Thursday, February 28, 2019

World-renowned horse trainer to hold Leesburg, Georgia clinic - Full Article

Michael Gascon recognized as No. 1 horse trainer, clinician in the world
By Tammy Fletcher

Feb 26, 2019

LEESBURG — The winter weather breaks and there is a hint of cool spring in the air. There is that smell that only horse lovers really know: fresh shavings in the barn and the fragrance of sweet hay that exudes from the beautiful creatures, creatures that are in many ways like people. They have distinct personalities, unique behaviors and habits.

Sometimes the horses behave mysteriously or mischievously or just badly.

Enter Michael Gascon, The Horse Guru. He has been called “a true Mississippi original” from Poplarville, Miss. On March 9-10 Gascon, The Horse Guru, will be in Leesburg.

Gascon is a fifth-generation horse whisperer. He has been riding “since before I can even remember.” He’s studied at The School of Equestrian Arts in Spain and traveled extensively to England, Germany, Denmark, Mexico, Canada, Mongolia and Australia, learning, competing and training horses. He says he wants to learn about other countries and their cultures as related to their horsemanship.

Gascon was one of 14 U.S. riders in a group of 44 worldwide riders to compete in the 2018 Mongol Derby...

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