Spanaway, WA: Excel with Horses 3-Day Clinic
Are you looking to develop more confidence, control, and success with your horse?
Do you want to work towards a true partnership with your horse, built on respect and trust?
In this clinic Steve will help you attain these goals and become the natural leader that your horse needs you to be.
Location: Tacoma Horseman's Unit
Clinic Host: Janet Preston
Steve is one of the most sought-after instructors in the horse industry. Traveling all over the US and Canada, he has helped thousands of horses and riders develop more willing partnerships. His methods and teaching style are unique and produce instant results. Whether to overcome fears, or gain more control, participants will leave the clinic empowered and more excited about reaching their horsemanship goals.
This clinic is designed to be an overall learning experience that builds on several aspects of communication, confidence, respect, trust, impulsion, and performance. The clinic is open to people of all skill levels and disciplines, beginner to advanced are welcome. We also welcome horses of all ages and breeds.
Some of the things you will learn through the clinic are:
Essentially, we will be teaching you the building blocks for success!
This clinic will be split into two classes so that everyone can have extensive one-on-one time with Steve. Participants from both Levels can watch the opposite Level at no cost.
The Level 1 Class will be primarily focused towards teaching principles of safety, communication, and confidence building for both horse and rider. This is a great class for anyone who is new or still needing foundation exercises, lacking confidence, possibly looking to not canter too much (or wanting to try cantering more), having any major issues with their horse (bucking, rearing, etc.), or themselves. Green horses (less than 6 months of riding) should be in this class. We recommend this class if you have not previously done a clinic with Steve. It will run from 9:00am – 1:30pm.
The Level 2 Class will be primarily focused towards teaching more intermediate to advanced principles. In this class we will assume that you have basic understanding of natural horsemanship groundwork concepts and techniques and are willing to have a 'go for it' attitude. This class will involve advancing your groundwork techniques, body control, and riding maneuvers. If your horse has any behavioral issues (bucking, rearing, striking, etc.), this class is not for you. It will run from 2:00pm – 6:30pm.
This clinic builds on concepts that take several days to achieve. For best results the clinic should be attended in its entirety; however, a minimum participation of 2 days is required. If your horse is not rideable or is too you, you can participate only within the groundwork portion.
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For stalls and general clinic information please contact the clinic host.
How Much You Save as a Member
A club membership fee is only $149 USD for the year and provides you with not only discounted clinics but also unlimited access to HorseBook, HorseTeacherU, and HorseTeacherTV online, as well as unlimited access to Steve for training tips and advice! To check out even more club benefits and discounts click below.
Purchase a Spectator Pass for $100 to gain entry to the entire 3-day clinic.
Club members may request a Spectator Pass for one guest at a reduced cost of $75 (25% off), which will allow that guest to view the entire clinic.
For participants under the age of 18, helmets are required (free Spectator Passes are available for parents of a minor participating in the clinic).
A snaffle is recommended for Level 1 horsemanship (however, for Level 2, you can bring a leverage bit). These items can be purchased at the clinic, as well as other Steve Rother approved equipment.
If unable to attend, please let us know prior to the first day of the clinic or your deposit will be lost.
Deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE; however, if you let us know ahead of time that you are unable to attend, a credit may be issued that can be used towards a clinic at a later date or the purchase of Steve Rother DVDs.