WHAT DO WE DO? Learn mounted police training techniques
encourage partnership and communication to achieve exceptional
Presented by Joann Long, National Mounted Police and Toronto Police
will work with their
mounts in creative sensory and obstacle situations using proven police
how to develop a
partnership with your horse mounted police style!
Dove Farm’s focus is individualized training. We’re offering lessons
and workshops specializing
in personalized instruction at our farm in Bloomfield, NY! Clinics can
also be arranged at your location presented by one of our certified
instructors. Let our successful international police
horse experience work for you!
MAKES THE GENTLE DOVE FARM OBSTACLE TRAINNG EXPERIENCE SPECIAL?
We have successfully competed at the highest levels. We show
how a police
horse stands still while a gun is fired, how he
calmly over the plastic tarp with bubble wrap popping, how he stands
while a flare is lit, or willingly pushes past the barrel
blockade. In our demonstrations, a
series of difficult
obstacles showing complete control will exhibit the ultimate
trust that can be achieved.Riders are
instructed using formation riding and police horse training techniques
confidence and trust while attempting obstacles appropriate for their
over 12 years in the mounted
police, Joann and her horse ‘Dillon’ earned multiple North American and
York State Obstacle Grand Championships. She
has trained with numerous NYS Police
units as well as the Toronto Police Services.By
using these unique techniques, the rider
will develop a stronger partnership
and better communication toward achieving a higher level of
from previous clinic
participants included "I liked best seeing
the improvement in the horses in just a short time!”, “Loved watching
horses calm down and have fun!”, “Awesome – very well done!”, “Great
– I liked the variety of obstacles!”, “Very well organized”, “Gentle
offered a new approach for me to train my horses! Very informative!”,
do you spell phenomenal?!” See our testimonial page!
you ride Trail Trial, Cowboy
Challenge, 4H, Pony Club, Games, Eventing, Hunters, Team Penning, Trail
Dressage, or any other equine activity, these obstacle training
beneficial to all.With
the common goals
of safety and horsemanship in mind, we want you to put the relaxation
back in your saddle! We
teach how to maneuver over, around, and through obstacles such as
ground obstacles, drags, flags, pickups, precision and control
maneuvers, big 72” ball, car wash, and much, much more, including our
unique advanced sensory! Come learn how to partner with your horse! We
share ways for you to have better communication and offer strategies to
develop trust using proven police horse training techniques!
Boots and ASTM helmet are
required. Balance of attire is discretionary.
are expected to have basic control of their horse, including the
ability to walk, trot, turn, and stop their horse. If participating in a group training, riders should
be comfortable riding in large groups and in pairs. Horses
participating should have some out-of-arena experience
and be free of dangerous vices (i.e. kicking).
are welcome! Come watch these unique horse training events!
All entrants must sigh a liability
release form. If under 18, a parent or guardian must sign.
join us for an Obstacle Training and witness Police Horse training and
trust with your horse!
Gentle Dove Farm, Joann Long, President, at (585) 738-7477, or emailJKLong@rochester.rr.com
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