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Klaus Schoneich Clinic, June 11 - 16, Dixon

posted May 4, 2014, 11:02 PM by The Administrator

Hi – The Sacramento Valley CDS Chapter is offering this very exciting educational auditing opportunity on June 11 to 16 at Teree and Rick Castanias’ farm in Dixon.  Please see the attached flyer to learn more and send in the attached registration form to attend.  Clinic spots are filled, but you can learn this method by watching, and then practicing at home.  His book is very helpful, and it would be useful to have read it prior to attending the clinic.  No matter what discipline of riding you enjoy, you will learn new techniques to improve your horse and better understand “why” your horse responds in certain ways.  Please share this with your friends and trainer. 

 About Klaus

Klaus Schoneich is the co-author with his wife, Gabriele, of the book “Straightening the Crooked Horse”.  Many top riders and trainers talk about the importance of straightness, but very few can explain how it is accomplished.  For over 25 years, the Schoneichs have taught their system of straightness training at the Center for Anatomically Correct Horsemanship in Germany.  They have over the years trained or rehabilitated thousands of incorrectly moving horses, from top FEI Grand Prix dressage horses and "problem" horses to green horses.  They have worked with all breeds and disciplines.  Their method focuses on ensuring that all horses can move freely and correctly, and thus remain healthy and happy performers throughout their lives.  In this clinic, the participants and auditors will learn to use "straightening" groundwork and gymnastic training as well as lungeing and riding techniques to counteract the horse's natural inclination to bear more weight on its forehand, and teach the horse to move balanced with an upward swinging back.  Klaus’ method de-mystifies the process, and gives the rider new tools to help their horse stay happy and sound.

 In short, horses have a natural, inborn 'crookedness' that manifests itself as "right or left forelimb dominance".  Left uncorrected, this crookedness inhibits free movement in the horse and results in many serious consequences - both physical and mental.  Participants in this clinic will learn to use 'straightening' groundwork to counteract the horse's natural-born inclination to bear more weight on the forehand and land heavily on the leading foreleg to compensate for their weaker side.  With sufficient attention to gymnastic training in hand and on the lunge, the 'carrying power' is increased, and thus the eventual transition to work under saddle can be handled smoothly, easily, and without ever sacrificing correct locomotion.

 Request for Volunteers

In order to make the event successful, we need some volunteers on the days of the clinic to help with the event.  We will need 2-3 people each day to help at the sign-in desk and to get the lunches each day.  As an incentive, we are offering attendance at the clinic for ½ day for each 4 hour shift, and for a full day for each 8 hour shift.  Please contact me if you can help!   These kinds of events don’t happen without help!!

 Please note- Klaus does not allow any photos or videos of the clinic except by the horse owner.  Please respect his wishes.

 Cheers, Teree

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The Administrator,
May 4, 2014, 11:03 PM
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The Administrator,
May 4, 2014, 11:03 PM
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