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Adult Horsemanship Clinics 2015

Horsemanship clinics are aimed for anyone interested to learn more about horses or wants to improve their horsemanship skills. 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?
*Do you have kids that participate in equine activities? Perhaps you would like to learn about and ride these wonderful animals while building confidence in a safe and fun environment.
*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?
*Does your horse have any of the following issues (or issues not listed) that you would like to improve?
*Hard to Catch, Pushy, Bolts, Spooky, Lacks Confidence, Doesn't Stand Tied, Bucks, Rears, Bites, Doesn't have Speed Control, Hard to Bridle, Hard to Saddle, Cinchy, Stiff, Unwilling, Grumpy, Tosses Head, Goes too Fast, Goes to Slow, Lazy, Ignores your Cues, Doesn't Lead Well, Doesn't Back up, Isn't Supple and Soft, Is Dull to Your aids, or more.
*Do you just want to have a better relationship with your horse?
*Do you wish to ride your horse without a bridle?
*Does your horse go where you want go, when you want him to go, at any speed that you want him to go, while he is soft, supple, happy and eager to please you the first time you ask?

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
May 30 & 31
August 22 & 23
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.

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.

This clinic is best suited for the novice horseman or woman, parents of horse crazy kids, those in need of a refresher course, or as a confidence booster.

$80 to participate one day.
$135 to participate both days.
**Bring your own lunch or swing into the town of Wellington to grab a bite.**
Play with Purpose, 1 Clinic

July 20 & 21
August 29th & 30th
September 10 & 11

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.

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.

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.

$80 to participate one day.
$135 to participate 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
September 26 & 27

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).

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.

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. .

$80 to participate one day.
$135 to participate both days.
**Bring your own lunch or swing into the town of Wellington to grab a bite.**

Please note:
*To reserve your spot for a clinic, please fill out this registration form: Clinic Registration (click to open in a new page)and send a non-refundable $25 with your registeration form to the address provided.
*All participants are required to fill out and sign the Release Form: Release form (click to open in a new page)
*Minimum of 3 people must be signed up for each clinic.
*Maximum of 5 people are allowed per clinic for the best possible instruction.
*Reserve your spot at least two weeks prior to the clinic you wish to attend.
*Clinic will be rescheduled if the weather prohibits safe riding.
*Spectators are welcome. $10 per person per day. Well behaved children 17 and under are free.
*Contact us to discuss bringing your own horse. No fee applies for haul-ins.