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Helen
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 Posted: Wed Mar 24th, 2010 10:36 pm
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Hi Dr Deb,

Was wondering if you are planning any clinics in Melbourne area after your visit to Tamworth later this year? Very much hope so!

Helen

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 Posted: Thu Mar 25th, 2010 06:31 am
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Helen, I'll not be in Melbourne but here is the schedule for Australia and New Zealand in April and May of this year -- coming right up -- we have finally got all our dates and the plane tickets and so forth, so this is exactly what will be happening:

April 6th - 8th: Skeleton assembly class at the Tamworth TAFE. This class is SO much fun. You get to learn all kinds of stuff about horses' skeletons and teeth, contrasted with those of other animals so as to bring it home in perspective to the student. You also get to help us actually put the skeleton together so as to make a permanent mount for use in the classroom at the TAFE. The individual is immature so we will also be learning first hand about skeletal growth and bone fusion times. This class goes very well with the full-body class which immediately follows, because it allows us to do all the things with the skeleton that we cannot do in the muscle-dissection class. All those interested in enrolling should contact Dr. Christine McKinnon, DVM as soon as possible; the EMail contact is christine.mckinnon@det.nsw.edu.au

April 10th - 14th: Our full-body muscle dissection class, IMO the most important class for any aspiring or practicing horse trainer to take. We also welcome equine massage therapists, equine dentists, students enrolled in the veterinary assistant program, and farriers to name a few. All those interested in enrolling should contact Dr. Christine McKinnon, DVM as soon as possible; the EMail contact is christine.mckinnon@det.nsw.edu.au

April 16th - 18th: Limb and foot dissection class that has been set up especially for farriers and those seeking farrier status in Australia. Last year, we happened to bump into the President of the Australian Farriers' Association, who was on campus to shoe some horses, and we invited him in to visit the class. I asked him: if you had the opportunity, would you recommend that younger farriers get more exposure to this type of thing? And he said, 'oh, my, if I'd only had that chance when I was an apprentice.' I teach this class from the hip down and from the shoulder down, not just from legs that have been cut off at the knee and hock. This is important because nobody can understand stance, reciprocation systems, or limb biomechanics unless they have a chance to work with the WHOLE limb. All those interested in enrolling should contact Dr. Christine McKinnon, DVM as soon as possible; the EMail contact is christine.mckinnon@det.nsw.edu.au

April 19th - 21st: Head and neck dissection class that has been set up especially for equine dentists. This was an absolutely great class last year -- tons of discussion from very actively involved participants. Covers all aspects of head and neck anatomy, including tooth development, tooth naming and numbering systems, circulation, nervous system, hyoid apparatus, skull development, and more. All those interested in enrolling should contact Dr. Christine McKinnon, DVM as soon as possible; the EMail contact is christine.mckinnon@det.nsw.edu.au

April 24th-25th: Horsemanship clinic with the Canberra group. Our special "focus topic" this year (we select a different one each year) is the importance of lateral work, and understanding all its forms and all its physiotherapeutic and training implications. We'll also spend some time with the history of the Classical High School, since this is of particular interest to the Canberra group, some of whom also study with a student of Nuno Oliveira's. Lots of riding, lots of good discussion, film study and PowerPoint presentation on lateral work, free handouts....don't know how to have more fun in a short time. All those interested in enrolling should contact sponsor/organizer Alex Wickham by EMailing tyffyn@hotmail.com.

April 30th - May 2nd: Horsemanship clinic with the Adelaide group. With this group also, the focus topic will be the importance of lateral work as above. Brenton Matthews is our very generous farm host, and his place just could not be more ideal....big sunny arena, easy access to a roundpen, comfortable lecture facilities. Not to mention also having Brenton at my elbow to help out with some of the more difficult horses! Lots of riding at this clinic, generally as one-on-one lessons although sometimes as small-group sessions, depending upon the particular rider/horse need. Film study, PowerPoint presentations, free handouts....great time to be had by all. To enroll, please contact organizer Deb Turk by EMailing debturk@bigbutton.com.au

May 3rd -- free day for anyone in Adelaide area who wishes additional private instruction. Please contact Deb Turk by EMailing debturk@bigbutton.com.au

May 8th-9th: Horsemanship clinic in New Zealand at the arena in Howera. Here also we will have "the importance of lateral work" as our special focus topic for this year. Howera has both a good covered arena and outdoor areas where we can ride, weather permitting. Lots of riding at this clinic, mostly in a group setting although some of our regular comers are getting along now to where more individualized instruction is appropriate. Classroom sessions include film study, PowerPoint presentations, and free handouts. To enroll, please contact organizer/sponsor Jenny Paterson by EMailing horsemanshipnz@xtra.co.nz

May 6th or 7th, and several other dates between May 10th and May 17th: Jenny is going to strap me up like a suitcase, pack me in the truck, and port me around to numerous locations on both South and North Islands for one-day indoor seminars on the topic of learning lateral work. Each year we have done these presentations, people have loved them because of the numerous locations and condensed format which make spending the day well worthwhile. We will have a real horse skeleton to help us understand the biomechanics, plus PowerPoint presentations and free handouts. Come prepared to dance -- good lateral work, well ridden, is nothing less than a joyful dance between rider and horse. For specifics as to dates, times, and locations, and to enroll please contact Jenny Paterson by EMailing horsemanshipnz@xtra.co.nz

Thanks to everyone for their ongoing interest in all that we present. Come with your horses, your questions, your interests, and expect to go home with solid information that will advance your horse-related profession and your horsemanship. -- Dr. Deb

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 Posted: Fri Mar 26th, 2010 11:16 am
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Thanks a lot Dr Deb. The only weekend I could make is the Canberra one and I have to work that Sunday afternoon so I will be doing my best to figure out a way to sort it out... would absolutely love to spectate.

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 Posted: Mon Mar 29th, 2010 09:10 am
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Hi all,

The only thing I have to add to the information for Canberra is that we have great coffee too!

Rider spots are filling fast. Spectator numbers are unlimited, though registrations are essential so that seating can be arranged.

I look forward to seeing you for a great clinic.

If you have any question please contact me at tyffyn@hotmail.com

All the best,

Alex

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 Posted: Tue Mar 30th, 2010 07:45 pm
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I have the 2007 Inner Horseman which has photos and commentary from a Ray Hunt clinic, and each time I look at it, I learn something new.

   I was thinking how interesting it would be if there were some photos and comments from the upcoming horsemanship clinics in Australia and New Zealand, a kind of expansion of the Texas commentaries, but perhaps it would take up too much  space on the forum?
                                                    Jeannie

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 Posted: Wed Mar 31st, 2010 01:42 am
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Hi

I am booked into the Canberra Clinic and can't wait to learn more about lateral work and the history of Classical Highschool.

See you soon Dr Deb and looking forarwd to that great coffee Alex

Cheers

Dorinda


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