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Balance and Straightness with Klaus and Gabriele Schoneich 2 four-day clinics in Columbus, NC
April 13 to 16, 2014
April 18 to 21, 2014

Klaus Clinic

The key to training and to keeping your horse sound for a long time, is to understand its biomechanics!

So, bring your horse to the straightness clinics with Klaus and Gabriele Schoneich, the authors of “Straightening the crooked horse.”
Come and audit for one day or four...or anytime!
But at least make sure that you come and watch, observe, ask questions. Just come learn, and find out that there might be another way to train, one that is in accordance to the biomechanics of the horse and rider, and that is good for the horse. It will make you look at your horse in a new light, do a better assessment of the training, incorporate some of the techniques in your own program, and most importantly will allow you to keep it sound, knowing it is now moving in balance and straight.

The clinics will run from 9 AM until we work the last horse (horses are worked twice a day).

CLINIC I is open to everybody. The first day of the clinic will start with a morning lecture by Klaus Schoneich, followed by an analysis/evaluation of each horse. They will be individually worked by Klaus or Gabriele Schoneich the first few times, with the rider/owner learning the ground work techniques. Each one will be either worked in-hand, lunged or ridden. The biomechanics of the riders will also be addressed by lunge lessons directed by Gabriele Schoneich.
Cost: $650 for the 4 days
Lecture day auditing: $65 (April 13)
1 day audit: $40
4 day audit: discounted to $100 for the 4 days


CLINIC II, reserved to people that have already participated or audited in a straightness clinic with Klaus Schoneich.
The horses will be worked twice a day, either lunged according to the principles of straightness training or ridden under the direct supervision of  Klaus or Gabriele.
Cost: $650 for the 4 days
1 day audit: $40
4 day audit: discounted to $100 for the 4 days

Register for both Clinic I and II, and you pay a discounted fee of $1,200

Register NOW, don’t wait! We expect the clinics to be full before the 1st of March deadline!

For more information & to register please visit our store!

Announcing Pete Ramey's new book "Care and Rehabilitation of the Equine Foot". It is probably the most comprehensivePete Ramey's Book
work ever written on the horse's hoof. With the help of major contributing authors and researchers, it takes a new look at growing or rehabilitating a horse's hoof from within, combining all the various aspects of hoof care, nutrition and lifestyle.
With 440 pages and over 600 photographs and illustrations, Pete Ramey, surrounded by collaborative experts in their fields, has created the ultimate reference book on equine foot health. It is deep, detailed and scientific and might well become the new way to think about care for the foot, whether shod or barefoot.

The Wild Horse Research video is now available!

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The Brumby Research Unit who produced this DVD is a group of Australian scientists with the sole purpose of improving the well being of the horse. Heading this research, are Chris Pollitt, BVsc, PhD and Brian Hampson, PhD  who have been studying the desert brumbies, the feral horses that have survived in the dry heart of Australia since the 1870s.  In this DVD they investigate their habits, through the use of GPSs and determine the effects of a free roaming lifestyle and lack of human intervention on foot morphology and health. It shows exquisitely the adaptation of the foot to different environments.
Narrated poetically by Dr Chris Pollitt, and accompanied by breathtaking photography, this DVD describes objectively what they observed. You will be amazed!
Check it out and support their ongoing research!


Dr Ridgway

Institute for Equine Therapeutic Options

Kerry Ridgway, DVM

It is Dr. Ridgway's mission at the Institute for Equine Therapeutic Options to enhance and maximize overall equine health and performance through Integrative Medicine. Our goal is to provide ongoing education for equine health care professionals as well as riders, trainers and all other people involved or interested in equine health related fields.

Our current emphasis is conventional medicine and whole horse health through the integration of:

  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic
  • Hoofcare
  • Kinesiology
  • Neuromuscular & Myofascial Therapies
  • Saddle Fitting
  • Dental Health
  • Nutrition

We are aiming to provide awareness and education to all, by means of webinars, clinics, seminars, video clips and DVDs, educational articles, virtual online courses and a blog.

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