The Horse Spirit Workshop for Performers
The Horse Spirit workshop provides an opportunity to gain confidence and knowledge, while developing effective horsemanship skills that will help in the safety of performers on set.
Facilitator and owner/operator:
Horse Spirit programming has been in operation for over 10 years. Helping people of all ages and diverse backgrounds from students and staff in schools to families in social services. Recently, Horse Spirit has started doing more cooperate trainings for team building and cultural awareness programs also had the honor of facilitating an equine program for the Counting Coup film academy student’s summer of 2022.
Therapeutic Horsemanship not only teaches affective horsemanship tools but also has many holistic benefits that have been shown to increase self-esteem and self-awareness while overcoming any fears or anxieties working with horses.
Saturday, November 11, 2023
11 am – 4 pm
$150.00 ($142.85 + $7.15 GST) per participant
**$500.00 value – 70% ACTRA subsidized**
Lunch is included
Horseshoe Pavilion (Pincher Creek, AB)
ACTRA Alberta members only – must be in good standing
(ACTIVE status, no Suspended or Withdrawal status)
Maximum 10 Participants
11 am – 1 pm
Introduction to horses and horse behavior. Understanding how horses mirror human emotions. Using natural horsemanship techniques, participants will learn how to catch and halter a horse. Participants will learn tools to help them understand and control their emotions to handle a horse in any given situation properly.
1 pm – 2 pm
Break for Lunch
2 pm – 4 pm
Participants will go through a few exercises with horses. Some of these will be on the ground, and some will be on horseback. Exercises will focus on trust, communication, balance, and horsemanship. Participants will experience riding with and without a saddle. The participants will have an opportunity to learn basic action sequences with horses.
Registration Cut-off Date: November 5, 2023