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classes are confirmed 3 weeks prior to the course start date

an e-mail will be sent to all registrants of the class.

If you have not received your confirmation e-mail, please check your spam folder.  If the course is posted on the web site within 3 weeks of the course start date, the course will be moving forward.

Payment in full must be received with the application form for both the 7 day course and the VR course.
The deposit payment of $250 must be received with the application form for the 6 week program

Once your registration has been received along with the correct payment, you will then receive the log in information for the homework. This may take up to 24 hours as each application is processed by Sidonia personally.

The application form can either be submitted online, or printed and e-mailed or sent in the mail. Please choose an option below:

ONLINE Application

PRINT & MAIL Application Form


If a facility requires a waiver, all participants must also sign their waiver

Sorry, we live in a world where we need to have waivers…

Everyone must fill out the Release and Waiver of Liability form below

If you do not have a printer, no problem!  These forms will be available at the course for all students.

You may not fill it out the form on the computer – ink only is accepted

Do not fill out the form below if you are over 18 as Sidonia must act as witness.

If you fill out this form, you will only have to redo it at the course.

The form is only here for you to read and understand that it is required to be filled out at the course.

The form will be provided at the course.

Only for students who are under 18

Both this form below and the Release of Waiver and Liability form (above) must be completed by parent/guardian and brought to the course. 

Payment methods:

4 ways to pay for the class:

1) e-transfer: [email protected]

2) PayPal: [email protected]

3) Credit card: Visa and MasterCard
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4) Cheques, Money orders made payable to: Sidonia McIntyre

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Preparing for your upcoming course

Once your registration is complete, you will be sent an e-mail with the access code for the homework log in.

If the e-mail is returned as “undeliverable”, you will receive a text or phone call.

All classes:

Please be sure to write down the date of the course. The correct dates are located on the course date page.

My course date is: ________________________________________________

Please be at the facility on the first day of class, no later than 7:45am, so class can begin promptly at 8am. There are some locations that have a high traffic volume, so please leave early! Please do a ‘drive by’ of the facility the day before the class if possible.

Classes are from 8-5pm daily. The last day of class will be concluded by noon at the latest

It is to be presumed by all registrants that the course is moving forward. If a class is to be cancelled, you will receive notification via e-mail.

A receipt will be issued on the last day of class along with the GST/HST #

Pack: a lunch, sunscreen, hat, cushion or towel for sitting upon – some people like to bring collapsible chairs. I provide plastic stools if there are no chairs provided by the facility, and they can get quite uncomfortable. Please also pack gloves in case of cold weather- the dollar store thin gloves are perfect for massaging in cold weather- thick or leather gloves are not acceptable for massage – extra clothing to be prepared for inclement weather.

Bug spray for yourself (and your horse if you are bringing your horse).

Although certainly not mandatory, it is always best to have your tetanus shot up to date as we do work in the barn – rusty nails and nips!

Although not mandatory, steel toed shoes/boots are highly recommended.

Everyone helps out with daily clean up of both the classroom and stalls/paddocks area. Many hands make light work! In all my years of teaching, I have always found each group to be ready and willing to lend a hand! The facilities where the classes are taught are real, working farms – chores are a part of working with horses!

I do not allow video taping of the course or pictures of maneuvers, but you may bring your camera on the last day for group photos.

There is absolutely no smoking during class – this includes vaping. You may smoke only in designated smoking areas – usually no less than 30 meters from the barn. In dry areas, smoking may only be permitted in your own vehicle. Proper disposal of butts is mandatory – no littering is permitted. Please carry gum or mouthwash as we do work in fairly close proximity to each other.

If you chew, spitting is not acceptable. A spit cup is also unacceptable. There is absolutely no spitting in stalls as nicotine is toxic to horses and nobody spits on the floors of the barn.

My cell #, to be used in case of emergency only -this means that you cannot find the facility on the first day of class or an emergency has arisen during the class – is 1-519-562-9992 . Please put this number into your cell phone contacts. I do not answer this phone while I am teaching. Any questions should be directed to either my e-mail (through the ‘contact’ section of the web site- this is best as the internet never sleeps and I can return e-mails at any time of day or night), or you may text my cell phone.

Hotel/Motel/Lodging is the responsibility of each student. is an excellent source for accommodations – this is what I personally use. There are pictures of accommodations, along with the general area of the place. Once a person has booked the spot, then the address is provided. is another resources for accommodations. If you google “short term accommodations (and the city name)”, then you will have multiple sites to choose from for your accommodation needs. Please be safe and take extra precautions when booking: Let someone know where you will be staying – full address and contact information of your host, take a picture of the house when you arrive and text it to a family member or friend. Try to find accommodations that will be reasonably quiet. Indicate that you are there to work (as some people do not take students) for the week and require a peaceful and quiet environment – you will need one!

If a course location page lists contact information of the facility, then you may contact that facility to inquire if you may bring your horse. If no contact information is provided, or the facility has already indicated that it is a ‘closed herd’, then you may not bring your horse to the course.

Any arrangements to bring a horse to a course is between the registrant and the facility.

No one ever needs to bring a horse to the course as all facilities provide horses for the course.

If you have made arrangements to bring your horse to the facility, then you must bring sufficient hay for your animal to help avoid a change in feed colic. You will be sharing your horse with the rest of the group as we work in pairs during the course. You will be working on your horse for the final exam. Your animal may or may not be used every day as this is would both annoy and fatigue the animal – so be prepared to work with other horses.

Please exercise care and caution when on facility property as there are dogs, cats, horses and people. Please obey the speed limit – if one is not posted, the accepted limit is 20km/hr.

E-mail is the best way to reach me. I check my e-mails no less than twice daily (unless I am traveling). You may send an e-mail by clicking on the ‘contact’ button of the web site, or e-mail directly to: [email protected] E-mails are returned within 24-48 hours. If you have not received a reply, please check your spam folder.

You may also text me at: 519-562-9992

Adding [email protected] to your list of contacts will help ensure that e-mails come to the inbox.

Please do not leave a message on my cell phone as service can be very poor in some areas – texting to my cell is a much better form of communication; however, e-mail is always best.

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