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Horsemanship Clinic - Principles & Practices for Training Your Horse

Open: 9/24/2022
Close: 10/18/2022
Organizer: April Roberts 443-606-4639

Horsemanship is the art of being with, handling, training and riding horses with an understanding of how the horse sees the world. In this way, horsemanship is very much a mindfulness practice. As equestrians it is important to approach the horse in a way that he/she understands, this might mean we have to change our approach in communicating with our horse, especially when problems arise.

During this clinic, master instructor/clinician, Jim McDonald will work with participants either under saddle or on the ground to address any problem areas that are impacting your relationship with your horse and show you techniques that you can use to change your approach and build a stronger bond with your horse.

Do you have trouble loading your horse onto a trailer?
Do you have trouble getting your horse to stand still for mounting?
Is your horse nippy or frequently known to bite?
Is your horse spooky or fearful?
Does your horse resist contact in the bridle?
Does your horse run from you in the field?

All of the above situations, and many more, can be addressed by implementing mindful horsemanship practices.
If you are unsure how to approach communication barriers between you and your horse, and want to improve your relationship and address problem areas, then this horsemanship clinic is for you.

Jim McDonald is a life-long horse enthusiast, AQHA Professional Horseman, and CHA Master Instructor and clinician who is highly respected in the equine community for his expertise in horse behavior and learning theory. His unique approach to training both horses and humans applies horse-centric principles to help students and clients build trusting relationships, overcome challenges, and reach their goals. Jim's approach to horsemanship is based on instinctive equine behavior and learning theory. Today, he helps students ranging from brand-new riders to competitive athletes apply those principles to improve their horsemanship and equine enjoyment.

Organizer Notes

No refunds permitted

1 Day Clinic Instructor: Jim McDonald


Administrative Information

  • Ride Time: This is a group participation clinic and there are not specific ride times
  • Change Policy: Changes are not permitted.
  • Refund Policy: No refunds.
  • Entry Option(s) Secure Spot: Pay in full via STRIDER Reserve Spot Via STRIDER, Mail Check