WA: Improve Maneuverability and Connection Through Working Equitation 5 Day Retreat – With Robert and Janet Phinney of Inspired Horseman

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Experiencing more FUN using obstacles and cattle is our focus for this week.
Developing good communication between you and your horse so that these things become easy, and harmonious. And did we mention, FUN!!!

Prior cattle or working equitation experience welcome but not necessary. We are very good at helping you and your horse to be comfortable with cattle. No “ram and jam” here.

Prerequisite: You are comfortable with Walk, Trot, Canter and Halt.

Expanding our awareness of both ourselves and our horses always opens new doors to more joy. It takes both knowledge and opportunity to create experiences and understanding that bring an idea or wish into our reality.

We love using Working Equitation as a platform, and French Classical Dressage as a guiding method, along with following our hearts to uniquely create our ideal partnerships and bring out our own “Art” if you will.

Our facility has all that is necessary to provide each horse and rider with just the perfect opportunities. In addition to an indoor and outdoor arena, we have fields, forests and cattle.

Each day will include private and group lessons, riding out or working cattle.
We enjoy dinners together as well.
See our website for more information about our facility and offerings.
$1125 for the week includes paddock for your horse, camping and or trailer parking.
$300 non-refundable deposit will reserve your spot.
6 participants only
Arrive Sunday afternoon and Leave Saturday morning.
For more information, message or email or call.
Robert and Janet Phinney

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USAWE Logo design by Alexandra Crippen of Crippen Designs.

The logo represents the four trials of Working Equitation and highlights the diversity for which the sport is known in the United States. 

  • The first image depicts a mule, being ridden in western tack and attire in the Dressage trial.
  • The second image showcases an Iberian horse in traditional Iberian tack and attire performing in the EOH trial.
  • The third image shows a horse of indeterminate breeding and a rider in English tack and attire, competing in the Speed trial.
  • Together, all three riders represent a team competing together in the Cattle trial. Although the cow is not shown directly, the three teammates are working in concert. The image is intended to elicit the feeling of excitement and movement as the team moves their designated cow toward the holding pen to the far right, off the page. (Think of it as a "silent cow", much as the letter "e" at the end of a word is often referred to as "the silent 'e'" in recognition of its existence without being read aloud).

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