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March 2011 
Mountain Rose Horsemanship Training

The Fun We've Had . . . 

Photos and other highlights that used to appear in "The Fun We've Had" section of the newsletter can now be seen on the MRHT Facebook page. The MRHT Facebook page is also a fabulous resource for staying up to date on current articles and topics of interest within the horse industry as well as a source for training tips and other helpful tidbits. Don't miss out!

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Policy Reminders

Please be reminded of the following MRHT Policies:

Invoice Payment
Students will receive a monthly statement on the first (1st) day of each month via email. Such statements shall be due and payable upon presentation by either cash or check. If payment is received after the 5th day of said month a $25.00 late fee will be assessed, plus a finance charge of 1% per month (12% annually) on all accounts 30 days past due. 

Cancellation Policy
If the student needs to cancel a lesson, please do so 24 hours in advance. Lessons cancelled with less than 24-hour notice, except in the event of extreme weather, are subject to lesson fee. 

Mark Your Calendar

For the 2011
Rocky Mountain
Horse Expo

March 11 - 13 at the
National Western Complex, Denver, CO

Catch Emily, Diane and Feather as well as some of the horses of MRHT in Kathy Pike's Sunday morning presentation.

~ Upcoming Events ~


Discover the Leader Within —

Saturdays, March 19th - April 2nd (3 weeks) from 10 am - 1pm

To enjoy safe, successful, and thriving relationships with horses, we must be welcomed by them as their respected and trusted leader. It can often feel difficult, however, to be assertive and to communicate with clarity and strength. This multi-week course will help you identify and shift whatever is blocking the full expression of your confident inner leader who is congruent in mind, emotion, and body. Participants will study the horse's natural language, learn valuable communication skills and techniques, and connect with both horses and themselves in a profound and gratifying way. Participants will be introduced to using feel, timing and intent as they ask a horse to respond in partnership through round pen communication. Join us as we open to the horse's terrific wisdom on the journey toward our best self and ultimate partnership with the horse! Special rate of $250 for a limited time.

Horsemanship 101: Communication & Partnership Through Groundwork—

Saturdays, April 9th - 23rd (3 weeks) from 10am - 1pm.


This course provides the foundation from which to build a harmonious and long-lasting partnership with your horse. Participants will learn the groundwork and leadership skills necessary to establish a relationship based on mutual respect and trust. There will be extensive discussion on equine psychology and herd behavior, the knowledge of which enables you to communicate using the horse's natural language. You will learn how to be a clear and trustworthy leader for your horse while deepening your self-awareness. This course is designed for those who wish to build or sharpen their groundwork skills, to enhance their overall relationship with their horse, or to discover the joy of horsemanship for the first time. Special rate of $250 for a limited time.

So, You Want to Buy a Horse? —

Sunday, April 10th at Colorado Horse Rescue.

You and your future equine partner deserve to be set up for the best relationship possible. Ensuring a good match requires adequate preparation. This clinic will equip you to be an informed and discerning horse buyer and will prime you for what to except as a horse owner. Topics covered include: identifying your goals, riding style, and experience level; what to look for in a horse; questions to ask a potential seller; understanding a pre-purchase exam; where to find a horse; ensuring your safety in the looking process; finding a suitable trainer or instructor; and what kind of costs you can expect as a new horse owner. This clinic is suitable for anyone looking to purchase a horse or for those who have recently come into horse ownership. Contact Stacey at CHR to register.

Horsemanship 201: Communication & Partnership Through Riding—

Friday, May 6th - Sunday, May 9th

This course will take your relationship to the next level and solidify a respectful, willing, and connected partnership between you and your horse. You will learn how to use your knowledge of the equine language to increase your horse's confidence and curiosity, empowering them to tackle advanced groundwork and more challenging obstacles. You will continue to hone your awareness of intention and timing as you prepare to take these skills into the saddle. Safe grooming techniques and proper saddling will also be covered, as will the development of a balanced and independent seat, which allows you to ride with consideration for your equine partner.

H301 Semi-Private Lesson 

Wednesdays OR Thursdays OR Saturdays from 2pm - 3:30pm


Reserve your spot for all courses, clinics and events 

online at the MRHT Calendar.

~ Featured In EQUUS Magazine ~
Catch Emily and some of the horses of Mountain Rose Horsemanship Training in March's EQUUS magazine. Emily is featured as the trainer of Sophie, a rambunctious Appaloosa filly, in the story of "Saving Sophie" written by Amy Herdy. Stay tuned for more installments of "Saving Sophie" featuring Emily Johnson and photos from MRHT's very own Josh Levin throughout the year.

~ Will You Be My Human? ~
Norman is a 6 year old Arabian gelding. He is an absolute gem of a horse and is as intelligent, willing, and good minded as they come. Norman is social, good natured and is such a pleasure to be in partnership with. Norman is still green under saddle, but is a very rapid study and has shown himself to be a perfect gentleman, both in his groundwork and out on the trail. Don't miss out on this exceptional horse! Adoption Fee: $1700. Contact Colorado Horse Rescue for additional information.

Champ is a handsome, 17 year old, Quarter Pony X gelding who wants very much to connect with a trustworthy human with whom he can enjoy excursions on the trail. Champ as smooth and balanced gaits and does his best to offer a "can do" attitude. Champ would best be suited for a small rider who can offer a gentle, yet confident demeanor to this wonderful pony! Adoption fee: $800. Contact Colorado Horse Rescue for additional information.
Contact Colorado Horse Rescue at or 720-494-1414 for more information.

New Video: Meet the Burros!

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