PARTNERSHIP HORSE TRAINING
82 LITTLE HOUSTON BROOK RD.
CONCORD TWP., MAINE 04920
(Same Location, New 911 Address)
Dates: July 9-13 (more TBA)
To Register for an Apprenticeship: Give us your name, address, phone,
& email address along with the date you would prefer. We will hold
your date for 2 weeks while we send you a contract and await its
return with your deposit. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. If you prefer, you may call Lynn's office
at (207) 735-7229 to register.
is an Apprenticeship?
The Apprenticeship is designed so that each
participant progresses at their own speed. However, everyone must start
with ground work in the round pen. No one will progress to riding work
until they have completed the round pen work. This will give you the
best possible foundation for your training and your relationship with
your horse. Although the program is progressive, there will be problem
solving done throughout.
Not only will participants progress at different speeds, so will their
horses. Different horses will respond to training in different ways and
present different challenges. Keeping this in mind, you will be given
the opportunity to work not only with your horse, but also with a
variety of other horses as you progress through the program. These will
include both broke and un-broke horses.
Keep in mind that there are literally thousands of things to learn about
training horses. John's Certified Trainers spend a year working on his
method. Because the Apprenticeship Program is open ended, you may
continue to take 1 week sessions as frequently or infrequently as you
choose, and learn as much as you desire about using the John Lyons
Method of training horses.
The following lists will give you at least a small idea of what will be
available to you as you progress through the steps.
ON THE GROUND
Round Pen Basics, Leading, Clipping, Tying, Trailer
Loading, Go Forward Cue, Standing, Sacking Out,
Spook in Place, Saddle Breaking
- UNDER SADDLE
Give to the Bit, Go Forward, Stop, and
Backup, Collection, Water & Bridge Crossing,
Lead Changes, Lateral Movements, Spins
Remember, inside of every horse is the "perfect horse." It is the responsibility of the trainer to find a way of communicating with the horse so that the perfection shows. Understanding the John Lyons Method will allow you to accomplish this goal.
There will be a maximum of 6-8
participants in each session.
Anyone who is at least 18 years old, with the interest and desire to learn the
John Lyons Method, may register. You do not have to be an expert horseperson,
but you must be willing to work hard, have fun, enjoy your horse, and want to be
able to do something that will make all of your horse activities more pleasant
and safe for both you and your horse. The gentle training techniques used in the
John Lyons Method make it possible for you to accomplish these goals.
for Your Horse
If you do not wish to
bring a horse of your own, we can make one available for you. Please contact
Lynn's office for more information: email@example.com
- Must have a negative Coggins within the last 3 years for in-state horses
or within 6 months for horses crossing state lines, as that is the law.
- All shots, including Rhino, 4-Way, Strangles, & Rabies must be up to
- Horses may be of any age, breed or discipline.
- Must be recently shod. If you prefer not to shoe your horse, it must be
- Must have a well fitting halter with 10 foot lead line, bridle with a full
cheek snaffle bit, and a well fitting saddle (Western or English).
At Fletcher Mountain Stable there are no overnight facilities on site.
There is however, a wonderful Bed & Breakfast only 6 miles away in town,
known as Mrs. G's, you will find it comfortable, homey and reasonable. The total
cost for 5 nights, which includes a full breakfast each morning, is $125.00.
Mrs. G. will even let you use her kitchen to prepare other meals if you wish.
You may make reservations directly by calling (207) 735-7229. Be sure to tell
her that you are taking part in one of Lynn's programs. If you prefer a motel,
there is the Bingham Motor Inn also located 6 miles away. You may call (207)
735-7229 for their current rates and reservations.
CAMPING-- Campers in tents and trailers can be accommodated at
Fletcher Mountain Stable. There are no hook-ups
available at the facility, but arrangements can be made for electricity if
necessary. Water will be available but not right at the campsite. There are no
dump facilities. Since there is no formal campground in the facility, there
is no fee for camping. We do ask that you let Lynn know if you are planning to
camp on location.
The cost for a one week Apprenticeship is $700.00 which also includes lunch Monday - Friday and dinner Monday -
Thursday, and a bedded stall and turnout for your horse. Hay will be available for purchase, the cost is $2.50 per bale.
You will need to bring your own grain and supplements. A
deposit of $150.00 is required at the time of registration.
DISCOUNTS -- Register with a friend and you both save $50.00 per week.
Register for more than one week at the same time and also save $50.00 per week.
To Register for an Apprenticeship: Give us your name, address, phone, &
email address along with the date you would prefer. We will hold your date for 2
weeks while we send you a contract and await its return with your deposit.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. If you prefer, you may call Lynn's office at
(207) 735-7229 to register.