Workshops & Clinics

Wild Pony Whispering Workshops & Events for 2016

Please also see the Talks & Book Signings page 

Fri 5 Aug - Wild Pony Whispering 'Discover Exmoor Ponies' Workshop
Find out about Exmoor ponies - what they’re like and how we listen to, interact, build trust, care for and provide the right environment for them. Meet the herd of Exmoor ponies, including Monsieur Chapeau, and learn more about this endangered ancient native breed in an afternoon workshop with Moorland Exmoor Foal Project founder and Wild Pony Whispering author, Dawn Westcott. General interest - you don’t need to be a horse owner to enjoy this event, however, there will be invaluable tips and insights regarding keeping ponies happy and meeting their needs, so it's ideal for owners too. Time: 2pm - 5.30pm. Cost £60 per person to include tea/coffee and cake. Location: Holt Ball Farm, Luccombe, Minehead, Somerset TA24 8SZ. Tel 01643 862466 and email  dawnwestcott@hotmail.com . Advance booking essential please. This event is supporting the Moorland Exmoor Foal Project. 

Sun Aug 21 - MEPBG & Holt Ball Open Afternoon  - Meet Exmoor ponies and MEPBG herd owners at Moorland Exmoor Foal Project and Wild Pony Whispering HQ - mini-demos, chats, photo displays and lots of Exmoor ponies including Monsieur Chapeau and his friends. Refreshments available. Time: Starts 2pm. Location: Holt Ball Farm, Luccombe, Minehead, Somerset TA24 8SZ. Telephone 01643 862466. Email moorlandexmoorgroup@hotmail.co.uk. Please let us know if you're coming so we can cater.  www.exmoorponyclub.co.uk . Donations welcome for the Moorland Exmoor Foal Project. 

Wed 24 Aug - Archaeological Walk with Exmoor Ponies - "Packhorse Ways & A Deserted Village”  A fascinating walk with an Exmoor National Park Archaeologist (and Exmoor pony or two from the Moorland Exmoor Foal Project) in the hoofprints of the old packhorse trails that crossed Exmoor. On the way we will visit an abandoned medieval village and its fields. The walk is about 3kms long over moorland and through the upper parts of Horner Wood. Well behaved dogs on leads welcome. Meeting point: Crawter Hill (south of Porlock); Meet in layby at SS 8907 4557. Time – 2pm-4pm. To book contact Ellie Woodcock, ENPA on 01398 322231.

Friday 26 August - Wild Pony Whispering 'Connection' Workshop  Explore building trust and connection with ponies in preparation for liberty, agility and ridden activities. Twice international horse agility world champion and Wild Pony Whispering author, Dawn Westcott, will explain and demonstrate the Core Connection Warm-up exercises she uses which feature in her new book Wild Stallion Whispering. The workshop will look at core energy connection, two-way communication and enabling ponies to express how they feel with the aim of creating willing partnerships in training.  Time: 2pm - 5.30pm. £60 per person to include tea/coffee and cake. At Holt Ball Farm, Luccombe, Minehead, Somerset TA24 8SZ. Tel 01643 862466 and email  dawnwestcott@hotmail.com . Advance booking essential please. This event is supporting the Moorland Exmoor Foal Project.

This is a private working farm as well as running the Exmoor Pony Project (Moorland Exmoor Foal Project), which involves considerable time and resource - so please bear with us regarding organising Wild Pony Whispering Workshop and event dates.

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