Not too early to plan……BRASIL, May 2016

We are already thinking about our May trip to Brasil. Each day, when we go to the barn to work with our newest breeding stallions, Bailado do Top and Xihao AR, I am reminded of the wonderful horses that are available in Brasil…especially with the dollar at an historic high. Make plans now (perhaps a special Christmas gift to yourself???) and join us in the warmth and hospitality of Brasil. Lots of riding, beautiful farms, lovely people….all combine to make this a marvelous trip. Click on the link above for Brasil in 2016 for all the information.

11th Classical Series Symposium report

It was another stellar event! Though we were concerned about our neighbors who have suffered terrible losses from the fires, we were, thankfully safe and sound. Here are a couple of images from the three days…all showing engaged riders, happy horses, and Dominique in fine form.

Make plans to join us in late February on the 19th, 20th, and 21st, as we hold our 12th Classical Series Symposium. They get better each time with greater depth and participation. Join us! Click the link here!

 

Still room in the 11th Classical Series Symposium for Auditors!

It’s going to be a tremendous event….lots of demonstrations, hands-on learning. And come see the new stallions! The harvest is nearly finished in the Valley, but there is lots to do and see, beginning with all the lectures and teaching from Dominique. This is a unique opportunity to greatly increase your depth of understanding of in-hand technique and how that works to improve all your riding objectives. Compassionate, sustainable, honorable and enlightened horsemanship. That’s our goal, our mantra, our raison d’être! Join us! Click on the links above to register….and then plan to join us in Portugal for Golegã. There are just a few spots left. Amities, Dominique and Debra

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Announcing the On The Road Classical Series Symposiums!

On the Road!

With demonstrations, lessons, and two multi-media lectures each day, this is the best opportunity to access knowledge, inspiration, and understanding of enlightened principles (locally) for training your horse. Join us to expand our vision for the world we create with our horses! The ON THE ROAD Series is designed to complement and provide the foundation for the ongoing CLASSICAL SERIES SYMPOSIUMS at Barbier Farms. So make plans to join us either here in California, or somewhere closer to home. You will come away inspired and informed, ready to partner with your horse on a much deeper level!

Topics for the FIRST ON THE ROAD SYMPOSIUMS include:

What is Enlightened French Classical Dressage…and what is it not?

Purity of the Gaits, development, preservation, and refinement

Toward a Deeper Understanding of Mental Communication

Work In Hand and Longeing, the Foundation for All

The Shoulder-In, First and Last Movement for Training and Refinement

Molecular Equitation, What is really happening when we choose consciousness and partnership?

Contact us for more information and click on the Clinic Schedule Tab for all the local contact information.

Congratulations to our friend and photographer, Keron Psillas!

Keron has just launched a funding initiative on Kickstarter and with just two days in has received enormous support. We are proud and happy for her success! Take a moment and visit her site, and please, share with friends. Though the work is unrelated to horses, it is filled with compassion, integrity, and an enlightened understanding of how we might dispel darkness.

http://www.lossandbeauty.com

another testimonial for Alchemy!

I’ve been meaning to post this lovely email that we received for Alchemy. Better late than never, right? (I’ve blocked Linda’s email address for her privacy.) We really appreciate the email, Linda!

From: Linda Nieuwenhuijzen <linda.nxxxxxxxxxx@gmail.com>
To: barbierfarm <barbierfarm@aol.com>
Sent: Thu, Oct 23, 2014 3:08 am
Subject: Book ‘The alchemy of lightness’
Dear Mestre Barbier,

I am a rider from Holland and I just want to send you a message to thank you for having written the book ‘The alchemy of lightness’!

 
In my development as a horsewoman it has given me  a lot of very inspirational information to ride my horse better.
The oneness is coming closer and closer now and I appreciate my horse more than ever!
 
Wonderful book which I will cherish for the rest of my life.
 
I saw on your website that you are planning a trip to Portugal in November.  I will be in Portugal too from 9 – 14 November.
First staying a few days in Beja (visiting breeders) and then go to Golega from 12 – 14 November. Maybe we will have a chance to meet each other for just 5 minutes? It would be a honor for me to meet you!

 

Kind regards
Linda