“I run a competitive Hunter/ Jumper show barn based in the area of Longmont, Colorado. Although I might be like other H/J barns and spend most of my time training for and traveling to ‘A/AA’ shows across the country, I am different in that I place a large emphasis on education and horsemanship in my program. I was introduced to the world of good horsemanship through Mindy Bower in 2013 when, as a last resort, I brought her a highly talented show jumping mare. I have not looked back on the lifelong journey of good horsemanship that Mindy opened my mind to.
I was on the road again, driving a shipment of horses from Longmont to a show at the Desert International Horse Park in Thermal, California, when I realized how stagnant I felt in my growth as a horseman. If I place such an emphasis on education and horsemanship in my program and to my students, shouldn’t I be at the forefront, learning and growing my own horsemanship, so I, in turn, can help them better their own horsemanship?”
Join Eclectic Horseman and Horseman’s Gazette contributor Kristin Jacob for a discussion on the importance of continuing education and so much more. This article will be a jumping off point for the discussion, please read before class.
The class will be held Thursday February 29th via Zoom starting at 6pm MST. (check your time zone here)
Please plan on the class lasting at least an hour. We will start with Kristin introducing the topic and answering any questions submitted ahead of time on the forum (on this topic, or any other.)
Classes will be recorded and you will have a copy of the class automatically added to your account in The Mercantile where you can watch it again, or if you missed the class watch what you missed!
Note: Registration will be closed 1 hour prior to course starting to ensure delivery of Zoom Link to join class.