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[RC] Self Defense for Trail Riders Clinics (Oct. 4th & 5th) - D'Arcy Demianoff-Thompson

The TROTSAR Mounted Search & Rescue Team is proud to host  Self Defense
for Trail Riders  clinics taught by Scot Hansen. Scot is a nationally
known equine practitioner and has developed the clinic for trail riders
who wanted to know how they could use their horse to defend against a
human predator on the trail. The clinic fee is $100; auditors are $25.
Clinics will be held on October 4th and 5th with 2 sessions available
each day in Bryans Road, Maryland. The clinic flyer, application form
and required waivers can be obtained online at the TROTSAR Mounted Team
website at <www.trotsar.org>. Each clinic is limited to only 10 riders,
with early registration recommend to secure the clinic of your choice.

It is a well-known fact that crime against persons have skyrocketed in
local, state and federal parks throughout the country. Horseback riders
need to be aware of the criminal element that prowls our bridle paths
and riding trails. Each clinic is a three-hour session that teaches
riders how to recognize predator behavior, how to avoid an attack, how
to stay safely in the saddle if you are approached or assaulted, and how
to teach your horse how to help you escape safely. The clinic is an
amazing experience and a great way to learn some of the same techniques
that mounted police officers use for crowd control. Scot [himself]
presents the techniques in a non-threatening way that helps both people
and horses learn progressivel