Powerhouse Clinics

The best fun you can have with your boots on!

Liberty – Gain the ultimate connection of two minds without physical restraint

Liberty work is a huge amount of fun and to have it working well takes a very deep connection. The kind of connection we all want. The kind of connection that has you and your horse ‘joined at the hip’.

Not only is Liberty a fun skill to know and teach your horse but through learning Liberty you can also iron out behavioural problems such as respecting personal space, trust and dominance issues.

You can also introduce a level of playfulness that will be thrilling for you and fun for your horse.

You will learn how to get your horse focused on you and he will become interested in you during training, nurturing his natural curiosity and allowing him to express himself freely. He uses his body to express how he feels and learning these subtle cues will have you connected in a way that you have only imagined.

Horse Riding

Advancing your Riding

Are you looking for a way to refine your riding skills further and continue to develop upon the foundations you have already put in place but are still hungry to learn more? More refinement, more relaxation and soak up more knowledge? If so, this 1 day Clinic is perfect for you and caters for a wide range of riding levels and abilities.

You will have the opportunity to learn how to:
– Clarify your leg and rein aids and get in time with your horses movement.
– Know when to apply the correct aid so your horse is able to respond calmly and with ease. Do away with the rushing and resistance in your transitions.
– Use your body more so you can get to use your hands less. Have a horse that can feel you and be happy with your soft hands.
– Add energy to your work and keep your horse calm – get grace and power in your work with a relaxed partner who enjoys working with you.
– Get your lateral movements soft and flowing.
– Ask for the canter transition in time with your horse’s movement so you pick up correct leads without the rushing and drama.
– Refine your seat and leg aids so you can dance together

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Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? We have the answers

In most cases YES.  The majority of the venues that we use have overnight options for your horse (paddock/yards/stables) and allow camping in your float/truck.  If you need to do this, please contact us on enquiries@horseman.co.nz to check availability.

It may be possible you can but you need to contact us to discuss this.

We take participants as young as 10 years old.

Yes –  give us a call well beforehand to organise this – we are happy to help you out.  The earlier we know the better.

Definitely – working your horses is one of the things that we really enjoy. It helps get you and your horse to a place where you can really start to get connected. If you don’t want us to work your horse that is perfectly OK too – just let us know.

Yes – we make sure that we spend one-on-one time with each combination and often we will also work your horses for you when explaining a technique.  When Jane and Ken are both there you have 2 dedicated highly experienced teachers as well as our highly trained Interns.

We take a maximum of 15 participants.  We also have our Interns assisting us so there can be up to 3 people teaching – you will get plenty of individual attention.

Customer Testimonials

Was really cool to put some of Jed and my new skills to use today out in the real world of a trek. 1. Self load in float to get there✔ 2. Quick ground school to check attention and softness✔ 3. Park up so I can mount off float mudguard ✔ 4. Cruise along calm and soft with no spookies✔ 5. Open a couple of gates without getting off✔ 6. Stand nicely for me to remount when required ✔ 3 hours of up hill down dale and not a hoof out of place! Love this horse more all the time! Things have certainly changed for the better since starting the Dromgool journey, and it’s cool how my friends are also noticing and commenting on the huge changes they can see in us both 😀 thanks Dromgools xx

–D.Rogers

Horseback riding
Horseback riding
Hi all. Omg i had the most amazing time doing this clinic! I observed for a day about 6 months ago an truly loved Ken an Jane!!! They are just super fantastic and fun but serious! It was a huge huge step outside my comfort zone but they made it so easy! I never felt embrassed or scared an was even speaking up!! Amazing people. This has not only helped my confidence in my horsemanship but reflected in2 my every day life as well! Im so in for a few more clinics yet!! Thank you so much!@@

–N.Key

I want to say a HUGE thank you to Jane and Ken, for the life changing experience Dante and I have just had on their riding holiday. Being able to put everything that we have learnt on the clinics into practice, was incredible for us. So many light bulb moments and seeing the small pieces of the puzzle come together and make such hugely profound changes with my horse, have just blown me away. I have now got a very happy and safe horse and am enjoying every minute.

–K.Grabham

Horseback riding
Horseback riding
Just wanted to say thank you for an amazing weekend. My green QH is so lucky to have done her 10th, 11th and 12th rides at your Auckland clinic. I know this has fast-tracked her learning fantastically and given her a massive boost so early in her ridden life. It was great to both Jane and Ken understand her immediately and teach her so much. I’m very grateful for the guidance and direction you both gave us!!

–Aoteroa.H

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