Western Horsemanship
Horsemanship Clinic


Are you interested in learning how to train your horse in the Western Discipline?

Are you looking to further your Western Horsemanship skills?

Dates: January 5 – 9, 2011 February 16 – 20, 2011

$800 plus tax and gratuity


Western Horsemanship & Training Clinic Schedule

Wednesday – Welcome!
4:00 PM – Check-in

5:00 PM – Saloon opens, meet your wranglers & your fellow “students”

6:30 PM – Enjoy a home-cooked dinner

Thursday –  Train your Horse to Western Horsemanship
7:30 AM – Breakfast

8:30 AM – Meet your horse & get ready to begin!

9:00 AMGround Behavior: Train your horse to respect you, starting on the ground (leading, behavior at the rail, etc...)

The Basics of Western Horsemanship
(Neck reining, leg pressure, etc...)

Walk, Trot, Lope:Western -vs- English

Neck Reining -vs- Bit Control: Train your horse to neck rein

1:00 PM – Lunch

2:00 PMLeg Pressure: Train your horse to move away from pressure

Pole Bending / Barrel Racing: Apply the training to riding!

3:30 PM – Unsaddle and relax...spend some time soaking by the pool!

5:00 PM – Saloon opens

6:30 PM – Enjoy our fall-off-the-bone ribs with home-made rib sauce

7:30 PM – Listen to our cowboy, Danny, play country-western music. Don't forget your dancing boots!

Friday – Train your Horse for Roping & Cattle Work
7:30 AM – Breakfast

9:00 AM – Ride over to our cattle ranch (Cobre Loma)

9:30 AMRoping: Train your horse to accept a rope zinging over their head throughdesensitization from the ground, then from his back

Pushing Cattle: Train your horse to hook onto a cow and move her through neckreining & leg pressure

Team Penning: Break into groups and apply your Western Horsemanship skills to penning cows!

1:00 PM – Lunch

2:00 PMWestern Tack: Learn the difference in bits & saddles, from English to Western. What's right for you and your horse?

3:30 PM – Relaxation time...take a nap or read a book!

5:00 PM – Saloon opens

6:30 PM – Enjoy a home-cooked dinner

7:30 PM – Anyone up for a friendly game of Spoons?! 

Saturday – Apply It!
7:30 AM – Breakfast

9:00 AM – Ride over to our cattle ranch (Cobre Loma)

9:30 AMCompetition!!: Place your new knowledge to the test—how does your horse respond to your western training?!
-Pole Bending
-Barrel Racing
-Team Penning
-New challenges that you have not yet practiced, to test your new-found Western skills!

1:00 PM – Lunch

2:00 PMYour Choice: Learn how to train on any topic of the group's choice, or if you prefer, enjoy a relaxing afternoon ride

3:30 PM – Unsaddle and perhaps play a game of pool?

5:00 PM – Saloon Opens

6:30 PM – Bite into a juicy steak, cooked to your liking

7:30 PM – Awards Ceremony

7:30 AM – Breakfast

8:30 AM – Meet at the barn & get mounted up

9:00 AM – Take a relaxing morning trail ride, or go for the more challenging advanced ride.Both rides will meet up at 12:30 PM for a lunch cook out by the cattle ranch.

2:00 PM – Farewell until next time!!