Legend Acres is excited to have Mark Schwarm back to hold a clinic!
Horsemanship clinics are geared toward improving the relationship between horse and rider. Mark works to improve the riders sense of feel and learn to add meaning to their actions in a way that allows them to present their ideas to the horse in a consistent and reliable manner so that both horse and rider feel confident and successful. http://www.markschwarm.com/
Lunch will be provided for an additional fee ($5-10 per person)
Drinks will be available all day, water is free, bottled drinks will be $1.00 each.
Fees payable to Legend Acres Boarding
Participants must reserve their space and pay in advance. Spectators may pay the day of the event. Minimum of 8 participants, maximum of 12.
Park in kennel area when arriving to Legend Acres. If needed we will provide additional parking across the road.
About Mark: Mark is a graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. He was raised on a horse farm working side by side with his Father and Granddad raising and training thoroughbred horses. At a young age he was galloping racehorses and assisting in training techniques.
By the age of seventeen, he took over his Grandad's foaling and breeding operation. He started with ten mares and expanded to managing over fifty mares and five stallions as well as a full stable of racehorses in Kentucky and Illinois. Over time Mark began to gain a greater respect for the gentle soul and sensitivity of the horse and thought there must be a better way to communicate.
Working with horses is a way of life for Mark. He found that with time, thought, opening the mind and heart to communication, watching the horses body and mental expressions, and what actions and reactions occurred, a whole new connection emerged. This is the same connection that he believes can occur with every living creature. Although a recognized horseman, he realized that there was more. Mark found that letting go of pride and opening your mind was the first step.
Mark has had the opportunity to work with Joe Wolter at the famous Four Sixes Ranch in Texas and the C.S. Ranch in New Mexico. Mark was one of five horsemen chosen in the United States for the first understudy program with Master Horseman Ray Hunt. He spent two months with Ray at his ranch in Texas.
Mark shares his experiences and the lessons he has learned with clients and students nationwide. He concentrates on working with clients and their horses in all aspects of horsemanship by improving communication between horse and rider. He also works with ranchers to help them handle their cattle quietly, safely, and more effectively.
Mark and his wife Carole, sons, Jacob and Jeremiah own and operate Shady Lane Farm in Paducah, KY and Win-Thru Farm in Marion, IL.
"My Grandad always told me... A person can be around horses all their life, but to be a good horseman you need to be around good horsemen."