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Adult Horsemanship Clinics 2015

Horsemanship clinics are aimed for anyone interested to learn more about horses. Whether you prefer English or Western riding, are novice or experienced, there's a clinic for you! Are you new to horses and want to learn the basics? Have you owned horses before and are looking to get back into the wonderful world of horses? Have you owned horses for years but have trouble with certain areas from respect, to ground work, to riding? Do you just want to have a better relationship with your horse? Below you will find a list of our clinics and who they are designed to help as well as the dates they will be held.

These clinics are designed to be flexible for the group of people participating. While the introductory clinic may be designed for the novice, it's also a great refresher to get back into horses if you've been away for a while or as a confidence booster. Feel free to contact us if you're unsure of which clinic would be best suited for you.

Spectators are welcome! There are bleechers onsite or bring your own chairs. The spectator fee is $10 per person per day. Well behaved children under 17 years of age are free!

We have several lesson horses available for use in clinics or haul in your own horse. Please contact us to discuss bringing your horse.


Introductory Horsemanship Clinic


April 4 & 5
May 2 & 3
September 5 & 6

9:00am to 11:30am
12:30pm to 3:00pm
This clinic is two days with a morning session and an afternoon session each day.
The morning session is an introduction to basic handling which includes catching, grooming, behavior, how horses communicate with one another (body language), and ground work. Ground work includes safe leading techniques, introduction to lunging at a walk, and learning how to gain control of the horse using the position of your body. Please note that the morning session is limited to 6 participants.

The afternoon session is an introduction to basic riding skills including, but not limited to, seat position, how to hold the reins for Western or English style, effective cues so the horse understands what we want, moving the horses hip, and navigating obstacles. Session ends with a fun trail ride around the property. Please note that the afternoon session is limited to 5 participants.

This clinic is best suited for the novice horseman or woman, those in need of a refresher course, or as a confidence booster. Options to do just the morning sessions or afternoon sessions are available.

$75 to participate in the morning session, includes both days.
$90 to participate in the afternoon session, includes both days.
$135 to participate in morning and afternoon sessions, includes both days.
**Bring your own lunch or swing into the town of Wellington to grab a bite.**
Play with Purpose, 1 Clinic

April 18 & 19
May 16 & 17
July 20 & 21
September 14 & 15

9:00am to 11:30am 12:30pm to 3:00pm
This clinic is two days with a morning session and an afternoon session each day.

The morning session is geared towards understanding equine behavior, respect and boundaries, leading techniques, lunging with purpose at a walk and trot, and navigating obstacles from a long lead. Please note that the morning session is limited to 6 participants.

The afternoon session is geared towards having a solid seat, circling exercises to create better balance for the rider, directing the horse using your seat to cue the horse and reinforcing with reins, timing, pivoting on the hindquarters, pivoting on the shoulders, and walk/trot through obstacles with ease. Please note that the afternoon session is limited to 5 participants.

This clinic is best suited for the novice to intermediate horseman or woman, those in need of a refresher course, those wanting to have a better relationship with their horse, or those needing better ground manners from their horse. Options to do just the morning sessions or afternoon sessions are available.

$75 to participate in the morning session, includes both days.
$90 to participate in the afternoon session, includes both days.
$135 to participate in morning and afternoon sessions, includes both days.
**Bring your own lunch or swing into the town of Wellington to grab a bite.**
Play with Purpose, 2 Clinic

July 25 & 26
August 22 & 23
September 19 & 20

9:00am to 11:30am
12:30pm to 3:00pm
This clinic is two days with a morning session and an afternoon session each day.

The morning session is finessing the ground work we covered in “Play with Purpose, 1”. Learn to advance your handling skills from the ground by leading the horse from a distance and navigating obstacles. Learn to lunge your horse while your horse is supple and light on the end of the line. Learn to use your body to communicate with your horse in preparation for playing at liberty. (Liberty is having no lead on the horse and being able to get your horse to go where he is directed). Please note that the morning session is limited to 6 participants.

The afternoon session is geared towards getting a soft and supple horse using bending exercises, having a strong and balanced seat at a walk and trot, using light hands for a soft mouth, navigating obstacles with ease, moving the horses head, neck, shoulders, hindquarters, each individually and around obstacles. Please note that the afternoon session is limited to 5 participants.

This clinic is best suited for the intermediate horseman or woman; those wishing to have a better relationship with their horse; and those needing more respect from their horse. Options to do just the morning sessions or afternoon sessions are available.

$75 to participate in the morning session, includes both days.
$90 to participate in the afternoon session, includes both days.
$135 to participate in morning and afternoon sessions, includes both days.
**Bring your own lunch or swing into the town of Wellington to grab a bite.**