Press Release
Contact Person: Dianne Little

FOSH Announces the 2015 IJA Annual Judges Training Seminar

Friends of Sound Horses announces the 2015 IJA Annual Judges Training Seminar. This seminar will be held March 28 and 29 at Liberty Hall Farms, Culpeper VA. The seminar takes a universal approach to education to explore Connections between the Visible and Invisible Horse and Gait

Clinician Debbie Davies will focus on the essential links and connections between the parts of the horse you can see and those that you cannot see. The clinic will consider the horse from the outside to the inside over the entire body, noting the connections that affect health and movement. Participants will learn what to look for in the correct function of the head, neck and hindquarters, and how to support correct function of the sacrum and poll. Gaited horses will be available providing ample opportunity with guidance to put “hands on gaited horses” and observe how structure and posture affect gait under saddle.

FOSH/IJA focuses on the whole horse – emotionally, mentally and physically. “Importance is placed on education regarding the humane care for the emotional, mental and physical well being, training and treatment of all gaited horses.” As knowledge of the horse expands, the education of judges and owners and trainers must expand to include the new knowledge.

The Annual IJA Training Seminar welcomes everyone with a desire to expand their knowledge and understanding of the horse.

For further information, contact Dianne Little at

Since 1998, FOSH is the only national organization dedicated to the promotion of the sound gaited horse emotionally, mentally and physically; fair competition; and humane training and education regardless of breed or discipline.