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Reinhold's
Horse Wellness

Madison, WI
(608) 230 5616

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The Path to Performance™

Creating an Able & Willing Equine Partner

With a background in training and years of equine bodywork practice, horses and riders have been presenting me with an incredible learning experience. In my practice, I found recurring performance problems that can be minimized with a certain amount of prevention. Wanting to really help - not just create temporary relief of symptoms - I have made it my mission to support you in the three key elements that are the foundation for wellness and performance in the riding horse, what I call the Path to Performance™:

  1. Release deep-seated tension and restriction (physical, mental & emotional)
  2. Create suppleness
  3. Gymnasticize for wellness and performance ability

The horse can only perform and feel as well as the most neglected of these three key areas.

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In more detail:

  • A horse with deep-seated tension and restriction cannot be supple.
  • A horse that is not supple, cannot be gymnasticized effectively.
  • A horse that is not gymnasticized, does not have the strength to perform the required exercises and 'do his job'.

It all goes hand in hand... That said, this is a fluid concept, an ongoing process, where one area feeds into the other. When it comes to the Path to Performance™ - the journey is always the destination. I would be honored to be part of your journey to success and hope to see you in one of my presentations or seminars.

Note: Curriculum is based on classical principles, concepts of bodywork and equine biomechanics, and does not 'compete' with any other concepts taught to you by your regular instructors. Instead, it is meant to support your work and your goal.

SEMINARS

Path to Performance™ I - Releasing Tension & Restriction

1-Day Clinic - Includes hands-on exploration of the horse's body & movement

Enjoy a day spending in interactive exploration with horses, where you learn:

  • Basic equine biomechanics in a hands-on format
  • Identifying and eliminating factors that cause bracing - including saddle fit
  • Recognizing and releasing tension & restriction - including simple bodywork techniques
  • How to avoid physical stress patterns through a mindful, non-confrontational dialog with your horse

No complicated Latin terms here! Feel and explore the horse's body and make the connections. Learn easy techniques to recognize release tension in your horse before and after riding. Learn what contributes to the creation of tension and how to avoid it. About 1.5 hours of class room instruction, the rest is hands-on!
Take-away: Detailed manual with all topics and selected bodywork techniques.
Who is this clinic for: Any horse lover, owner, rider, trainer, groom, wanting to explore how the horse's body works and how to help him overcome tension and restriction.
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"I absolutely loved your clinic!  It was like nothing I had ever done before and I came out with such a deeper understanding of my horse's body.  The only thing I have to say is I wish we had had time for more!"

Path to Performance™ II - Creating Suppleness

1-Day Clinic - Includes Rider & Groundwork Exercises

An introduction into horse and rider exercises - on the ground and ridden - for those, who want to improve their own and their horse's suppleness as the basis for improved performance in any discipline. (Based on classical principles according to HDV12 German Cavalry Manual for Training Horse & Rider).
The day starts with a 1-hour presentation and ends with a discussion/Q&A session.
Take-away: Detailed manual with all exercises for horse & rider. Template for developing your own suppleness plan.
Who is this clinic for: Recreational and amateur riders wanting to enhance their horse's wellbeing and ability to reach their goals, no matter what riding discipline.
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Path to Performance™ III - Gymnasticizing for Wellness & Performance

1-Day Clinic - Incudes an in-depth Look at Warmup

An introduction into gymnasticizing the horse. For those riders, who want to improve their horse's muscular capabilities in order to enhance well being and performance. Special attention paid to individual conformation and level of ability. (Based on classical principles according to HDV12 - German Cavalry Manual for Training Horse & Rider.)
The day starts with a 1-hour presentation and ends with a discussion/Q&A session. Throughout the day, the group participates in various exercises (horses should be able to do moderate work for 3 hours throughout the day).
Take-away: Detailed manual with all exercises for horse & rider. Template for developing your own gymnasticizing plan.
Who is this clinic for: Recreational and amateur riders wanting to enhance their horse's wellbeing and ability to reach their goals, no matter what riding discipline.
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2-hour Power Point Presentation with Discussion:
"The HDV12 German Cavalry Manual - History & Application for the Modern Rider"

