Leading Edge Learning Online

Online Courses

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Barefoot Trim

Includes start to finish of a trimmed foot including Horse Handling with trainer Dennis Cappel. The mapping system that will take the guesswork out of what to trim and what to leave. This system positions the foot for the best support of the internal structure of the feet and legs for comfort and performance. Recognizing and addressing distortion.
Instructors: Founder, Farrier, Trainer, Dennis Cappel Mike Walsh, certified ELPO farrier specializing in hoof mapping.
Desire hands on guidance? Trimming & Shoeing Classes held quarterly.

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Horsemanship Fundamentals

This is the core to basic horse handling and riding. This 3 part course includes: 1) Mindset for success - Dennis takes you through the developing of having and using a Clear Mental Picture. This is so you know what you want your horse to do so when it shows up, you know it. Without it you are just hoping things works out. 2) Essential Groundwork - Groundwork first performed with meaning from your eyesight will transfer over to the horse's back through feel. Establishing respect on the ground first will raise your horse's level of respect for you and will have them listening to your slightest direction. 3) Riding Skills - Communicate with your horse through feel with these basic skills you will use in any riding. Over 50 videos to glean from. Watch frequently as updated videos will be added.

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Trailer Loading

Load your horse easily and never get caught in a bind again. This step-by-step slideshow slows it down so you can achieve the timing that your horse needs to quietly load every time. This course includes the trailering slideshow and a one-time 20 minute coaching session with Dennis that can be conducted over a phone call or video call. In-person conversations are also available, but are purely reflective and will not involve any further training of the horse. If you choose this option, you will not bring your horse and trailer to the barn that day.

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Colt Starting – 90 Days

This real time exciting course will take you on the first interaction of handling, saddling and riding with 3 colts on their journey to be cutting horses. Videos will be posted weekly for 90 days of their progress along with Dennis instructions and comments about them. Two of the colts are by his stallion, "One Brilliant Desire" and the red roan is a granddaughter of Metallic Cat. Dennis has specializes in Colt Starting since the 80's and holds many Colt Starting competition titles. For him establishing a solid foundation early builds their confidence and allows them to perform to their highest potential. Journey started on Oct. 7th.

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Cappel Knowledge Pillars

Coming Soon

Videos and open book learning - coming this winter