|CANTER of Texas and Trainer Aaron England
Team Up to Offer November 6 & 7 Clinic
CANTER of Texas, a
non-profit organization affiliated with the Texas Horsemen's Partnership
that transitions racehorses off the racetrack into new careers, and versatile
horse trainer Aaron England are joining up to offer a one-of-a-kind clinic
for horse owners. The two-day demo and riding clinic, donated to CANTER
of Texas by Aaron England for horse owners who have adopted or purchased
horses from CANTER, is scheduled for November 6 & 7 at Aaron’s
England’s Versatile Horsemanship and International Learning Center
at C.R. 2005 in Goldthwaite, Texas. The clinic is also open to anyone
interested in learning more about natural horsemanship and improving any
Many horses owners run into difficult areas with their horses, no matter
the breed of horse. England’s extensive and professional horse training
background provides him with unique knowledge that can assist owners with
such common problems as horses that buck, spook, crowd the owner, refuse
to move forward or move forward too explosively.
Horses transitioning from a racing career can be even more of a handful
than your average horse. Many racehorses are Thoroughbreds, which are
considered to be a hotblood horse, meaning they have a lot more get up
and go than a coldblood horse, such as a draft horse. While ex-racehorses
can make incredible mounts for a wide variety of horse disciplines, they
are often not given the same level of training a non-race horse receives.
England hopes to bridge that gap for current owners utilizing his unique
and natural horse training methods. England’s wife, Riva, is a hunter/jumper
enthusiast and has adopted one of the CANTER of Texas horses.
England uses a series of levels in his training and Level One starts
working on the ground with the horse in a halter and lead rope. The training
progresses from intensive groundwork to saddle work, and the end result
is that the horse thoroughly understands what his owner asks him to do,
and the horse willingly performs. England has achieved three highly sought
after certifications from Pat Parelli, the number one natural horseman
in the world, and he apprenticed with Leon Harrel, a five-time World Champion
Cutting Horse rider.
The clinic will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on both Saturday,
November 6 and Sunday, November 7. Early bird (at least one week prior
to clinic) special pricing is $150 for one-day attendance and $250 for
two-day attendance. Auditor cost is $45 for one day and $80 for two days.
Anyone whohas purchased or adopted a horse through CANTER will receive
a 10% discount. Additionally, England will donate 50% of the proceeds
to CANTER of Texas.
England will be available for private lessons and more advanced training
on Monday, November 8.
Participants can stay in Goldthwaite at the Red Bud Inn, 1501 Fisher
St., (325) 648-3061. England has trailer hookups at his facility and the
cost is $10 per night. Stable fees for boarding horses are $10 per night
per horse. Horse owners must bring a current coggins.
For directions, see England's website at www.AaronEngland.com.
For more information, contact Lynn Phenix at (512) 963-6775 or Aaron England
at (325) 938-6096.