John Saint Ryan 3 Day Clinic March 2020
We are blessed to have been asked to host the great horseman John Saint Ryan on his Australian Tour in 2020.
This will be a 3 day clinic held at Pine Mountain Equestrian Centre (Ipswich)
Camping/Stabling available at extra cost.
Friday March 27th - Sunday March 29th 2020
John Saint Ryan’s Background and Philosophy
John has a very unique background. Born in the UK, he fought and taught boxing and the martial art discipline of Muay Thai for 27 years while also having a successful acting career, which included being a stunt double for Sean Connery, and co-starring with Heath Ledger in the TV Series ‘Roar’. In 1992, John moved to the United States and was introduced to the horseman Tom Dorrance through Ray Hunt, where his love for horsemanship flourished. Together, John and Tom Dorrance created training DVDs including ‘Greetings from Tom Dorrance’, ‘Feel, Timing & Balance’, and ‘Visits with Tom’. When speaking of Tom Dorrance, John states “despite never having taken a lesson from a human in his life about horses, Tom still accomplished more than any man I know with regard to understanding how a horse thinks and behaves.”
John continues to strive to improve himself in the study of advanced horsemanship. John will help each rider improve by directing them toward a deeper understanding of their horse, and ultimately working toward riding skills that incorporate the feel, timing and balance necessary to lead to a light and responsive horse. He has a reputation as a truly talented, kind and gentle horseman.
John is also accomplished in the art of Doma Vaquera (akin to Working Equitation) and has worked with Master Horseman Jose Manuel Martin de Leon of Spain, and Rodrigo de Costa Matos of Portugal. In addition, John has a keen interest in Equitation Science and horse behaviour, especially in the way this applies to how horses learn. John has spent time integrating (or overlapping) the scientific aspects of horse behaviour and learning with his understanding of Feel, Timing and Balance that he learnt from Tom.
Whether he is working with Championship Show Equestrians or dedicated recreational riders, his focus in teaching is the same; to help the student develop a deeper level of communication with their horse and unlock the incredible potential that each horse has to offer.
“Let’s be perfectly frank and honest with ourselves regarding our relationship with any horse. When you finish your ride and you get down from the saddle it isn’t the people who watched you ride, the officials at some event or exhibition who have a right to judge you. The real thing that matters, the true judge of your ability as a horseman is standing next to you. It is the horse who will tell you by his expression, his body and the look in his eye if you helped him, if you showed him how he can be better and if you have a partner in this dance.”
For more info on John go to: https://johnsaintryan.com/
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