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LEARN FROM WILD HORSES AT RETURN TO FREEDOM/LIBERTY TRAINING, THE CAROLYN RESNICK METHOD, THE WATERHOLE RITUALS


THE CAROLYN RESNICK METHOD, THE WATERHOLE RITUALS

LIBERTY HORSE TRAINING CLINIC  

at RETURN TO FREEDOM's

AMERICAN WILD HORSE CONSERVATION

JUNE 18th TO 21st , 2019

INSTRUCTOR: NANCY ZINTSMASTER

Join Carolyn Resnick, Nancy Zintsmaster and Neda DeMayo at Return to Freedom's American Wild Horse Sanctuary and learn to connect with horses at Liberty in nature. This will be an unforgettable experience of a lifetime! 

Return to Freedom’s mission is to preserve the freedom, diversity, and habitat of America’s wild horses and burros through the sanctuary, education, advocacy, and conservation, while enriching the human spirit through direct experience with the natural world.

For twenty years, Neda DeMayo, founder of Return to Freedom, a national non-profit wild horse conservation organization,  has been dedicated to modeling and advocating viable humane solutions to protect wild horses and burros on the range as an alternative to the costly and traumatic capture and warehousing of wild horses. RTF operates a sanctuary providing a refuge for 500 wild horses and 43 burros with a focus to maintain natural family bands and bonded social groups.  

This amazing experience will take you to Return to Freedom's Wild Horse Sanctuary where you will learn directly from free-ranging wild horses about relationships and communication between the horses in the herd and how to translate this "feel" into developing a connection with horses at Liberty through The Carolyn Resnick Method of Horsemanship, The Waterhole Rituals.  You will enjoy this experience with wild horses that have been rescued by Return to Freedom and reside at the Sanctuary, including some horses that are looking for adoptive homes!

The Carolyn Resnick Method of training horses at Liberty, The Waterhole Rituals, will teach you how to communicate with horses in a language they understand. This method was developed by Carolyn Resnick over 40 years ago from her observation of horses in the wild and how they communicate with each other in harmony and unity.  She adapted this communication into a method that would help humans communicate with horses by developing a deep bond, trust, respect, and willingness; with no force and no pressure; allowing the horse to have a voice! 

THIS COURSE IS A  LIBERTY TRAINING COURSE THAT WILL HELP YOU TO DEVELOP  A DEEP BOND WITH YOUR HORSES LEARNING SKILLS AT LIBERTY (without tack); ON THE GROUND,  WHILE STAYING SAFE. Whether a beginner or advanced horseman, this clinic is for you!

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • MEDITATION WITH HORSES FOR PERSONAL GROWTH AND CONNECTION

  • HORSE/HERD BEHAVIOR AND PSYCHOLOGY

  • DEVELOPING THE BOND

  • ENERGY AND BODY LANGUAGE

  • HOW TO USE THE REED

  • HOW TO SAY HELLO TO A HORSE

  • HOW TO PUT A GAS PEDAL ON A HORSE

  • THE CODE OF CONDUCT/HOW TO SPEAK HORSE

  • THE ENTRY POINT OF CONNECTION

  • HOW TO SAFELY INTRODUCE FOOD TO YOUR HORSE

  • RECIPROCAL MOVEMENTS

  • DEVELOPING TRUST

  • DEVELOPING RESPECT

  • DEVELOPING WILLINGNESS

  • DEVELOPING FOCUS

  • MAGNETIC CONNECTION/COMPANION WALKING

  • LIBERTY DANCING

THIS CLINIC WILL BE HELD AT RETURN TO FREEDOM WILD HORSE SANCTUARY IN SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA 

  • Learn the Waterhole Rituals Liberty Training with Wild Horses rescued by Return to Freedom

  • Observe how wild horses naturally communicate with the Waterhole Rituals

  • Picnic lunch and snacks are provided on clinic days

  • The itinerary is flexible.

  • Changes may occur due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.

  • This is a group clinic.  if the clinic does not have sufficient attendance then we guarantee a 100% refund. 

  •  Please purchase refundable airline tickets or wait until we notify you that the clinic if full before purchasing your tickets.

TRAVEL & ACCOMODATIONS

Airports: 

San Luis Obispo SBP airpot
Los Angeles International airport LAX approx. 3 Hours from San Luis Obispo
Santa Barbara Airport 1 hour and 45-50 minutes from San Luis Obispo

Suggested Hotel Accommodations:

The closest hotel is the Courtyard by Marriott, and it’s about an 11 minute drive.

Although it’s farther away, it might be nice to stay more in town where you can be closer to restaurants and the like.

Downtown Hotels

Granada Hotel and Bistro

Le Petit Soleil

Garden Street Inn

Near Downtown  (~15 minute walk to the main street, Higuera St., or a ~2 minute drive)

Holiday Inn Express

Sands Inn and Suites

La Cuesta Inn

*** A complete list of all the accommodations in SLO is available here

Most hotels with a Monterey St. address fall under the “near downtown” category.

Visitor Center

San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce

895 Monterey St. San Luis Obispo, CA. 93401

T: 805.781.2777