Winter training classes start the week of 11 January 2021!

Updated: Jan 7

Our weekly Winter evening classes start the week of January 11th at three different stables in Nova Scotia.

These classes focus on learning and perfecting the fast archery shooting technique that works for shooting on the back of a cantering horse. This initial training is taught on the ground without horses. Classes are open both to completely new and more experienced Seawinds members, with each new session an opportunity to gain the foundations from the very beginning with leaning how to hold the bow with three arrows in the bow hand and load the arrow on the string without looking in the way that works on a bouncing horse. Existing Seawinds members attend the same classes while focusing on more advanced drills.

The goal is to develop an intuitive capacity to shoot arrows quickly and accurately while keeping focus entirely on the target. As we progress, we learn dozens of the dynamic drills and forms meant to develop faster and faster shooting while the archer is moving. We monitor our personal development with speed and accuracy records, and learn how to create our personal training plans for continued development.

Prior experience with archery or horses is not required for these classes. We start from the beginning with the aim to advance each participant along a path appropriately but progressively paced for their ability. A level of physical fitness is required as the classes are active and physically challenging. Safety and situational awareness is part of the training but students must understand there is inherent risk involved. Students must bring appropriate athletic footwear (like runners or hiking boots) and clothing layers for the temperatures. We cannot wear gloves while shooting. Masks are currently optional for sport events in NS involving less than 50 people. Limit of 20 students per class.

Mondays 6 pm – 8 pm at RBR Stables, 246 Old Post Road, Grand Pre, NS

Wednesdays 6 pm - 8 pm at Serenity Acres Family Ranch 7321 Hwy 1, Ardoise, NS.

Fridays 6 pm - 8 pm at Pine Meadows Equestrian Centre 14053 Hwy 1, Wilmot, NS.

The Winter session of 8 classes starts the week of January 11th 2021. Cost is $140 for the 2 hours/week or $25 per class. Admission is included for Level 1 Seawinds members. New students can start during any of the first three classes for a prorated admission. Please email or text Lance for details and the registration link (lance@wildmountain.ca, 902-670-0860).






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