Through the Eyes of the Horse with Carlos Tabernaberri: World Class Horsemanship Clinic
All inclusive 6 Day Clinic:
January 21-27, 2018 (This date is full) $2540/person
February 4-11, 2018 (2 spots open) $2540/person
Six days of clinics, 7 nights all-inclusive lodging
*2 Day Clinic
January 20-21, 2018 for those wishing to trailer in their own horses. $500/person
*See below for more details.
All inclusive 6 Day Clinic: Total Price $2540 per person (including clinic, riding, ranch activities, lodging, all meals, tax & gratuity) 25% deposit due on booking. Inclusive for a standard room, single or double occupancy. Upgrades to cottages or suites are available for an extra charge. Private lessons are available at an extra charge, to be arranged directly with Carlos and as time allows. No other discounts apply.
*2 Day Clinic: We have just added a second option for those wishing to trailer in their own horses. Join us on January 20-21, from 9-4 each day. The price for this clinic with Carlos will include lunch on both days. Any equestrian discipline is welcome. We do not have stabling options so horses will need to trailered home on Saturday evening. The price is $500 per guest for 2 days of clinic, and $25 each day for auditors. $250 due on booking.
Experience a horsemanship clinic that will change your life and that of your horses. Carlos has a refreshingly kind and effective way with horses and people, and spending time with him is a transformative experience. Carlos is often referred to as the kindest horse trainer in the world. Carlos will once again conduct his clinics at our beautiful facilities in Southern Arizona. The number of riding participants will be limited to 12 to ensure maximum benefit for all.
A clinic with Carlos covers topics such as horse psychology; body language; trust and unity; partnership; developing awareness, feel, balance and self-carriage; bit-less riding and much more. Clinic participants are also invited to put forward their own areas of interest or concern, such as trailer loading, bucking, rearing, handling feet or fear of riding that will be addressed in the clinic context.
Details of Clinic
Full 6 Day Clinic: This clinic will take place at our new covered arena. You will be paired up with one of our outstanding horses (we have over 100 to choose from), plus we include all tack. You are welcome to bring your own tack if you prefer. This clinic will run for six days, with clinics conducted in the mornings, and trail riding in the afternoon on our phenomenal and scenic trails. We will also offer colt starting and/or horse training demonstrations with Carlos on some afternoons as an option to trail riding.
New 2 Day Clinic: For those wishing to participate in the clinics with their own horses, we have added the 2 day option, with the clinic running from 9-4pm each day. We have plenty of space for parking, but unfortunately do not have stabling options for overnight. This 2 day clinic is meant for those within a short driving distance who can trailer their horses both days. We will include a delicious lunch and refreshments on both days. A recent Coggins test is required for all horses.
Australian-based trainer Carlos Tabernaberri is known worldwide for the remarkable results he achieves, whether handling foals, starting young horses, improving the performance of competition and pleasure horses, or rehabilitating abused horses. Carlos has been described as the ‘next generation of horsemen’ and the ‘gentlest horseman yet to touch a horse’. He’s also been described as the ‘only horseman who truly puts the horse first’.
As Carlos grew up in Argentina, he watched the “traditional” way of “breaking in” horses, as it is called. Saddened by this approach, he decided he wanted to follow the horse, his master teacher. He became passionate about schooling horses by establishing a sound foundation through understanding and trust, not force. He learned from the horses themselves and, in return, made a moral contract with them to be their tireless advocate and to share this knowledge.
Carlos puts his heart and soul into sharing “what the horse wants us to know”. The results, through the horses, speak for themselves. Perhaps that success is because Carlos sees a bit of himself in every horse he works with and he knows how to help them (and their handlers) move beyond past hurts to achieve their full potential.
“As a trainer and educator, my focus is on the horses and people with whom I work and on helping them to achieve their full potential”, says Carlos. “We shouldn’t be divided by discipline; we should be united by good horsemanship. Regardless of what we call it – natural, Western, English – good horsemanship is about consistently considering the horse’s well-being first and foremost.”
To that end, Carlos often tells people, “Having success with horses doesn’t depend on how long you’ve been around them. Horses don’t read résumés. However, while books and DVDs can give you knowledge, experience comes only by working with the horse. They are the real teachers of that. To have success, you need to look for approaches to working with your horse that make sense to both of you. Do not simply follow tradition or what someone else has told you is best. You will know what works for both you and your horse.”
Carlos puts his words into action not only with the horses and people he works with privately, but also through the numerous equine charities to which he donates his time, skill and financial support in an effort to improve the plight of horses. In July 2012, that work was recognized when Quest Equine Welfare awarded Carlos their prestigious annual Equitarian Award for his passionate advocacy on behalf of the horse.
“If you want unity with your horse, learn to ride and handle him the way he wants to be ridden and handled.” Carlos