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Internationally-known equine behaviorist and trainer to present program in Lake Placid, NY
Snowslip Farm to host “Understanding Horse Mind and Body” with Kathryn Kincannon-Irwin
They say mastery requires 10 years or 10,000 hours of practice. With passion and intense focus, Kathryn Kincannon-
Irwin has devoted the last ten years of her life to perfecting the art of equine body language. Horses all speak the same
language. But like people, they are very much individuals with a will and a mind of their own. Developing fluency in the
silent, beautiful dance of horse body language has shown Kathryn much about what horses need from people in order to
dissolve their innate anxieties and fears, and, in turn, what people need from each other.
But before there were horses, there were hotels. For nine years, Kathryn dedicated herself to providing inspiring
vacation experiences at the Lake Placid Lodge, perfecting the art of soothing the soul. But a change of heart changed her
focus. In 2002, Kathryn moved to Canada and married “Canada’s Horse Whisperer,” Chris Irwin, a best-selling author
and international clinician, and found herself exploring a new side of herself and of life. She has since come to learn that
horses and hotels have much in common – they each offer a panacea to the stresses of a dog-eat-dog world. The Irwin’s
100-acre wilderness retreat in Alberta, Riversong Ranch, is dedicated to both the well-being of horses and humans,
where they offer workshops, seminars and clinics.
As an equine behaviorist and trainer, Kathryn works with and helps horses and riders of all breeds and disciplines in
Canada, the U.S., Holland, Belgium, Ireland and Bermuda. She shares her insights in her Equiana workshops for women
(www.equiana.com) and in horsemanship clinics worldwide, as well as in corporate leadership and personal coaching
programs, horse industry expos and as a horse industry columnist.
“Horses are a wonderful medium to understanding ourselves,” says Kathryn. “They are prey animals, which means
their awareness skills are second to none. Horses give us powerful feedback on how our approach in life is working – or
not, and give us a tremendous opportunity to find balance.”
Kathryn is returning to Lake Placid to share her insights and skills with an Equine Demonstration at Snowslip Farm,
Lake Placid, Friday, September 7th at 6 pm. Best of all, you don’t need to be a horse lover or owner to enjoy it! The
dance of communication body-to-body is fascinating as the audience sees and understands what horses are saying to
people, and vice versa. It is an inspiring conversation, establishing a connection that both can appreciate and trust.
Kathryn’s Equine Demonstration will be followed by an on-farm reception by Generations Restaurant to kick off Golden
Arrow Lakeside Hotel’s Farm Tour Weekend (www.golden-arrow.com). Tickets for the Equine Demonstration are $15
per person. Tickets for the Equine Demonstration and Farm Reception together are $50 per person.
From September 4th thru 9th, Kathryn will be available for private workshops and instruction at Snowslip Farm.
Reservations are suggested for all events. Visit www.snowslipfarm.com for details and ticket information.
Snowslip Farm offers horseback riding with certified riding instructors on 125 acres of beautiful Adirondack field and
woodland trails, offering views of Whiteface Mountain, the High Peaks, Sentinel Mountains, Olympic Ski Jumps and
Olympic Venues. We are excited to offer this program to help celebrate our farm’s recent re-opening after the
devastating floods during Hurricane Irene.