Obstacle Odyssey

Fun in those wintery months!

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Obstacle Series
Obstacle Series

This clinic is similar to the Trail Obstacle, but runs indoors in the wintery months when the trails are likely not available. For all horses and riders, all disciplines, all ages and all experience levels, in this clinic we take relational horsemanship to practical purpose on many different obstacles, games and challenges. 

Learn the most effective and common sense approach to helping horses overcome their anxieties and build confidence in themselves and in you.  We do not force horses through obstacles, but instead, learn to meet their needs in such a way that they feel trust in following you: trying unknown things simply because of your leadership.

If you're competing in cowboy challenge events, work through any issues or problems, desire a great connection with your horse, develop your horse's confidence and curiosity, this clinic is a must.

In this unique clinic we make use of the following:

  • Groundwork and Liberty - creating a productive leadership relationship with your horse.  Having your horse follow your energy, focus and presentation.
  • Obstacle Course - adding the important element of trust by working through a variety of obstacles and games designed to get you and your horse thinking together as a team.
  • Practical - Working through realisitic pressures and scenarios.

There is no requirement to ride your your horse in this clinic - it's perfect for groundwork, working with colts, etc.

If you haven't had your horse in one of our clinics before, this is a great place to start.

Clinic Focal Points

  • Build a trusted leadership connection with your horse
  • Learning how to develop a true relationship with a horse - this is, after all, relational horsemanship!
  • Teaching your horse to follow you under pressure (follow your focus instead of freeze/flee/fight)
  • Learning how horses think and react so we can communicate with them in a way they naturally understand
  • Building courage and pride in both you and your horse as you attempt and succeed at things you might not have realized possible
  • Learning how to consistently create success for your horse and yourself

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.


There is no prerequiste for this clinic.

If you fall into one of the following categories, we recommend that you take the Progressive Horsemanship Course prior to this clinic. This way we can work in a 1-on-1 to support your individual requirements:

  • Have never ridden before, but want to
  • Have a horse that you're really struggling with
  • Getting back into horses after an extended absence
  • Want to work on confidence building after a mishap
  • Have a new horse that you want to dig into individual specifics

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