... Making the Connections

Estes Park, CO - August 21 - 25, 2000 -

How many times have horsemanship students wished they could learn more about horses in a way that puts the "whole horse" together? Rather than focus just on anatomy or training issues or rider balance or any other single aspect of horsemanship, wouldn't it be wonderful to be in a place where ALL the pieces fit together to create the big picture -- the WHOLE picture?

A distinguished group of clinicians, dedicated to just this type of educational experience, have committed themselves to providing a unique study program. Students who would like to be exposed to a "head to hoof" approach to horsemanship from respected and well-known experts in their fields ... will want to attend THE HORSE GATHERING.

"The Horse Gathering" is an intensive week-long conference being held August 21st to 25th, 2000, in Estes Park, Colorado.

The format is designed so that students are exposed to all the topics with ample opportunities to interact with the clinicians for questions and discussions. No need to rush from one lecture to another for fear of missing any presentation. The goals of this program are bold: a comprehensive and interactive approach designed to maximize learning!
The first day will introduce all students to the wide variety of topics that will touch upon the fundamental issues involved in a comprehensive approach to horsemanship. The following four days are set up so that students will break into smaller groups for more detailed information about each topic. There will also be optional topics on adult learning and instructor techniques, legal issues, computers, and marketing. Two evenings will include a "round-table" discussion with all the clinicians participating. And lastly, there will be a conference dinner held that will offer some FUN and even more one-on-one interaction with the clinicians.

Whether a professional who currently works in the equine industry or a student of any level of horsemanship, those who hunger for a way to put the pieces together for a total "head to hoof" understanding will want to check out the impressive list of educators involved in this project.

Jeff Abbas (computers & internet)
Deb Bennett, PhD (anatomy, biomechanics, riding theory)
Linda Bertani (marketing)
Dr. Susan Crawford (massage therapy/chiropractic)
David Genadek (master saddlemaker)
Stuart Greenberg (farriery)
Jessica Jahiel, PhD (riding)
Mark Rashid (trainer)
Chris Ryan, Esq. (equine legal issues)
Dr. Dave Siemens (human and equine chiropractor)
Vic Thomas (adult learning & instructor techniques)
Harry Whitney (trainer)
Todd Williams (equine dentistry)

The cost for this extraordinary event is only $250 for early registration. There are ample accommodations at hotels, cabins, and campgrounds … all in the beautiful setting of the Rocky Mountains. A Bulletin Board has been set up for students to find roommates or travel companions.

For further details please visit the website is: http://www.horsegathering.com

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