2019 HorseMindShip™ Events

For more detailed information, see Classes and Other Educational Events

The following 2019 Educational Events of Adult Day Classes,  Riding Classes, Seminars/Demonstrations and other Horsemanship Events are presented by Horseman RJ Sadowski, Jr., CHA Certified and Licensed Riding Instructor, Mustang Specialist Peace Haven HorseMindShip™

RJ is your source for building the best possible relationship with any horse


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Saturday, May 4, 2019  ~  1:00-5:00

Come one – come all – bring a friend

Peace Haven Horsemanship and Riding School

71 Pleasant Street ~  Plainfield, MA

We are your source for success!   We help humans and horses build good relationships.  If your horse exhibits undesirable behaviors, and you would like help determining the root cause of the behavior and how to make positive changes, bring him/her to the Demo.  You will also learn by watching RJ help other horses and their humans.

Learn more Today than Yesterday for a different Tomorrow!

Contact information below to register to bring a horse

Call RJ at 413-335-7151/413-634-8800 or email Paula at  peacehavenhorsemindship@hotmail.com for details and to register


Saturday, August 24  1:00-5:00


 (18 years or older)

Creating Powerful Horse and Rider Partnerships

See Workshop Series and Other Educational Events for Dates and Times

Join one class or several

Call for more information or to register:  413-634-8800 or 413-335-7151

Participate with your horse or one of our herd 

Beginners Welcome

We offer a variety of Fun Educational Events/Activities  Children and Adults


It’s Time to  ~~  RAISE THE BAR ~~  Ground to Saddle

Inquire About Our Powerful Educational Program of  Workshop Classes and Private Sessions 

Call now for information and to register for 2019   

413-634-8800 or 413-335-7151

Adult Workshop Classes are a Series of and Commitment to six Classes with the same students in each Series that meet once a month May-October 10:00-5:00, and a minimum of one Private Session per month.    Teen Classes (13-19)  1:00-4:00.  Classes are held rain or shine.  If it is necessary for Peace Haven to cancel a Class due to severe weather conditions, each student will be notified and a rain date will be held.    Students must be 18 or older to join any Class unless otherwise specified.




and include Horsemanship on the Ground and Riding Techniques in the Saddle, Fun Obstacle Course, Ground Driving, Trail Rides, Pot Luck Lunch, Fellowship with Like-Minded Horse People and More.   Classes are small with a maximum of six students in each Series.  Each student receives individual attention as well as the opportunity to learn by watching others in their Class.   Our students support and encourage each other.  You may bring your horse or spend the day with one of our lovely herd.     Learn GOOD Horsemanship, Effective Ground and Riding Skills and Get Ready to SUPERCHARGE Your Riding and Your Horse’s PERFORMANCE!  The BEST way to advance your Horsemanship and Riding.

  • Operate the five body parts with suppleness:  head/neck, poll, shoulders, ribs, hindquarters
  • Power steering and follow line of sight
  • Speed control and maintain gait:  if your horse won’t stand still for mounting or walks off before you ask him to, he is changing gait
  • Lightness on the outside and softness on the inside
  • Maneuvers:  rollbacks, side pass, leg yield, turns on hindquarters, front end, super stop and back
  • Collection, head position and straightness
  • Proper use of bits, effective use of reins
  • Ground Driving:  teaches the horse and the human communication through reins which transfers to riding

Ground to Saddle

Was your horse properly started? Is your horse holding you hostage? Does your horse behave in ways that you do not understand (bite, kick, buck, rear, strike, move while mounting/change gaits, walk off before you ask, bolt, difficult to steer, turn his butt to you, need to be tied for saddling, etc.)? Verify when your horse is ready to ride. Prepare your horse to pass a Pre-Ride Checklist for a fun riding experience Learn how to use Training Techniques while respecting the Spiritual Nature of the horse Learn how to replace unwanted behaviors with good behaviors.    Learn Horse Behavior, Horse Psychology, Training/Teaching, Riding Techniques, Relationship Building to teach your horse to be a willing partner on the trail or in the ring.



10:00                 Student arrival

10:00-10:30      Horses assigned/curriculum disclosed

10:30-1:00        Ground exercises/Ride

1:00-2:30          Lunch (BYO) and Seminar (questions/discussion)

2:30-4:00          Ride (warm horses, mounted exercises, patterns,

                    games, trails, obstacles, etc.)

4:00-5:00         Optional (free time – RJ available for:   riding, ground

exercises, individual assistance).   Students may leave at 4:00 if they wish)

  • Green Series:   See Workshop Series and Other Educational Events for Dates and Time
  • Powerful Private Sessions at Your Farm or Ours (Children and Adults)

Call NOW to inquire about joining a Class Series in 2019


 email peacehavenhorsemindship@hotmail.com

If you choose to email, please include your phone number


Whether you’d like to learn the basics or bring your Horsemanship and Riding to a whole new level, we have a Program for you.  RJ is your source for building the best possible relationship with any horse.

Have you always wanted to learn Good Horsemanship and Effective Riding Skills without force, but just never got around to it?

Were you involved with horses as a child or young adult, but stopped to raise a family, pursue a career or for some other reason?

Do you have a desire to spend time with/understand horses, but  fear and anxiety have held you back?

Would you enjoy being involved with horses, like to learn how to be with them, but don’t have a horse?  (no problem – we have a lovely herd just waiting to meet you)

Do you want your child to learn Good Horsemanship and Riding Skills without force and to be as safe as possible?

Have you participated in Workshops or Clinics with so many students that you were barely noticed and did not receive the instruction you hoped to and paid for?

You are not alone  ~  our Program with no more than six students in a Class, combined with Private Sessions, will help you achieve your goals, re-connect you with what you enjoyed in the past.   Our sensitive, understanding teachers will help you overcome any hesitation due to anxiety.  There is no time like now to make your dreams come true!

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CLINICS take place in an arena.  This is the type of event where you come with your horse to be “diagnosed” or “assessed” so that you can “treat” issues that may exist with you or your horse.  Clinics can be “Ground Training”, “Focused Riding”, “Bridleless Riding”, “Camping With Your  Horse” or “Trail Obstacle”, as well as other themes.  You can expect to have the “root cause” of your issues discovered and a solution taught to you.  There will be a lot of new information presented and practiced so you may begin to understand and learn the concepts.

WORKSHOPS take place in an arena, obstacle course, trail.  A workshop is an event where you would come with your horse (or learn with ours) to practice and perfect skills in riding, training and horsemanship.  You will leave with a high degree of mastery of specific skills.

RJ Sadowski is a CHA certified, MA Licensed, insured instructor and Mustang Specialist.  He is a valuable Natural Horsemanship resource. Peace Haven HorseMindShip® is Natural Horsemanship brought to new levels teaching the human to develop a safe as possible and healthy relationship with their horse without using force.  RJ says “Let’s get the humans and the horses’ minds together and learn to “be with” each other!”.  HorseMindShip is “being with” your horse, doing “for” and “with” and not “to” your horse.  The results are truly amazing!

RJ teaches private and group lessons, seminars, demonstrations, clinics and workshops on subjects such as Horse Psychology, Horse Behavior Indicators and Strategies, Colt Starting, Extreme Behavior Solutions, Bridleless Riding.

For More Information, go to Classes and Other Educational Events 

Call Paula at 413-634-8800 or email  peacehavenhorsemindship@hotmail.com



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