Winter time natural horsemanship clinic
Instead of spending all my money for not too much at the southern horse shows this winter, I would like to use a week or two of my vacation time to attend at clinic with one of the natural horsemanship trainers. I have a coming 5 yo Holsteiner/Hanoverian cross whose is beginning to give me some real dominance, go forward, I don't want to work issues. Possible too much was thrown at him last year, he had tie back surgery, went to Wellington for 2 months, was shown a little, got gelded, went to 2 shows sporadically in the summer where he was always champion or reserve in the young hunter stuff with my trainer's rider. He can be spectacular. But, now, he is back home with me and probably will be the entire winter and he resents going forward and when you really get after him, he can really blow up in a big way. I'm not a novice rider, been riding most of my life, mostly babies but this one I just don't feel like fighting (he is quite big) and would just like to unlock a 'desire' to go forward and would maybe like to learn more how to develop a relationship with my horses. They will be staying home with me this winter.
I have had some exposure to basic Parelli ground work, understand the basics, know of other BNT clinicians like Clinton Anderson, Chris Cox, etc, but I really don't want to travel too far (no more than one day---I live in Georgia) and really want it to be intense, a lot of work every day, a lot of ground work extending to effect in the saddle.
Any suggestions welcome so I can start planning! I feel I need this discipline!