If you're participating in one of the 2024 clinics, here are the waivers in PDF form: Adult Waiver | Minor Waiver

Just click on the waiver that pertains to you and print it out, fill it out, and bring it with you when you come to check in the morning of the clinic. You can also hand it to the host as soon as you arrive to the facility (they will pass them on to us).

Insurance regulations require participants to be at least 13 years of age.

We will not have any copies of the participant waivers with us at the clinic. It is very important that you have your waiver with you, signed and fully filled out.

Without a completed waiver, you will not receive an armband allowing you in the arena to participate in the clinic.

*A completed waiver means that all forms are filled out.

Clinic Check In:

Check in occurs 30 minutes to an hour before the start of the clinic on the first day.

You must have your completed waiver with you in order to receive an armband to enter the arena.

If you are arriving with your horse the day before the clinic, please contact the clinic organizer for instructions.

It is highly recommended that you do not use a shanked bit or wear spurs. A snaffle with a leather curb strap, traditional hackamore (bosal), or rope halter is preferred for the riding portion. A rope halter with a long lead (8 ft or longer) and no hardware (snap) is preferred for groundwork. It is also requested that you bring a lunge whip with a flag or even a plastic bag tied on the end. 

The decision to participate in any exercise done during the clinic is yours. If you don't feel comfortable with any part, you have the option to work on an alternate exercise or sit on the sidelines and watch, and then join back in. 

Always enter the arena with your horse saddled, even for the groundwork portion that is done in a halter. Have your headgear with you and be ready to ride.

General Clinic Schedule: (Get with your host on the clinic start and end times)

1st Day:

Group 1: Start at 8:00 AM
End at 10:00 AM

Group 2: Start at 10:00 AM
End at 12:00 PM

- Lunch from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM -

Group 1: Start back at 1:00 PM
End at 3:00 PM

Group 2: Start at 3:00 PM
End at 5:00 PM

*2nd day will be the same*

*Day 3 (if applicable) will start at 9 AM and go till 5PM*

These times are approximate. We will shorten lunch breaks and extend other sessions if the teaching points are not finished when a break is called for.

**This is important for you as the participant. If you need to self-break, do so. Do not wait for us to stop or you might be waiting a long time. This is YOUR clinic. I work for you. Questions are highly encouraged. It is your responsibility to let me know if you're struggling with any part. We will work on it together.

Note: You will have a more successful clinic experience if you go through the Virtual Clinic course on the website before you arrive.

We highly recommend that you be able to Walk, Trot, and Lope the horse that you are bringing to the clinic on a loose rein.

  • Groundwork until lunch on day 1 and refresher on following days. (Saddled/Halter)
  • Rein management (being able to adjust your hands and reins for what you are trying to achieve)
  • ​Bridling and mounting
  • ​Backing and how to improve it
  • ​Gaining refined control of the feet (the key to gaining access into your horse's mind)
  • ​Learning how timing causes the horse to WANT to do what you're asking
  • ​Getting lateral control of the front and hind end individually
  • ​Sidepassing
  • ​Speed transitions (only as fast as you are comfortable with)
  • ​Correct and balanced turns
  • ​Stops and how to improve them
  • ​How to create lightness
  • ​Flexion, straightness, and symmetry
  • ​Making your horse more confident and consistently reliable
  • ​How to work with your horse's basic instincts instead of against them
  • ​Rider mentality and awareness
  • How to refine the fundamentals and advance your horse as far as you would like to go

This is just a basic outline, but just like horses, no two clinics are the same. We will not have an extensive amount of time for "problem solving" so if you have the option, bring the horse that is ready to learn. For example, if all your horse can think about is being buddy sour and going too fast, it will be harder to get him thinking about side passing. 

The clinic will cover the following: