INTRO TO HORSEBACK ARCHERY CLINICS & WORKSHOPS
Seawinds coach Lance Bishop offers introductory and intermediate level clinics through the Maritime provinces.
Intro clinics usually happen at existing stables where riders have developed interest in getting started with horsearchery.
The first clinic allows a broad introduction to the sport, covering the foundations of the archery form that works for horsearchery (starting on the ground), preparation of attending horses to be brave to the archery and be ridden without rein tension on a short arena-bound track, and then finishing with a chance to see how far we can safely advance our horses in a weekend.
Most experienced riders with calm, well-trained horses get as far as shooting arrows from their horses within a couple days,some at walk or trot only, and some even at a canter. The goal is to give participants the knowledge they need to continue their journey safely and effectively.
Successive clinics evaluate and refine the students' shooting techniques, present more advanced training drills, and prepare students for their first competition.