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
 

 

Classical Series Symposium…our 9th! Full report:

We had the pleasure to host our 9th Symposium over the weekend of October 10-12. We had a  lovely turnout with lots of new auditors and a few new horse and rider combinations. We were pleased to welcome a group of our regulars as well and most pleased to note their progress!

Topics for the lectures included working with the sensitive horse, refining lateral movement, channeling energy into rhythm, and from Dominique’s Alchemy, greater discovery of Be, not do. We had great participation and insightful questions from auditors…and this is always the best part! Well, perhaps after the champagne reception and dinner it is the best part. We had great French Orgue d’Barbary music and some Gypsy guitars and singers to entertain us!

For our next symposium, our 10th!, we’re inviting registered participants to email their questions and we’ll devote an entire lecture period to exploring their topics and answering the questions.

Enjoy the gallery below and make plans to be part of our next event. We’ve secured great rates at the Dry Creek Inn in Healdsburg. But the rooms won’t last long. The winter symposium is always heavily attended! The dates: February 20-22, 2015. See you soon! Click on the tab above to sign up.

Symposium begins tomorrow!

We are excited to be gearing up for the Symposium that begins tomorrow. People have gathered from all over….some brought their horses for lessons, others brought enthusiasm and an eagerness to learn. It’s going to be great! Stay tuned next week for a wrap-up with pictures and more news.

Until then, have a look at the video that was created a few years ago. It’s an oldie, but a goodie. Then mark your calendars to join us next February for our TENTH CLASSICAL SERIES SYMPOSIUM!!!  February 20 ~ 22.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNlLG3JFFUo

Amities,

Dominique and Debra