Each horse and rider has a different skill set. Some are very experienced riders; some are new to horses. Some are starting a colt where others want to develop their skills with an experienced horse. We more than welcome potential riders that have no experience with horses at all. This clinic is perfect for all horses and riders, of all disciplines and all ages and all experience levels from beginner to instructor.
Launch into our unique style of horsemanship. We learn how horses communicate, think and how their bodies work - eliminating the myths and mysteries. We start off with exercises in the arena designed to build your leadership and communication skills with your horse and make you a solid team. Then we take those essentials and have fun with the obstacles and on the trail.
In this unique clinic we make use of the following:
There is no requirement to ride your your horse in this clinic - it's perfect for groundwork, colt starting, etc.
Our innovative trail obstacle collection includes a suspension bridge, rain, lightning, thunder, waterfall with a water crossing and much much more. We work together to develop a trusted relationship between you and your horse, so your horse will want to try anything with you.
If you've been in our clinics before, this is a combination of the Trail 1 and Obstacle 1 courses (which were nearly identical), with some liberty and groundwork that helps build a connection in the riding. If you haven't had your horse in one of our clinics before, this is the place to start.
Rather than having every horse and rider perform the same exercise at the same time, we work with you and your horse individually, focusing on what you and your horse need in the moment. Every rider is guaranteed one-on-one time with Scott.
This clinic is a prerequiste for the Trail Riding and Obstacle Course clinics. We've updated some clinic names for 2020: The Trail Obstacle Horsemanship clinic replaces last year's Trail 1 / Obstacle 1 Clinic. This clinic is also the best place to start - even if you've attended clinics here before - if you have a new horse, starting or restarting a horse.
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