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Over the years we've developed a set of facility requirements to ensure a high-quality experience for students partaking in a weekend workshop. To help ensure your venue is right for the workshop, please review the information below.
• May be a covered arena 4 - 6 well handled and mannered horses [~1 per 1-2 students] (no young stock or pregnant mares) OR 4-6 well socialized dogs that are easy to handle [~1 per 1-2 students] (no puppies or pregnant dogs)
• Venue with demonstration area. May be a covered arena, aisle way, or 12 x 12 stall area
• Eating area in the barn, lounge room or office area works well
• Seating / classroom area. May be chairs in the arena or a lounge or office area
• Ability to pick up the instructor at the airport and deliver them back to the airport after the workshop
• Help promote the workshop via social media, friends, clients. Workshops are confirmed after the minimum number of enrollments have been attained. This can be a 3 - 5 month process
• Facility within 45 minutes of a major airport and overnight accommodation options within 30 minutes of your location
• Class size are being kept smaller during COVID
For a horse clinic, we need a warm in winter, or cool in the summer space, and comfortable area for students to be seated during the lecture portion of the clinic. Often, a tack room, lunch room or office area works nicely. A fridge for the student’s lunches is a necessity as well. Use of a chalk board, flip chart or white board is necessary. A larger open area for the hands-on / small groups work area is required. We also need a wall area to be able to pin or tape up charts used in class.
For the hands-on portion of the clinic we will need a minimum of 1 horse for every 2 students. Participating horses should have good ground manners and experience being worked with in groups. It is best if these horses live at the facility, as hauling in horses can be stressful.
For a dog clinic, we need a warm in winter, cool in summer, comfortable area for students to be seated during the lecture portion of the clinic. Often, a large multi-purpose room or large work area meets these needs. For instance, a doggy day care facility or a large family/living room would work. A fridge for the student’s lunches is a necessity as well. Use of a chalk board, white board, or flip chart is necessary. A larger open area for the hands-on / small groups work area is necessary (outdoors or indoors depending on weather). We also need a wall area to be able to pin or tape up charts used in class.
For the hands-on portion of the clinic we will need a minimum of 1 dog for every 2 participants. It is strongly suggested that the participating dogs be well socialized and have experience being in groups. It is advised that dogs have kenneling or a separate area available to them between work sessions.
Pictures of the proposed facility are requested.