Here are some Frequently Asked Questions in regards to Events such as clinics, lessons, etc. If you still have unanswered questions, please feel free to contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
“Q: What equipment do I need for Clinics or Lessons?”
“A: A rope halter with a 12’ minimum lead is required. (If you don’t have one, you are welcome to borrow one) Julie prefers a 15’ lead as it gives you a little more room. Julie also prefers (but not mandatory) ropes and halters with no metal snaps. A stick and string or a flag may be helpful. If you want to buy, Julie sells her custom designed rope halters and leads made in the USA, tied to her specifications with New England Rope.
If you are riding, you will need your helmet, saddle (or not if you want to ride bareback), and bridle.”
“Q: Why do you recommend ‘no metal’ in the rope halter and lead?”
“A: Metal snaps on lead ropes can interfere with communication especially if the snap has any weight to it. Additionally, if a strong correction is made with the rope, it is possible for the metal snap to pop a horse in the jaw or tooth and cause injury.”
“Q: What if the weather is bad?
“A: At AHA, we are subject to the weather. If there is severe weather that would cause an event to be rescheduled, you will be notified at least 12 hours prior to the event starting, and the event will be rescheduled.”
“Q: What should I wear?”
“A: If your event is on the ground, you will need to dress for the weather and wear enclosed shoes. Layers are often helpful as the temps can vary throughout the day. If your event involves riding, wear what you are comfortable riding in and boots that have a heel for safety in the stirrups. Typical dress ranges from jeans to breeches. Helmets are required for all mounted riders. If you are adamant opposed to wearing a helmet, you can sign a waiver saying you take responsibility for accident, injury or death due to an accident.”
“Q: How long are demos?”
“A: Our demonstrations are usually one hour long and are always free. Feel free to bring a friend and learn more!”
“Q: What are Experiences and who are they for?”
“A: . Experiences are just that, an opportunity to experience advanced communication with a horse. Currently offered are Liberty and Bridle-less Experiences. These are good for non-horse and horse owners alike who want to feel and learn from a very well trained horse partner.”
“Q: How do I sign up for an Event or Clinic?”
“A: . You can sign up for an Event or Clinic by going to the Event Calendar Page scrolling to the Event/Clinic you would like to attend and clicking on the clinic of your choice. You will need to complete the Clinic Registration and Liability Wavier Form and Pay for that clinic via Paypal. We also accept check or cash on the day of the event if you notify us in advance that you will be paying on the day of the event.”