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Horsemanship Seminars, Clinics and Resources

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March 21-25, 2015

Beyond Natural Horsemanship -
Training Through Trust

Do You Want To:

  • Discover a lighter and softer way to work with your horse?
  • Learn about the mind, psychology and language of horses?
  • Know how to 'read' a horse?
  • Be able to calm a nervous horse?
  • Overcoming fear, yours and your horses?
  • Learn about Equine Competitive Sports Psychology? (How to win more and have more fun in competition).
  • Be able to test your horse's back for pain?
  • Prepare your horse for the veterinarian (shots) and the farrier (feet handling)?
  • Etc…

If you love horses and natural horsemanship come along to see Franklin, a truly inspirational horseman, who’s work is effective, efficient, gentle, precise, logical, void of flashy, glitzy showy entertainment, easy to understand, based on developed trust, excellent leadership and precise communication and without trying to sell gimmicky, expensive merchandise.

For fees, accommodations, times, reservations and other specific information please email Kylie at enquiries@equestrianresort.com.au and be sure to visit their website www.jeresort.com.au. This is a most unique, beautiful and fabulous full-service equestrian resort. Join Franklin for this wonderful, educational and inspiring equine experience. “Mutual success with horses is life enriching for both species.” FL

Mid to late April 2015

Level 1 and Level 2 Equine Facilitated Learning students
Elaine Hughes (AEFL Director) and Franklin Levinson (AEFL Patron) are keen to return to WA to conduct training and a 2 day Professional Development opportunity for accredited facilitators in WA (including an intro to EFL Mounted!). Level 1 training comprises a 4 day clinic costing $775pp and Level 2 training comprises a 3 day clinic costing $675. You will need to pay a 50% deposit by 31 January 2015 to secure a placement. The venue is to be determined, however we expect the Level 1 and Level 2 clinics will be in Perth and the Professional Development Clinic to be at Wadi Farm Equine Centre. Venues may change but time frame will not!
For more information, Please contact Elaine Hughes elainevhughes@hotmail.com & Elizabeth Denniss ElizabethDennis@bigpond.com

Julie Osbourne of the Capricorn Centre talks to
Franklin Levinson and Elaine Hughes about EFL and the Facilitator Course…

What People are Saying About Franklin's Workshops and Seminars

I was aware of the need to breathe deeply and regularly when riding and the effect of exhaling in downward transitions but it was a revelation to see how effective the group’s breathing was in slowing Misty down from a distance.  It showed just how very attuned to the environment the horse is and how much more aware of ourselves we should be around horses. Thank you Franklin.


What is EFL?

Contemporary clinical research shows that close proximity to horses changes human brain wave patterns suggesting that humans can be transformed in a very positive way when in the presence of horses. Appropriate interaction with horses can therefore prove therapeutic to adults and children alike. Equine Facilitated Learning is an interaction between horses and people designed to promote experiential learning for all the participants.

EFL promotes strategies to attain healthier relationships that in turn can improve wider group and family dynamics. EFL sessions bring together horses and people in a safe, supervised space designed to elicit positive and empowering interaction.

The majority of sessions involve interacting with the horse from the ground and although riding is a possibility, most people will experience EFL and its many benefits in this way.

Regional Resources

AEFL Australian Equine Facilitated Learning
Australian Equine Facilitated learning Pty Ltd (AEFL) has been established to promote awareness of and participation in interactions between horses and people in a way that is positive, fulfilling and safe for all parties involved. It seeks to allow all participants – client, facilitator, horse, spectator, to experience the interaction in their own way and at their own level in a manner that each finds beneficial. AEFL will implement structures, guidelines, codes of practise and set out basic skills and safety levels to set standards for all involved in the practise of EFL.

The Waler Horse Society of Australia Inc
The Waler Horse Society of Australia Inc. was established in 1986 in memory of the soldiers that fought for our freedom and to honour the horses that carried them

Jabiru Bush Camp
If you ever get the the Sunshine Coast of Australia you must spend some time at Jabiru Bush Camp. It is a terrific and wonderful experience of the Australian bush country that includes riding and playing with some wonderful horses. The hosts, Rhiannon and Richard, are the best and will see to it that you have one of the best experiences Australia has to offer. Simply magical and exceptional.