Power Point presentation with discussion. The HDV12 is the German Cavalry Training Manual and the original source of today's Training Scale and basis for today's FN Principles of Riding. What is the history of this ground-breaking army regulation? Read more on the topic here.
Opportunity to purchase the HDV12 book at a discounted price or at a bulk discount price. Great for clubs and organizations!
Who is this presentation for: Anyone interested in deepening their understanding of the roots and origins of today's 'rules we ride by', namely the FN Principles of Riding, and classical German horsemanship. Anyone riding dressage, eventing, show jumping, anyone with an interest in history, cavalry or horses in general.
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Would you like to host a clinic? Please email or call (608) 575 2408 and speak to Smokey to find out about scheduling a clinic at your barn. To keep abreast of upcoming clinics in your area, please sign up for the newsletter.

SEMINAR SCHEDULE 2017

 

For more info & registration or phone payment: (608) 575 2408
Date/Location Seminar

March 31 - April 2

Hoosier Horse Fair
Indianapolis, IN

Stefanie presents the 'Path to Performance' at the Hoosier Horse Fair

in Indianapolis, IN

Schedule to follow

April 21, 22, 23

Valley Creek Farm

Richmond, MN

Path to Performance

3-day immersion "Relaxation & Suppleness for Endurance Riders"

Details to follow

Saturday, April 29

Saddle Ridge Stables
Oregon, WI

To register:
Call 608 230 5616 or
Email

"Hone Your Competitive Edge - With X-Training on the Trail!"

with veteran endurance champion Bonnie Mielke

1-Day Clinic - see FLIER HERE
Participants with Horse $145 - Limited to 8 participants! Register early!
Auditors $45
Lunch included!

Sunday, May 7

Lakefield Farm LLC
1440 Lakefield Road
Grafton, WI  53024

262 375 4461

www.lakefieldfarm.com

Path to Performance™ - Releasing Tension & Restriction

(see description here)

Details to follow

Saturday, May 13

Edgewater Farms

638 County Rd X
Berlin, WI

 

Path to Performance

Details to follow

Sunday, June 18

Lakefield Farm LLC
1440 Lakefield Road
Grafton, WI  53024

262 375 4461

www.lakefieldfarm.com

Path to Performance™ - Creating Suppleness

(see description here)

Details to follow

Sunday, September 24

Lakefield Farm LLC
1440 Lakefield Road
Grafton, WI  53024

262 375 4461

www.lakefieldfarm.com

Path to Performance™ - Gymnasticizing for Wellness

(see seminar description here)

2016

Saturday, October 8

Edgewater Farms

638 County Rd X
Berlin, WI

Path to Performance™ - Gymnasticizing for Wellness
(see seminar description here)
Participants with horse $145 - inquire about auditing
To register contact Jackie @ edgewaterfarms.com
(Limited to 10 participants - preference given to those registering for series)
FULL - auditors welcome, please inquire

See flier here

Saturday, June 18

Edgewater Farms

638 County Rd X
Berlin, WI

Path to Performance™ - Creating Suppleness
(see description here)
Participants with horse $145 - inquire about auditing
To register contact Jackie @ edgewaterfarms.com
(Limited to 10 participants - preference given to those registering for series)
FULL - auditors welcome, please inquire

See flier here

Saturday, May 7

Edgewater Farms

638 County Rd X
Berlin, WI

Path to Performance™ - Releasing Tension & Restriction
(see description here)
Participants with horse $145 - inquire about auditing
To register contact Jackie @ edgewaterfarms.com
(Limited to 10 participants - preference given to those registering for series)
FULL - auditors welcome, please inquire

See flier here

Saturday, April 9


& Sunday April 10

Valley Creek Farm

Richmond, MN

Path to Performance™ - Releasing Tension & Restriction
Path to Performance™ - Creating Suppleness

Path to Performance™ - Releasing Tension & Restriction

FULL

To in inquire about auditing, please contact Darlene (320) 597-2147

Saturday, March 26

Neenah, WI

Path to Performance™ - Releasing Tension & Restriction
Path to Performance™ - Creating Suppleness

