Natural Horsemanship Clinics with Tod Mountain Ranch!

BY Jody Dahl | Tue 29 Mar, 2011

Learn how to communicate and connect with your horse whilst enjoying the comfort and luxury of one of BC’s finest Guest Ranch Vacations

Ever felt out of sync with your horse? Wondered why he won’t do what you ask him? Want to learn more about how your horse thinks and why he act’s the way he does?

Tod Mountain Ranch, guest ranch vacation, is hosting a number of Natural Horsemanship Clinics this spring and fall where guests will get the opportunity to combine a unique learning experience with a luxury guest ranch stay. These clinics are aimed at building confidence, working through fear and building a solid foundation for the rider to develop communication and trust with their horse on this horse riding holiday.


Ann Turner of Ann’s Horsemanship, Abbotsford, BC will be hosting a weekend clinic on 25th & 26th June. Ann has developed a programme to help participants understand, communicate, and develop their intuition, transforming the relationship between human and horse. Ideal for beginner and novice riders, this 2 day programme will help participants learn to see the horse in a whole different light. Begin to feel the horse's emotions and energy, develop communication, tact and sensitivity. Participants will spend 4 – 5 hours each day working with their assigned horse from the Tod Mountain Ranch herd.


Katherine Barbarite of Whispering Hooves, LLC, New York is an internationally renowned specialist of Gentle Partnership Building. Katherine has mastered a straight forward set of exercises that immediately places a solid foundation keeping heightened safety in mind. No matter what riding level or discipline, these steps build elevated confidence as the participants start to understand the theory, techniques and timing of the 7-Step Safety System. A 3-day Gentle Solutions Partnership & Confidence Building Clinic will be presented by Katherine at Tod Mountain Ranch from Tuesday 13th September – Thursday 15th September. This workshop is designed for those wanting to improve their confidence, communication, partnership and safe riding skills with horses.


Places at each of these events are limited and early booking is recommended. Tod Mountain Ranch is offering all-inclusive packages that combine participation in the clinics with a luxury guest stay. Rates include accommodation, all meals, snacks and beverages, participation in the clinic, use of a personal horse, tack and all equipment required for participation in the workshop, use of all ranch facilities and transfers to/from the ranch from Kamloops airport.


About Tod Mountain Ranch


Located just 4hrs NE of Vancouver and hidden in the Louis Creek Valley, Tod Mountain Ranch - guest ranch vacation - is small and exclusive offering a relaxing, tranquil, adult-oriented environment for guests to enjoy horseback riding holiday, nature and the outdoors. Whether you’re travelling alone, with a partner or a group of friends, this small yet upscale ranch offers stunning views, great food, good company and a peaceful, calm environment to relax, unwind and forget about the stresses of the real world.  For further information visit


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