A few things you need to know for a successful day: Plan your morning so that you have enough time to arrive, warm up and tack up without feeling rushed. Classes begin at 10am. Please arrive in time to tack up. We have a short intro and welcome at about 9:45.
We provide a light breakfast, coffee, and cold beverages all day. Bring your lunch, pull up a chair, meet new friends, and spend lunchtime going over the events of the morning and preparing for the afternoon.
A rope halter and an attached 12 foot lead rope (no metal clip) is highly recommended and may be worn under the bridle. A nylon halter/lead rope will also work. This also may be worn under the bridle during the clinic and is nice to have on hand should we need to move to the ground to school on an obstacle.
Each clinic may run slightly differently due to facilities, group size, weather, etc... but typically we start the day with a safety briefing and a demonstration of each obstacle. In the morning, you will find the obstacles at a lower level of challenge for many horses. We often take the time to have riders and horses just take a few walking laps and get accustomed to the lay of the land. Shortly after, we begin working on the obstacles. Return riders or those who desire to school their horse on their own may do so. All others will work in small groups. After lunch, we change things upa little in the arena and you will see the obstacles change somewhat. Towards the end of the day, we bring out the larger sensory equipment such as the parachute. We always provide a quiet corner for a horse and rider to take a breather!