the willingness of citizens with divergent views to seek common ground and develop a shared vision for the future. And it will require people like Velma Johnston, who believe that individuals can "make a difference," to find creative solutions and serve as mentors and mediators.
The Wild Bunch - May 2001
"The TEXAS CONNECTION"
"THE LIST TO BE ON IN TEXAS" coming soon!
(**) indicates certified Wild Horse Gentlers Level 1 WHF.
Collinsville-North Texas Dennis and Deb McGowan email@example.com **
Dallas-McKinney Robert Clark ROBCLARK9@cs.com
Houston Ray Field firstname.lastname@example.org
Waco-Houston (ALL-Texas) Ray Field 979-828-3927, email@example.com **
Waco-Houston Central Texas Susan Calhoun 979-828-3927, firstname.lastname@example.org **
Belen Vasey, Monica email@example.com
COMING SOON! ARKANSAS, COLORADO, KANSAS, LOUISIANA, OKLAHOMA
Vicksburg, Monroe, Little Rock, Ray Field, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jackson, Biloxi, New Orleans, Susan Calhoun, email@example.com
Vicksburg, Jackson, North East Louisiana Rusty Brasfeild, firstname.lastname@example.org
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