Post by wheeler3367 on Sept 9, 2011 21:11:11 GMT 1
Have just got back from the 5 day foundation course, and found it to be extremely enlightening. I feel I have learnt so much, and cant wait to put it into practice. The whole team of teachers were so friendly, and made learning fun. Thanks to them and the wonderful horses for making my experience there so great... in fact, didnt want to come home. All the other students were fab... we all had the most amazing time. Will be returning in January for more courses.
Where to start with feedback from the five day foundation course... Having already attended as a helper I thought I kind of knew what to expect - but it was so much better! There were literally too many special moments to list, and without wishing to sound like a contestant from Big Brother I'm a Celebrity (with respect), it really was life-changing. It's helped to affirm my own core beliefs and thrown up many interesting points for me to consider in all of my dealings with horses and people. The tutors, lectures, practical support and of course the horses were beyond brilliant, the group was a lovely mix of sociable like-minded people from different backgrounds who supported each other from day one - but perhaps my favourite part of all was one of the simplest and most valuable - it's made me even more obsessive about remembering to breathe properly! My experiences from the foundation course will stay with me forever and I am truly grateful - give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach him to fish and you feed him for life Kelly, you are a true inspiration. Long live IH! I'm now booked onto all of the stage one courses and am counting down the days to the next!
Always be true to yourself; and if you can't put your heart into it, then take yourself out of it.
Post by Kitty McSpeilberg McGormley on Sept 28, 2011 15:12:55 GMT 1
The 5 day course Totally ruined my life, I had just started at Morrisons as a check out girl, and I was having the time of my life. My sister was signed up to do some Monty Roberts 5 day course thing which I thought was rather amusing but then she dropped out the course and my mum forced me to go so she wouldn't lose the deposit.......so I went and then McMarks stole me away from my beloved check out I miss the bleep
Post by outoftheblue on Oct 17, 2011 13:44:23 GMT 1
I have only been on one course but the overiding memory is of the people. I was astonished to realise that so many people own horses and are having such huge difficulties with them. The courses are so very important in the world of horse owning today. Gone are the old horsemen who were almost born with horse knowledge and it is is a vital job that the courses do to try to replace that. Every horse owner should go on at least one course!!
Me and my friend Ewa did the courses for 11 days in June and we had a very nice time! Everyone was so nice to us!Thank you everyone! and I like to tell the horses and all the teachers that they did a wonderful job! We went all the way from Sweden and it was wonderful to meet you all! And I still remember all the intelligent horses that learned me a lot.Lovely horses! I very often think about the horse Sarah ,one horse that really learnt me a lot! I,ll be back!! ;D ;D ;D Therese ,the blond Farrier.. ;D
Sarah is the Queen of horses ! And she knows it! ;D Sarah tought me to be soft not weak.. One week after the courses a horse belonging to a friend of my get loose and was running over a big field towards a road .. I had ONE chance to catch the horse (that didnt know me at all),and I felt that if I dont do the right moves know we never gonna catch her .. I thought about Sarah and the horse stopped and I could catch her.. Thank you Sarah you tought me well.
Aw, Therese. I remember you (& those cool trousers) & Ewa very well. What was the beautiful black horse's name? I hope he has found a new forever home, but if he's still at Ian's he is doing a valuable job. Yes Sarah knew it all didn't she? As a helper on that course I was able to watch everyone learning and improving. Such a privilege. And the proof of the pudding is very much in the eating (sorry, silly English saying!) as the knowledge has stayed with you and you helped another horse as a result. Brilliant :-)