3-Day Horsemanship Clinic
Cost is $975 on a first come basis. To guarantee your riding spot is a $450.00 deposit or the rider may pay in full. Our clinics are small (about 13-15 riders) we cannot accept cancellations. Balance MUST BE PAID 2 WEEKS BEFORE the clinic. Please note all deposits as of 10/10/2022 are NON-REFUNDABLE with the exception of a medical emergency – in this case, a signed document must be sent to our office from your doctor. You will receive 1 free auditor pass if you have any one coming with you for the event. The clinic is 9-5, with 1 hour for lunch. The facility has a great sound system and you will be able to hear everything that is being taught. Ken is a fun teacher and he tries to give you as much information as you can hold in 3 days! This is the clinic of a lifetime no other clinic can compare!
3 Day Horsemanship Clinic
The 3-day horsemanship clinic with Ken McNabb provides a unique experience that you will not find with any other clinician. You will develop a close personal relationship with your horse. You will develop lasting relationships with the other people in the group. These 3 days will help you build confidence in your ability to interact with your horse. This is the most one-on-one time you will ever get while still in a small group setting. Ken’s simple and easy-to-understand instruction helps him build a relationship with each individual participant. As you progress through the clinic you can move as you and your horse are ready. If you master the exercise quickly, Ken will give you the next one, or you can continue to work the exercise until you are ready for the next one. You can be an advanced rider working on finishing maneuvers alongside new riders working on foundation. When the clinic is over you will have a relationship with your horse like Roy Rogers had with Trigger. It’s the best investment you can make in your horse (and yourself!).
Topics to be covered:
(This is foundational; for advanced riders, you will be working on finishing maneuvers)
Groundwork: Basic through Advanced Leading
In the Saddle: Hand Positioning and Rein Management
Balance and Body Positioning
Giving to the Bit: Softening at the Poll
Developing Collected Movement: At the Walk, Trot, Lope and Back Up
Leg Speed Transitions
Improving Your Stop
Developing Shoulder Control
Rating Your Speed
Body Control Maneuvers Including:
Turn on the Forehand
Developing the Side Pass
Developing the Rollback and Spin
Reverse Arc Circle, Haunches In, Leg Yield and Shoulders In
Additional Topics Per Class Request:
– Overcoming Fear of Obstacles
– Trailer Loading
Ken has always made it a priority to ride with each student at their level and help them advance their horsemanship so that they might go home with as much knowledge as possible. In order to do this, he has developed a method based on step-by-step exercises that are designed to meet you where you are in your horsemanship journey and take you to the next level. Ken’s building block style approach allows him to keep the entire clinic group moving forward without slowing down the advanced riders or overwhelming the novice riders. It is an amazing three days!
Halter / 12ft. lead rope / saddle / bridle (packing a snaffle bit is recommended, but NOT required). We have all of these available for sale through our store. You may contact the office or website and we would be happy to help you make sure you have the right equipment.
ARRIVAL: If you are interested in booking RV Sites or a stall for your horse, please contact the facility directly to make arrangements. Michelle Jerry: 218–244–2328.
CLINIC DAYS: Thursday (9/14) – Saturday (9/16):
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM (Day 1) Register by ensuring your signed rider release liability has been received. Please be tacked up and in the arena by 8:55 AM to start with Ken. You should have your horse saddled with a bridle over the saddle horn and have a halter and lead rope on your horse.
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Morning Session
12:00 PM to 1:15 PM Lunch Break (You can pack a lunch or choose to drive to a local place). https://hearthooveshorsemanship.com/location-details
1:15 PM to 5:00 PM Afternoon Session
Ken will also take a break in the middle of both sessions. Feel free to take a break when you need one. This is your clinic and we understand individual needs.
CHECK OUT: Please ask Michelle Jerry about the check-out process when you call to book your stalls and/or RV space: 218–244–2328