An Introduction to Horseback Archery

A one-day workshop of learning the bow and arrow shooting technique that works on the back of a cantering horse!

Instruction by Lance Bishop,

Canada's leading horsearcher in WFEA Kassai style competitions, 2019-2021

 
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This Winter/Spring Seawinds is offering a 1-day workshop designed especially for complete beginners.  No prior archery or riding experience is required. 
We have scheduled these events to happen a couple of times each month at the Seawinds primary training location, 8 Old Baxter's Mill Rd, Canning NS (near Baxter's Harbour).


Dates for the 1-day Intro Workshops are as follows:
Sunday 12 December 2021,
Sunday 9 January 2022, Sunday 23 January 2022,
Sunday 13 February 2022, Sunday 27 February 2022
Sunday 13 March 2022, Sunday 27 March 2022
Sunday 10 April 2022, Sunday 24 April 2022

This beginner workshop teaches the basic form for mounted archery which is unique among traditional archery styles.  The horseback archer must have a method that allows fast loading and shooting while keeping their eyes only on the target, and shoot arrow after arrow with balance and in the rhythm of the horse's canter.   We start this journey not on the horse, but on our feet until we are proficient with the bow to be safe on the horse.  The days curriculum gives a background context of historical aspects and the development of the modern day martial art and competition sport of horseback archery.  We will start to learn the unique and proven training drills meant to emulate  shooting from a cantering horse.  The last part of the day we will introduce you to our Seawinds horse heard and we will then embark on a trail ride.  This trail ride is dependent on weather and ground conditions being safe for both horse and rider.    

This workshop is limited to 6 participants at this time to allow individual attention paced for every newcomer.  Age is not limited but an ability to stay focused through an active day of training is required
(recommended minimum age is 9). 
Please pack your own lunch! 

The training space is inside in our  Horsearchery Archery Dojo but dress warm and in flexible, shed-able layers.  Please bring running shoes and non-bulky boots with heels for the riding. 
All archery equipment is provided for the workshop. 
Bows and arrows will be available for purchase if you feel inspired to continue. 


Cost is $132.25 total, due at registration by e-transfer sent to lance@wildmountain.ca
If the workshop is postponed due to weather or otherwise, registrants will be rescheduled or will receive a full refund. 
Please email or text any questions to Lance: 902-670-0860, lance@wildmountain.ca     


Register HERE for an Intro Workshop date by following this link!