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Press Release Date:  March 18, 2005
Contact:  Cindy Rullman, 859-259-4209,

          LEXINGTON, KY (March 18, 2005) “How do you do magic with horses?”  Chris Irwin replied, “I don’t do magic with horses, horses have done magic with me.”

           Chris Irwin has earned a fine reputation around the world as a popular author and horse trainer who can get inside a horse’s head.  He will be conducting Natural Horsemanship Consultations July 2-3 in the Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center at the Kentucky Horse Park.

          “Horses don’t lie,” noted Irwin, “They don’t separate how they feel from how they act.  Whether they’re feeling scared, confused, submissive, bold, or just relaxed and confident – and believe it, horses feel all theses emotions and more – they tell you exactly where they’re at and what they want from you and mean it down to the bone every single time.”

           John Nicholson, Executive Director of the Kentucky Horse Park observed, “We’re always pleased when trainers of the caliber of Chris Irwin can be here at the park, because we know that horses are going to benefit.  Chris is known as a trainer who can turn around last-chance horses, and we applaud his efforts on their behalf.  It’s a perfect fit for him to be working with the Secretariat Center because they are assisting last-chance Thoroughbreds.”

          Irwin’s philosophy of horse training strongly encourages the horse owner to be strong and compassionate, transparent, calm, focused, consistent and assured.

          Irwin concluded, “If you’re serious – I mean serious – about training your horse, you’d best realize that this can be powerful, life changing stuff.  It takes a lot of time and it takes humility and courage to change the way you think.  But it gets results, magical results, for both the horse and rider.”

          The Natural Horsemanship Consultations will take place in very small groups, so the number of participants will be limited.  Interested horse owners should make arrangements immediately to take advantage of this opportunity. For more information on Chris Irwin, visit his Web site at  For information Natural Horsemanship Consultations at the Kentucky Horse Park, contact Fred Winters at 859-246-3080.


          The Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm/theme park and equine competition facility dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse.  The park is an agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet that hosted 913,000 visitors and 80 special events and horse shows in 2003.  The park is located at Exit 120, Interstate 75, just north of Lexington.  The place to get close to horses, the park is open daily March 15 to October 31, and Wednesday through Sunday, November 1 to March 14.



Last updated: Friday, March 18, 2005