Hire of Facilities
Two arenas available - cushion ride & sand surface
Sand Track - 600 metres
Arena /Track hire
Casual use $20 per horse (including jumps) or $160.00 paid in advance for ten uses.
All welcome, Trainers, Clubs, Clinics, Trial of Horse, Fitness, Schooling
Visiting Trainers & Clinics using Facilities - G/Fee per horse is $15.
Coaching with Cheski - $70 private session or $55 each for 2 - 4 INCLUDES G/Fee
Many Equine Trainers ask questions that a horse has no way of understanding or answering.
They fight with the horse or hold him hostage until the horse gives in or gives up.
The so-called 'trainer' walks away feeling like he or she has won because the horse finally did what they wanted him to do.
What happened was a mutual "breaking" rather than "building" of trust.They think most horses won't do what's been asked, when in reality, many horses can't do what they've been asked, at least not right at that moment in time.
They don't work with a horse in a systematic way that's logical to the equine brain.
That’s not the way we do it at Abderry...
We like the fact that horses have very simple minds.
They can only connect a cause-and-effect sequence of about two steps.
To be horse logical, the next thing you teach a horse can never be more than one step away from the thing you just taught him and not more than two steps away from the thing before that.
We make it easy for the horse to understand how to do the next thing we want to teach him because it flows naturally from the last thing he learned.
It is set up to be horse logical for him to behave in a certain pattern.
He shouldn't have to try & guess what we want until he accidentally gets it right.
He shouldn't have to stress himself mentally or physically until he learns to do the "correct" thing by avoiding the "incorrect" thing.
At Abderry we teach our horses a "language" based on their body position relative to ours.
The horse first learns on the ground that certain body language on our part calls for him to be in a certain position relative to our own.
With this as a basis for understanding, we gradually shift the concepts of mirroring the trainer and working in a corridor of aids from ground work to under saddle work and eventually to whatever “game” we ultimately want the horse to play.
Training horses is about developing the horse's mental attitudes to the point where they enjoy playing the same games that you do.
That means taking mental control of your horse.
The controlling factor is not strength, not size, not speed.
The horse is ten times stronger, bigger and faster than we are.
Read more about The Education Process. Read more about our Breaking-In Service
Let other people be the ones who jerk on horses heads and slap them around or hassle them until they've "learned" something.
We want to be the ones who can communicate with the horse using horse logical emotions, horse logical shapes and change them from what they aren't, into what they can be by using what they are to start with.
Some of the custom built facilities for Training Sporthorses on the 48ha farm include: