• Julie Carpenter

    "HORSEMANSHIP FROM THE HEART"

     

     

     

     

    "What brings softness

    and understanding

    between horse and

    rider is clarity."

     

    - Julie

    Julie Carpenter’s experiences as a horse trainer, yoga instructor and life coach have served to make her uniquely qualified to offer riders from all walks of life a way to better their partnership with their horse. Julie offers one on one lessons, clinics and retreats, and is dedicated to helping her students and their horses.

     

    When a horse's thought is more important than the rider's thought, resistance builds. When there is clarity in what a horse is being asked, a horse can learn to let go of a thought – to relax and submit willingly to a rider’s direction. When the horse is not resisting, muscles can relax and stretch, allowing the horse’s overall development and balance to occur naturally.

     

    Julie has applied this philosophy to her approach to horsemanship. She has learned, not only is it important for a rider to communicate in a way that provides clarity and is not troubling to the horse, that riders also grow and benefit as they learn these principles.

     

    All of these elements have led to Julie’s development of, and foundation for, Horsemanship from the Heart.

  • ABOUT​

    Having pursued her passion for horses for the last thirty years, Julie considers herself a student of the horse. She is committed to further defining and refining her skills as she continues to learn from the horses and her peers.

     

    PHILOSOPHY

    Julie has found that many horses that have been ridden for years often have underlying worries that can cause problems for their riders. Others have never been “started” and just need to be introduced to a human-horse relationship. These experiences, along with her own horsemanship abilities, have resulted in the development of Horsemanship from the Heart.

     

    Both her horsemanship and Life Coaching clients benefit from her keen desire to help people. She connects with each student in an atmosphere of positive energy, inspiration, clarity, enthusiasm and love. Her goal is to assist clients in identifying and developing their own inner strengths to more fully enjoy life.

     

    The cornerstone of Julie’s approach to horsemanship is clear and honest communication, with the intention of helping the horse to understand the rider’s request without causing worry in the horse. Julie breaks down each skill into its most simple part, offering encouragement and support to each student through the process of learning and improving these skills.

     

    This is an ongoing process that builds trust, confidence, understanding and communication between rider and horse.

     

    FOR THE HORSE

    Julie makes sure the basics are firmly in place before asking more of a horse. In that way, the horse (and rider) develop confidence in successfully negotiating the little things before undertaking larger tasks or challenges.

     

    FOR THE RIDER

    Julie incorporates exercises designed to build confidence and develop relaxation in the rider in much the same way as she does the horse. While some may be reluctant to embrace yoga exercises in helping them to better horsemanship, Julie points out that it is not about how flexible you are. Flexibility may be one of the benefits attained, but her overall goal is to teach you how to identify, recognize and leverage your own inner strength that culminates in a successful partnership with your horse.

     

    For additional information about Julie’s life coaching, please visit her website at www.awakenthetruth.com

     

     

     

     

    "My friend suggested I check out Julie

    and I started and unexpected journey

    of the heart, mind

    and spirit. My horses and I are in such

    a great spot now.

    I never would have found it without Julie."

     

    - Leslie

  • SERVICES

    Private Lessons

    Whether the owner chooses to observe, engage in discussion and question/answer while Julie works with the horse, or prefers to receive instruction during a private lesson or participate in a clinic, horses and owners undertake the learning process together. This creates a solid foundation and building of confidence as horse and rider progress.

     

    ​Six Day Intensive Clinic

    Participating in an "Intensive" clinic with your horse is a unique experience and a best of both worlds way for both you and your horse to progress forward in training and horsemanship! They are an intense, immersion experience, limited to five horses and riders, and a small number of auditors. Julie will work your horse for the first four days of the clinic. As she helps your horses to learn to let go of a thought and take on the ideas of what she's presenting to them, you'll see more relaxation, softness and responsiveness start to come through in your horse. The final two days of the intensive clinic, it'll be your turn to work with your horse while Julie coaches you through feeling and understanding the new things she's helped your horse with.

     

    Yoga Horsemanship Retreat

    The yogi principles of balance, alignment, stillness and being in the present moment all benefit rider and horse. These Retreats have proved popular and beneficial to Julie’s students, and are designed to welcome all skill levels.

     

    Locations

    Horsemanship from the Heart is offered at facilities in Fort Jones, Jackson, and Santa Cruz, California. Appleton Wisconsin and Seattle Washington. Appointments are available at your own location (travel fees may apply). Hosted clinics at other facilities are also offered. Please check the Schedule page for upcoming clinics.

     

     

    "What makes Julie such a great trainer is her ability to train the person as well as the horse. I have never seen a trainer who

    is as patient and kind

    to both halves of

    the equation."

     

    - Nikki

    Clinics

    Ride in a group environment where Julie uses communicative and stress free methods working with each horse and rider. offered in 3 and 5 day clinics.

     

    Horsemanship Trail Camp

    Arena to Trail Camp in the beautiful Sierra Foothills. The camp works on ground work to saddle, and arena to trail, refining the art of communication between horse and rider. Build confidence on important basics in the arena that continues out on the trail. Contact Julie to get on the email list for flyers on this event.

