Horsemanship Education - 2021
May 10 - 15 ... Intensive
May 17 - 21 ... Regular
May 29 - June 3 ... Intensive
June 7 - June 11 ... Regular
Others as Needed
Harry has been coming to Mendin' Fences since 2002. There is a reason people decide to study with Harry ... he presents students with the understanding of how to create a strong relationship with their horses that, well, that feels good to the person and to the horse. He gives students realistic and practical skills that they can take home with them.
Harry's clinics can be personally challenging. With Harry, students must THINK about the nature of the horse and be willing to adjust themselves to create the attentiveness, relaxation, and connectedness with their horse. This can require some introspection and a commitment to try new approaches. That said, as long as the student is inquisitive and willing to try ... Harry will hang in there with you until you feel comfortable with a concept.
Harry always tailors sessions to the student and horse so you will see a variety of situations but they are all designed to address the real issue, not just the symptoms.
We have two types of formats during his clinic season:
this includes 5 horses over 6 days. The first 4 days, Harry exclusively works with each horse; the last 2 days, the student is coached by Harry. These have been very popular clinics because of the extended time that Harry is doing the actual training.
this includes 6 horses over 5 days. Each horse/rider receives one-on-one attention each days. Harry will help out as much as needed while coaching the student. This format is also popular and is simply a matter of choosing which format works best for you and your horse at that particular time.
All clinics are all-inclusive which means on-site housing for you and your horse, many meals, and lots of discussion time.
Auditors are welcome and an integral part of the clinic weeks.
Note: 2021Registration Forms are now available. ..
For more information about Harry --> Here
September 4 - 8, 2021
The location of this clinic is being changed.
Please refer to her website
for updated information.
Jill's passion is Biomechanics and she brings that passion to her lecture series that includes Anatomy, Rhythm, Postural Strength, and Suppleness. She is a truly gifted instructor and, honestly, she can make that stuff soooo interesting! Jill is a perpetual student and "draws upon Classical Dressage principals and her roots in the Western horse arena."
Jill is also an outstanding riding coach. The reason is ... she looks at the whole picture and helps the rider make adjustments in their bodies but also addresses how the horse is being affected and what can be done to help a situation (weakness in one hind end, shoulder falling in, etc.). It's true that there are others out in the clinic world who know about riding and those who know about biomechanics but I have not seen any that put it together in such a supportive and informative way. Did I mention that she is fun and funny?
Jillian is a clinician you should not miss seeing! The September clinic will still be in the northeast TN area so keep that in mind when planning your educational budget.