In April, the Ecole de Légèreté and its sponsors’ association APPEL were present for the first time at the Mane Event Horse Expo in Red Deer, Canada.
Master Instructor Melanie Bulmahn held two lectures explaining the riding philosophy of Légèreté and its methodology and training practices, the biomechanics of the ridden horse and myths and misconceptions about collection and engagement. At the APPEL booth, trainee teachers from the basic training course in Innisfail, Alberta, acted as ambassadors informing the public about Légèreté. Both the lectures and the booth attracted a large number of people, and visitors were excited to learn that Ecole de Légèreté courses are offered in Canada.
The Innisfail team is eager to prepare a larger exhibit for next year’s Mane Event, including a demonstration with a horse. “The word is out there,” said organiser Trish Twedell, “and I expect that we will see some increase in numbers and some growth.”
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