     

    Three Week In-Depth Study

    The in-depth study is a 3 week, 5 day collaborative group clinic. After each 5 day clinic there is 5-6 weeks in between each group clinic to continue your at home practice and enrich your partnership between you and your horse. Learn how to create clarity between you and your horse every time you handle them. You will learn how to think in harmony with your horse. You will begin to understand how to help a horse let go of a thought, learn how to direct his thought, and understand when to block a thought. Also, deepening your understanding of equine fundamentals such as horse behavior, handling, groundwork, basic anatomy, saddle fit, bits, hoof care and body work.

    Training for the Horse

    From colt starting to horses with issues, training starts with creating and reinforcing a solid foundation and progresses towards performance.

  • SCHEDULE 2022

    Check back regularly for new events and schedule changes

     

    January 2022

    7-9 Three Day Clinic, Orland, CA (contact Jessie Koenig 530-774-7244 jessiedvm@yahoo.com) (Full, waitlisted)

     

     

    February 2022

    25-27 Three Day Clinic, Orland, CA (contact Jessie Koenig 530-774-7244 jessiedvm@yahoo.com) (Full, waitlisted)

     

     

    April 2022

    6-10 Five Day Clinic, Felton, CA (contact Julie Carpenter 831-818-3129 juliecarpenter61@gmail.com)

     

    20-24 Five Day Clinic, Appleton, WI (contact Andi Schooler 530-570-5540 aschooler1@gmail.com)

     

     

    May 2022

    1-3 Three Day Clinic, Oroville CA (contact Amy Friend 530-518-6416 amy@amyfriend.com) (Full, waitlisted)

     

    6-8 Three Day Clinic, Oroville CA (contact Amy Friend 530-518-6416 amy@amyfriend.com) (Full, waitlisted)

     

    11-15 Five Day Clinic, Oroville CA (contact Amy Friend 530-518-6416 amy@amyfriend.com) (Full, waitlisted)

     

    21-25 Five Day In-Depth Study, Volcano, CA (contact Julie Carpenter 831-818-3129 juliecarpenter61@gmail.com)

     

     

    June 2022

    9-14 Six Day Intensive, Ft Jones, CA (contact Julie Carpenter 831-818-3129 juliecarpenter61@gmail.com)

     

    17-19 Three Day Clinic, Ft Jones, CA (contact Amy Friend 530-618-6416 amy@amyfriend.com)

     

    22-26 Five Day Clinic, Ft Jones, CA (contact Amy Friend 530-618-6416 amy@amyfriend.com)

     

     

    July 2022

    5-10 Six Day Intensive, Ft Jones, CA (contact Julie Carpenter 831-818-3129 juliecarpenter61@gmail.com) (Full, Waitlisted)

     

    13-17 Five Day Clinic, Fort Jones, CA (contact Julie Carpenter 831-818-3129 juliecarpenter61@gmail.com)(Full, Waitlisted)

     

    23-27 Five Day Clinic, Appleton, WI (contact Andi Schooler 530-570-6540 aschooler1@gmail.com)

     

     

    August 2022

    5-7 Kids Three Day Camp, Felton, CA (contact Nicholas Sallambien 650-861-8444 nsallembien@gmail.com)

     

    10-14 Five Day Clinic, Felton, CA (contact Nicholas Sallambien 650-861-8444 nsallembien@gmail.com)

     

    20-24 Five Day In-Depth Study, Volcano, CA (contact Julie Carpenter 831-818-3129 juliecarpenter61@gmail.com)

     

     

    September 2022

    8-13 Six Day Intensive, Ft Jones, CA (contact Julie Carpenter 831-818-3129 juliecarpenter61@gmail.com)

     

    16-18 Three Day Clinic, Fort Jones, CA (contact Amy Friend 530-618-6416 amy@amyfriend.com)

     

    21-25 Five Day Clinic, Fort Jones, CA (contact Amy Friend 530-618-6416 amy@amyfriend.com)

     

     

    October 2022

    1-5 Five Day Intensive, Appleton, WI (contact Andi Schooler 530-570-5540 aschooler1@gmail.com)

     

    8-12 Five Day Clinic, Appleton, WI (contact Andi Schooler 530-570-5540 aschooler1@gmail.com)

     

     

    November 2022

    2-6 Five Day In-Depth Study, Volcano, CA (contact Julie Carpenter 831-818-3129 juliecarpenter61@gmail.com)

     

    16-20 Five Day Clinic, Felton, CA (contact Nicholas Sallambien 650-861-8444 nsallembien@gmail.com)

     

     

    • * For hosted clinics please contact Host for pricing at the contact info listed in the schedule
    • All clinics begin at 8:00 am unless otherwise noted
    • No dogs allowed
    • To set up a horsemanship clinic, individual equine lessons or yoga sessions and retreats with Julie, contact her at (831)-818-3129 juliecarpenter61@gmail.com
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  • CONTACT/LINKS

    Julie's Cell: (831) 818-3129

    email: juliecarpenter61@gmail.com

     

    Mailing Address:

    19025 Charleston Rd.

    Volcano, CA 95689

    Awaken the Truth - awakenthetruth.com

    Saddle Fitting Info - saddlesthatfit.com

    Jade's Ranch - facebook

    Dream Catchers - dreamcatcherhorsesanctuary.org

    Harry Whitney Horsemanship - harrywhitney.com

    Joe Wolter - joewolter.com

    Deb Bennet’s Equine Studies - equinestudies.org