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As always, I am SO excited for the upcoming clinic – I need final stall and lunch numbers from everyone so please fill in your horse numbers/stalling information, how many for lunch (people attending the clinic is included but if you have a mom/dad that is attending please add additional lunches @ $15 per person.

The event schedule is below 🙂


  • YOUR LUNCH IS included 🙂

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To make the clinic enjoyable for everyone we have a couple of clinic etiquette reminders.

  • This clinic is a judgement free environment – we will not judge you and expect you to respect the fellow participants and our team members.
  • We work to meet you where you and your horse are – if we are over or under shooting, let us know
  • We encourage questions throughout for clarification – please be mindful not to interrupt and try to work your questions in at appropriate times – everyone will be given a notebook to keep track of notes for yourself as well as questions
  • We encourage you to drink water and help yourself to snacks to keep your energy level up.

Line to the 1st Barrel – Clinic Schedule

Day 1 – Arena in Morning/Classroom in PM

(coffee, tea, water and snacks will be available all day for participants as self serve)

8:30am-9am – Arena Work – Horse Warm Up – Introduction of BOWL

9am-9:30am – Arena Work – Practice Run – Random Draw – Horses that aren’t of futurity age or will go 1st

9:30-12:30 – Arena Work – 

Horse Posture Assessments – differentiating between posture and conformation

Your Horse’s Center of Balance, stride length, length to strength ratio & body ratios

Saddle, Pad, Reins & Bit General Assessment

12:30pm – Lunch for Humans & Horses – Lunch Provided by us – lunch choice options are sent 1 week out

1pm – 4:30pm – Classroom (15 min coffee break mid afternoon)

Limiting Beliefs and how they affect your run

Human Center of Balance & Posture Assessment

Cause and Effect

Muscle Memory

Horse Side to Side Balance & Flexibility

The fastest path for YOUR horse on a barrel pattern

Reading Ground Conditions

Understanding what changes on different size patterns & pens

The Hold Up

What your horses basic challenges and strengths from morning assessment

The components of a barrel pattern

The 4 components of the line to the 1st barrel

Knowing when to Pivot

Review of Morning Runs

Day 2 – Arena Work All Day

(coffee, tea, water and snacks will be available all day for participants as self serve)

8am-12pm – **Starting with unsaddled horse** 

Horse Gait Assessment & Movement 

How to warm up your horse from head to tail

Identifying your horses correct movement & balance

Navigating a circle correctly & powerfully – stopping forehand turns before they start

Travelling straight

Making pattern adjustments for soundness issues

Finding YOUR Arc

Practising ABC’s & 3 Things

Noon – 12:30pm – Lunch for Humans & Horses

12:30pm – 4:30pm (15 min coffee break mid afternoon)

Navigating the Angled Pattern

How to practice a standard pattern in a small pen

Practising the changes for different size patterns

Changing your Line to 1st for different size pens, score lines & pattern sizes and everyone practicing

Plan B – When $hit goes south