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Competitive Longe Line

Course Description and Outline:
           Competitive longe line is one of the fastest growing competitions in the horse show world.  It combines the elements of a conformation class with the disciplined movement of rail performance, showing off the horse's grace and athleticism at the walk, jog and lope.  Gord Wadds, trainer of world  champion competitive longe line horses, takes you step by step through the training process and on to the show ring, with special "insider" tips and tricks to give you the winning edge.  This course provides an excellent  foundation for any horse which will go on to rail performance.

            Lesson One:
                  Chosing the Prospect

            Lesson Two:

                           The Training Location/Round Pen
                           Lay a Solid Training Foundation
                                       - Basic Halter Training

            Lesson Three:
                   The First Training Sessions
                           Teaching the Yearling How to Longe
                           The Perfect Circle
                           Horse Training "Game Plan"

            Lesson Four:
                    Following the "Game Plan"
                           Teaching the Trot
                           Teaching the Lope
                           Teaching the Reverse
            Lesson Five:
                    Moving Out of the Round Pen
                          The Inside Track
                          Preparing for the Conformation and Soundness Exam
                                     - Squaring the Horse
                                     - The Pattern

            Lesson Six:
                    At the Show
                                  - Clipping
                                  - Tail Extensions
                                  - Bathing
                                  - Braiding and Banding
                                  - Final Pre-Class Touch-ups

             The Competitive Longe Line requires a horse (preferably a yearling prospect).  The student must be able to make videos and submit them for review.  The instructor, Gordon Wadds, requests they be loaded to an online web hosting site such as YouTube or Photobucket and the link sent to him.

                                Start any program at anytime - no waiting for a semester to begin
                                Work at your own pace - you will not be "locked out" if you do not complete the course
                                  within a specific time.
                                Work one-on-one with your instructor
                                You can take just one course. 

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