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November 17 2018

CENTERED RIDING INSTRUCTIONS based on the Sally Swift Theory.

JUDY CROSS-STREHLKE has been teaching and following the discipline of Centered Riding® Since 1980 when Sally Swift first started teaching in Maine. Judy has had the good fortune to have been trained by Sally Swift extensively over the last 20 years and is currently certified as a Level IV Instructor and clinician

Most horse enthusiasts have heard of Centered Riding® and Sally Swift. This method of teaching riding uses many techniques of body awareness to help riders develop more understanding of typical movement patterns and how they can help or interfere with the horse's movement.

CENTERED RIDING® is a way of expressing the classical principles of riding, using body awareness, centering, and imagery, developed by Sally Swift. Started over 30 years ago, this method answers the question of "how" when your instructor tells you "what" to do when riding your horse. It can give you a new perspective on riding and other aspects of your life.

CENTERED RIDING® helps you become more aware of your body and it's potential. Many people are caught in the trap of unconscious habit. The way you use your body feels normal and familiar, even if you have habitual patterns which cause you to be stiff, crooked, or out of balance. Your horse feels and reacts to the way you use your body, right or wrong, which can lead to confusion and discomfort. Centered Riding® techniques help you discover an inner balance, serenity, and control that allows for greater freedom, suppleness, and coordination; your horse will respond with increased balance, poise, and forward motion.

The cost for each 1 hour lesson will be $75.  Contact me at Teresa@whisperingwoodsstables.com or 207-370-1150 for more information and  availability.

Masterson Method Equine Massage

Summer 2019

Augusta, ME
Beyond Horse Massage Weekend Seminar-Workshop

****Dates and Time to be determined***

Please check back soon for more information ~

 "I loved this course! The teacher was engaging and inspiring. I wanted to take the advanced class after the first few minutes."

~ L. Kline: Street, MD Student

The Masterson Method® Weekend Seminar is the next practical step to take after reading/viewing the Beyond Horse Massage Book/DVD.

In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn how to recognize and use the visual responses of the horse to your touch to find and release accumulated stress in key junctions of the body that most affect performance. Jim Masterson has successfully taught these techniques to hundreds of owners, therapists, and trainers worldwide, enabling them to open new levels of communication and relationship with their horses.

Prerequisite is to have either read the book or watched the DVD "Beyond Horse Massage" before attending the seminar-workshop.  https://mastersonmethod.com/shop/product/beyond-horse-massage-combo-book-and-dvd/

We are now accredited by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Organization (NCBTMB) for Continuing Education Credits.

What goes on at a Masterson Method® Weekend Seminar-Workshop: https://mastersonmethod.com/weekend-seminar-workshop/

To register, click the link here, or the Find Tickets link above:   

Tuition: $449

Contact Information: call the Masterson Method at 641-472-1312 or email seminars@mastersonmethod.com

Larry Whitesell - 5 Day Gaited Horse Clinic

August 2019

Gaited Horse trainer,  Larry Whitesell from TN will be offering a 5 day clinic at Whispering Woods Stables. In this clinic you will learn how to improve gait, lightness, relaxation, create flexibility and balance, how to school the horse in hand and under saddle, build engagement, balanced, light stops, collection and how your riding affects yours horses balance and gait. Cost for this event will be $850, stall space will be available for $25/night which includes shavings.  Unlimited auditing space is available for $30/day.  Lunch, snacks and bottled water  will be included for all riders and auditors. I have a couple of spots for trailer parking with electircal hook ups (no charge).  All horse breeds and riding skills welcome. Contact teresa@whisperingwoodsstables.com for more information

Horse Speak – Phase I – A New Beginning

Coming to Whispering Woods

May 16, 17, 18, 19, 2019

Do not miss your chance to participate in a 4 day Clinic with Sharon Wilsie, author of Horse Speak and Horses in Translation

Wilsie Way Horsemanship is based in Southern Vermont and aspires to help bridge the gap of communication and understanding between horses and humans.

Horses are not dogs. This may seem like a simple idea, but ​the truth is we understand dogs more easily because we live with them. Horses do not sleep on the foot of the bed with us, and so we miss out on a great deal of simply, “hanging out” with them like we may do with Spot in the living room.

​One way or another, we have all been indoctrinated into the horse world, and given other people’s opinions about how to be with these animals. Whether it was Grandpa’s farm or a riding school, by the time we are investing time with horses as adults, there has been a “way” to which we have learned to adhere.

​Yet, many of my students through the years have confessed to me that when they were kids, and no one was looking, they KNEW things about horses that seemed to go against the status quo.

Sharon Wilsie has enjoyed a professional career as a horse trainer/rehabilitation specialist, intercollegiate coach, and riding instructor. Her grandfather owned and raced Standardbreds, and her love for horses has been life-long. She has developed and implemented several programs over the last decade, including; volunteer training groups for horse rescues and therapeutic riding centers, Equine Assisted Learning course at Landmark College, as well as hundreds of workshops, seminars and engagements in a variety of topics about Equine Facilitated Therapies, alternative training and rehabilitation methods for difficult horses and horses with PTSD. She worked with students from all ages, including at-risk youth programs. haron’s passion has always been to create a two – way street of mutual healing, awareness and betterment for both horses and

Horse Speak is a practical system for “listening” and “talking” to horses in their language, instead of expecting them to comprehend ours. Horse Speak can be used by anyone who works with horses, whether riding instructor, colt starter, recreational rider, or avid competitor. It promises improved understanding of what a horse is telling you, and provides simple replies you can use to tell him that you “hear” him, you “get it,” and you have ideas you want to share with him, too.

Horse Speak The Equine Human Translation Guide, was developed to bridge the misunderstanding that too often is a source confusion and difficulties with our horses.

​Wilsie Way Horsemanship provides the path back to your own inner truth. The horse has his own Way, and that is the guiding light and source of inspiration for what we do.

Cost of the event will be $750 per hands on participant  spot.  Each participant is welcome to bring their horse.  There will be a charge of $25/night for the stall space. Space will be limited to 8 hands on participants. 

Email teresa@whisperingwoodsstables.com for more information -

Registration forms, rider release forms, and a general introduction outline is on the "Misc Forms" page of the website.