Private clinic - FULL

Saturday, January 23

 

 

UMECRA CONVENTION

Presentation: "Gymnasticizing for Distance Horses"

2015


Saturday, July 25
White Crossing Stables
Verona, WI

Check-in 8:30 am
Start 9:00 am
End appr. 4:00 pm

Path to Performance™ - Riding Instruction with Focus on Suppleness
(see seminar description here)
Bring your horse! We will focus on the goals of every individual rider.
Riders: $95 per 1.5 hour group session incl. all day auditing & lunch. (Limit 3 riders per session - 3 x 1.5 hour sessions)
Auditors welcome: $25/all day - refreshments & lunch provided


Saturday, Aug. 22

Saddle Up Ranch
Oregon, WI

Path to Performance™ - Releasing Tension & Restriction
(see description here)
Bring your own horse or lesson horse may be available. Register early!
Riders/participants with horse $125/all day - auditors $25/all day. Lunch & refreshments provided. Download the flier here


Saturday, Sept. 19
White Crossing Stables
Verona, WI

Check-in 8:30 am
Start 9:00 am
End appr. 4:00 pm

To register, use the PayPal Links or email for more info & registration or call Smokey Quast for phone payment: (608) 575 2408


Path to Performance™ - Gymnasticizing for Wellness
(see seminar description here)
Bring your horse! The clinic is suitable for riders of any discipline.
Riders/participants: $125 per incl. lunch, refreshments & manual
Auditors welcome: $25/all day - refreshments & lunch included

Register now securely via Paypal (no paypal account needed).

Reserve your spot - Active Participant:

Reserve your spot - Auditor:

Bring a friend


Saturday, Sept. 26


Evansville, WI

Check-in 8:30 am
Start 9:00 am
End appr. 4:00 pm

To register, use the PayPal Links or email for more info & registration or call Smokey Quast for phone payment: (608) 575 2408


Path to Performance™ - Releasing Tension & Restriction
(see description here)
Bring your own horse or lesson horse may be available. Register early!
Riders/participants with horse $125/all day - auditors $25/all day. Lunch & refreshments included. Download the flier here

Register now securely via Paypal (no paypal account needed).

Reserve your spot - Active Particpant::

Reserve your spot - Auditor:

Bring a friend

 

Saturday, Oct. 17

Saddle Up Farms
Oregon, WI

Check-in 8:30 am
Start 9:00 am
End appr. 4:00 pm

For more info & registration or phone payment: (608) 575 2408

 

 

Path to Performance™ - Releasing Tension & Restriction
(see description here)
Bring your own horse or lesson horse may be available. Register early!
Riders/participants with horse $125/all day - auditors $25/all day. Lunch & refreshments provided. Download the flier here.

Register now via Paypal to reserve your spot - Active Particpant::

Register now via Paypal to reserve your spot - Auditor:

Bring a friend

 

Testimonials

"I can not be more grateful for Stefanie’s kindness, wisdom and guidance on our journey.  Her love for horses, creative problem solving and patient, clear teaching skills make training with her very, very worthwhile." (Path 2 Performance riding clinic)

horse wellness seminar mounted police “I highly recommend this clinic.  It was like reading the operator's manual for a horse.  By learning how my horse's skeleton and muscles work, I now understand how I can positively impact my horse's health and performance through massage and gymnastic techniques.  After just a couple of weeks, I am already seeing the benefits of this training.”
Participant in the Horse Wellness Seminar for the Madison Mounted Patrol 3/09

"Things were adapted to the needs of the group - interestes, size, etc. The pace of information was good and the booklet of info is awesome!"

"Relaxed, informal, funny and interesting, informative and something for all levels...
I was very satisfied."

"[I expected to] ...gain more knowledge of horse ownership and what I can do to make a happy horse and a happy me. ...I learned much more than expected and will incorporate this into my routines with my horses."

 

Thank you!

Stefanie Reinhold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*) Please note: Equine massage and bodywork is a non-invasive, gentle wellness modality aimed at enhancing performance in the healthy horse and never replaces proper veterinary care. If in doubt regarding the physical health of your horse please consult your veterinarian.