Northwest NEWS

September 28, 1998

Valley Special

Horsewhispering workshops set

   Horse whisperer Frank Bell will be holding workshops for horses and riders at Starbird Creek Stables in Mt. Vernon on Oct. 9, 10 and 11 from noon-4 p.m.
   Bell's clinics teach a "7-step step safety system" and help with bonding and confidence building.
   This workshop will deal with shying, pull-back, trailer loading, standing, backing, bonding, premounting, nervousness, hard mouth, desensitization and more.
   Each workshop can handle 18 riders with manageable horses at $300 each. Spectators at $20 per day. Unmanageable horses can be worked with in private sessions.
   In July, demonstrations and workshops were held in Monroe and Duvall to benefit the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association.
   Starbird Stables is located at 2315 Bulson Rd.
   For information call 425-788-1154 or 788-9603 or on the internet at