Clinics

Clinic Group Our Clinics are designed to help horses and their riders of all ages build confidence and trust as well as respect. We believe that if the rider does not have control on the ground, then he or she will not have any control on the horse’s back either. Keeping that in mind we have incorporated ground work as well as under saddle work into all of our clinics, regardless if they are a couple of hours or several days long. We use several obstacles to improve communication between horse and rider. The obstacles are set up in our riding ring which we consider a safe controlled working environment without distractions. Once Horse and rider have gained confidence in a controlled environment the uncontrolled environments, such as trails or horse shows with lots of distractions, will become easier to maneuver.

Below is a list of some of our obstacles.

The Tarp - Step Up - Cones - Tires - Cavalletti - The Teeter-Totter - Barrels
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The Tarp

Tapr Obstable The tarp simulates a water crossing. If the horses get used to crossing unusual scary objects in the ring then it becomes easier on the trail or in a jumping course. Most horses refuse to cross water out of fear and by teaching them that they can trust in their rider the horse will become less fearful.
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Step-Up Box

Step Up This obstacle will improve the horse’s confidence as well as balance. The box has been proven to be one of the most challenging obstacles due to its small size. The goal is for all of the horse’s feet to be on the box eventually.
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Cones

Cone Obstable We use the cones as a tool to help the rider focus on something while they are teaching their horse to give to the bit. A horse learns how to turn fluently and be soft on the bit by turning. A course or pattern of cones helps make this repetitive exercise more fun for the rider.
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Tires

The tire obstacle helps the horse become more sure-footed. They learn how to place their feet and watch where they are going. It also helps them gain confidence in their rider since the tires can be scary to most horses when they first see them.Tire Training
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Cavalletti

Cavaletti Cavalletti help the horse learn how to pick up their feet and teach the horse to watch where they place their feet. We also use them in advanced riding as well as training Jumpers and Dressage horses to help the horses become more fluent.
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Teeter-Totter

Teeter-Totter This obstacle is a great confidence builder for both horse and rider. I helps the horse get used to bridges which may be encountered on a trail ride. Since it moves it also strengthens the trust of the horse in the rider.
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Barrels

Barrels We use the barrels to teach the horse to be confident to jump over unusual objects. Beginners let their horses jump with them standing on the ground only, but advanced riders jump under saddle as well.
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You can come and join the fun at one of our clinics which range from clinics which are one day long to clinics which are a week long. They will improve the relationship between you and your horse and open your eyes to a whole new world of horsemanship.

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