Q: My horse is really fat and hairy and I haven’t ridden all winter. Should I get her legged up and just wait for the April clinic?
A: Show shape is not a requirement for attendance! The focus of the first clinic is on setting up for success. Whether you just got back from the World Show and are are dealing with a show smart horse or you haven’t ridden all winter and don’t know if you have back cinch that even fits anymore, this clinic will be a great opportunity to learn ways to get your horse dialed in.
Q: What do you mean by “showmanship”? I compete in the Reined Cowhorse, so I’m not sure that applies to me.
We’re talking about “showmanship” in the sense of how to show your horse, not the AQHA class of the same name. Showmanship is about keeping your horse and yourself relaxed and confident in the show pen. A relaxed horse is appealing to a judge of any discipline! We’ll talk about getting your horse mentally engaged, how to warm up, and more.
Q: Can I audit the clinic?
Yes, of course! You can audit for $20, which includes lunch.
Q: Do I have to come to the entire clinic series?
No. We’d love to have you join us for all them, but it’s not required. We’ll have signup available soon for the later clinics!
Q: The weather is pretty horrible. I don’t really want to stand in the wind and cold and snow. Is it indoors?
Yes! The clinic will be held in the beautiful Open Box W indoor arena!