Elsa Sinclair 2022
FREEDOM BASED TRAINING
22nd - 25th April 2023
9.30am - 5.30pm
Willow Fields, Pump Lane North, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 3RA
"What if horses were given a choice? Would they let us ride them? Without force or tools to control, and without bribes to lure them?"
"For the last 25 years, I have committed myself to building collaborative training methods with horses as partners in development. This ever evolving journey has lead me to create what I call Freedom Based Training™. This is the basis for the training I believe all trainers use and too few talk about. Do you understand your choices in training? Do you understand the pros and cons of being more or less dominant in your development with horses? I aim to help everyone understand their choices and build a course of action that most suits their situation. I work with any breed focusing on depth of relationship, harmony, and collaborative training between horse and human."
ABOUT THE CLINICElsa Sinclair spent a year on this journey, with Myrnah, a 5yr old wild Mustang off the range, no tools, or ropes, just the two of them and the language they developed together. She didn't know if it could be done.
Since then, Elsa has created her globally successful online course 'Freedom Based Training' and traveled extensively around the world teaching clinics. 2018 saw the making of her second film Taming Wild; Pura Vida, documenting a trek across Costa Rica, on foot, with two rescued horses, helping them build trust and confidence in humans, so they may have a chance to be rehomed.
Since then we have been watching Elsa embark on another, more complex Taming Wild project - 'Evolution'. This project pushes the boundaries even further as she works with two stallions, all the while asking the same questions, but getting very different answers!
In the meantime watch the trailers for the Taming Wild and Pura Vida, below, after which, we defy you not to be instantly compelled to buy it and to bring your horse to the clinic!
If you are not familiar with Elsa's work, or with the Taming Wild movie then be prepared to be blown away!
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Course LogisticsVenue details: Willow Fields, Pump Lane North, Marlow SL7 3RA - 5 minutes from Jct. 4 M40 10 minutes from M4.
Stabling or Turnout Pen available: £25 per day, stabling numbers are limited, the pens are approx. 5 x 10 metre, the grass will be low so please bring hay.
Hay and bedding: Please bring your own hay, or if pre ordered the by two weeks prior to the clinic £7 per bale. Bedding is provided in the stables, if you need additional the cost is £8 per bale.
Camping/Staying onsite in your lorry: There is no hook up available onsite, but if you have you are self-sufficient you are welcome to stay onsite, this needs to be pre-arranged with Larisa by email: email@example.com
Catering: There will be tea, coffee, and refreshments available all day. Please make sure you bring your own lunch, snacks and anything else you might need. There is a fantastic pub opposite, The Three Horseshoes, with great takeaway options.
Spectator: Chairs are provided so you don’t need to bring your own, however if you have one you prefer you are very welcome to bring your own.
Please prepare for all weather, windy rain to gorgeous sunshine – it’s England after all! We have some covered areas and some open to the elements.
Dogs: We LOVE dogs! But are sorry to say that we do not allow dogs at the clinics, however if the weather is safe, you are of course welcome to bring your dog in the car and take for walks away from the clinic and our dogs onsite.
Any logistics questions however small that we might be able to help with, please for email and ask firstname.lastname@example.org
LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONThere are many hotels, Airbnb and bed and breakfast options in the area. Below are a few suggestions:
Premier Inn Marlow
The Causeway, Marlow
Buckinghamshire SL7 2AA
The Hamilton Hilton
Crowne Plaza Marlow
Fieldhouse Lane, Marlow
Buckinghamshire SL7 1GJ
Glade End Guest House
2 Little Marlow Road, Marlow,
Buckinghamshire SL7 1HD
Holiday Inn High Wycombe
Handy Cross, High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire HP11 1TL
BUY YOUR TICKET
Spectators – £40 for one day, £75 for both days. £120 for 4 days
Riders – £350 for the first two days. £650 for all 4 days.
COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES:An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By attending this clinic, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
If you feel unwell, or anyone in your household has symptoms, please do a lateral flow test prior to attending the clinic. Please adhere to all current government advice.