Both these extended courses are held at Fiona’s property “Seven Keys” and cater for small groups of up to a maximum of 6 participants with their horse allowing for a more personalised, learning experience.
The layout of the facilities at “Seven Keys” is designed to enable a seamless transition for horse and human in their individual progress in both ground (on line and liberty) and riding skills.
*Intensive Study Modules are offered over 3 or 4 days. For each module arrival is on the morning of the first day. Each participating partnership is offered an individual progress plan based on the theme of the module. The first session, usually comprising of ground skills, is in the afternoon. This is followed by 1 or 2 full days of horsemanship with a final morning session on the last day focusing usually on riding skills with departure that afternoon. Based on a minimum of 9 hours of tuition over the 3 day module for $440 or 14 hours of tuition over the 4 day module for $660.
*Private Progressions: A 2 week immersion in horsemanship as an excellent opportunity to prioritise time for progress with your horse. 10 days of tuition and one day off on a weekend day half way through each Private Progression to explore local attractions in the Macedon Ranges. This is a great choice in taking a major step forward in advancing your horsemanship skills to build an ever more meaningful, dependable and joyful partnership together with your horse. With the mantra Think it, Feel it, Explore it, Review it, Expand on it a Private Progression gives you the opportunity to learn, take in, review, practise and expand the horsemanship skills and strategies to take with you and feel empowered to play with once home with your horse. Through a strategic mix of theory, simulations, preparatory ground skills and riding sessions you will gain valuable insights that will change the way you think of and interact with your horse. If you’re looking to elevate your knowledge and skill set around horses for a more extended amount of time a Private Progression with Fiona Darling would serve you well. Cost $1620
If scheduled events will not fit your calendar, for further options feel free to contact Fiona.