Foundation Clinic

Building a Safe Foundation for You and Your Horse

Saturday Morning

8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon The Nature of the Beast – the foundation for clear communication between humans and horses.
Learning to Speak Horse. How to teach your horse in a language he or she understands.
Developing respect between you and your horse.
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Pre-Flighting your horse, a seven step system developed by Frank Bell which allows you to assess “which side of the corral” your horse got up on, and reinforces the mutually respectful relationship you have developed with your horse.
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Problem solving for clinic participants horses including:Trailer loading

  • Foot handling
  • Head shy
  • Clippers
  • Pull back
  • Rearing

Sunday Morning

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Refinement and practice of the Seven Step System
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Horseback games for Clinic Participants
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM More problem solving for Participants and Auditors

What you need to bring:

  • A rideable horse (we have horses available if you don’t have one, or if you are only doing ground work with a young horse)
  • A rope halter and lead rope, the lead rope should be at least 12’ long and should be made with yacht cord
  • Smooth soled boots for riding
  • A chair, or something to sit on
  • A lunch for both days

A word about clinic costs:

Most clinicians have products available for sale at their clinics. While the sale of those products is an important source of revenue for clinicians (myself included), the reason we use specific equipment is because it works, and makes it easier to communicate with the horse. You simply won’t get as much out of the clinic if you are using the wrong equipment.

Payment, Terms & Cancellation Info:

Payment for the clinic cost is due at the time of registration. Cancellations more than thirty days prior to the clinic will receive a full refund. Cancellations between thirty days and ten days may apply their deposit to another clinic. Cancellations under ten days will forfeit all monies paid.

Our policy is to include everything you need to be successful when you go home. If, after using the equipment you don’t feel it is a good value, you may return it for a credit of the discounted value of any item.


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