The Question and Answer Section

 

I have more Questions!

That's great. We have more answers! If you have any questions regarding anything about the clinic, location, facilities or the instructors, please don't hesitate to contact us.  We'll get back to you within 24 hours or less.

This sounds great! How do I let everyone know about it?

That's easy. You can post a link to this page (https://www.amazinghorsecountry.com/pages/clinics1) on your Facebook page or email it to people you think might be interested.

How do I Register?

Simply sign up for an Amazing Horse Country account, then when you're signed in, visit the schedule page and click on 'sign me up!'.  That's it!

Clinic Start Times

Courses generally begin at 8:45AM SHARP.  You might consider arriving the night before.  We start off the first day with a classroom portion so you won't need your horse initially.

Is there a prerequisite for attending?

Not at all.  We welcome everyone from experienced riders with experienced horses, to people with colts, to people that have never worked with a horse before.  The only prerequisite is that you're open to learning something new and having a good time doing it.

Is this Family Friendly?

We encourage families to attend.  This is also a great opportunity for a family getaway weekend!

Is this Western or English?

Both and neither! All disciplines and breeds are welcome.

Is there a standard I am expected to meet at the end?

No. The goal is to learn and to take away some new tools to put in your horsemanship toolbox.  Your standard is one that you set yourself.  You might find that you'll be exploring areas of learning with your horse that you may not have realized existed.  

Is there anything I need to do to prepare or practice beforehand?

Nope.  Put gas in truck, put horse in trailer, and head on up.

I have no plans to compete in a Cowboy Challenge or other Trail Class event.  What value is this to me?

Skills such as communicating with your horse, developing a soft feel and showing your horse how to release, balance and use his body effectively apply to all disciplines, all events, and all riding scenarios.  This is about improving and developing your horsemanship.  Not only is the obstacle course a great way to put what you have learned to the test (and have fun!), it's a perfect way to expose areas that you and your horse need to develop.

Uh...I don't have a horse!

Not a problem!  Opportunities are available to partner up with one of the ranch horses.  If you've never worked with a horse before this is a perfect place to get started.  Training and one-on-one lessons are also available outside these clinics with the individual instructors.

What about the facility?

The Amazing Horse Country Ranch is located west of Innisfail, Alberta on Highway 54.

We'll send maps and driving directions out in your registration packages. Spruce View is the nearest town and boasts a gas bar, grocery store, ag center, restaurant, motel, pub, post office and liquor store.

If you are staying overnight:

  • Free camping is available.  There are no hookups available.
  • If you're not camping, check out the Spruce View motel, only minutes away.
  • You'll have a 25x35 paddock for your horse free of charge.  Water is available. Bring your own hay and bucket and please clean up after your horse.

You are responsible for your own meals, beverages and snacks.