Goodnight clinics focus on understanding the horse’s natural behavior, improving the relationship between horse and rider and developing the rider’s skill and ability to communicate with and control the horse. You’ll leave with a better understanding of your horse and tools to help you create the connection you want!
What to Expect:
Goodnight Horsemanship Clinics are two days (Saturday and Sunday) from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Clinics are $400 per rider for the entire weekend (plus facility stall fees, if needed).
Riders will register for one of two horsemanship sections: Horsemanship Essentials or Advanced Training. There will be a maximum of 12 riders per section to ensure individualized attention and progress toward your training goals.
- Fundamentals and confidence building will be for less-experienced horses and/or riders who want to work on ground manners, fundamental riding skills and building confidence. Riders should have basic control at the walk and trot.
- Improving Performance is for more experienced horses and riders, who want to improve horsemanship skills and advance the horse’s performance. Riders are expected to work at all three gaits.
Both groups will work from the ground and from the saddle with an emphasis on communication, leadership and improving riding skills. To make the most of the learning experience, riders are encouraged to audit the other section to observe other horses and riders.
Daily Schedule (both days):
- 8:00 am – 12:00 pm | Fundamentals and confidence building
- 12:00 – 1:00 pm | Lunch
- 1:00 – 5:00 pm | Improving Performance
Auditors (spectators) are always welcome at Goodnight Horsemanship Clinics! Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for youth. This is a great opportunity to observe clinic riders while Julie teaches. Auditors are encouraged to ask questions and take notes throughout. Plus, network with other horse lovers while you’re here!
For more information on clinics, or if you have any questions, give my office a call at 719-530-0531.