PLEASE CONTACT US TO CONFIRM AVAILABILITY PRIOR TO SUBMITTING REGISTRATION!!!

 Michelle: 218-244-2328 or Kari: 320-894-5248 or [email protected] 

*When you contact us to determine availability, we will RESERVE your spot for a period of 7 days. Either payment in full OR the designated deposit amount, along with complete registration forms, MUST be received before your spot is GUARANTEED.

Horsemanship 1:
Respect, Communicate, and Connect through Groundwork 
$275

May 11 & 12
August 10 & 11

Horsemanship 1 and 2:
Respect, Communicate, and Connect through Groundwork and Foundation Riding.
$450

May 25, 26 & 27
August 31, September 1 & 2

Horsemanship 2 and 3:

Working on the connection 

from the ground into the saddle

 $450

June 28, 29 & 30

This Heart and Hooves Horsemanship Groundwork Clinic will give you a solid foundation to build on for continued growth in natural horsemanship over a period of two days. Learning why horses do the things they do, understanding how they communicate with their humans, and having effective training exercises allows you to connect with your equine partner. Both you and your horse will gain confidence and make great strides toward establishing a partnership!

Topics covered include: natural horsemanship definition, two-way communication with your horse, how horses learn, evaluating the whole picture to address common issues, and much more. Skills learned include: respect, desensitizing, engaging your horse’s feet, lunging, moving hind and forequarters, flexion, backing and more.


Prerequisites: None

This Heart and Hooves Horsemanship Groundwork and Foundation Riding Clinic will give you a solid foundation to build on for continued growth in natural horsemanship over a period of three days. Learning why horses do the things they do, understanding how they communicate with their humans, and having effective training exercises allows you to connect with your equine partner. We will connect the skills you have learned on the ground to our riding relationships. Truly, everything we do with our horses on the ground ends up in the saddle with us! The exercises and activities we teach in this class will help you to gain control on the ground and in the saddle. You will spend three days working hard and learning with your equine partner, but we promise you will laugh often, gain confidence, and make great strides toward establishing a partnership.

Topics covered include: natural horsemanship definition, two-way communication with your horse, how horses learn, evaluating the whole picture to address common issues, preparation before you ride, basic equine care, saddling, bits, issues that may occur under saddle, and more. Groundwork skills learned include: respect, desensitizing, engaging your horse’s feet, lunging, moving hind and forequarters, flexion, backing, connecting and putting the foundation skills in motion, and more. Riding skills learned: transition of gaits, stopping, backing, flexion, and more.

Prerequisites: None

The Heart and Hooves Horsemanship 2 and 3 Clinic will connect the skills you have learned on the ground to our riding relationships. Truly, everything we do with our horses on the ground ends up in the saddle with us! The exercises and activities we teach in this class will help you to establish softness and closeness on the ground and gain control in the saddle. You will learn the skills you need to improve overall communication with your horse and gain a connection with your equine partner. You will spend three days working hard and learning with your equine partner, but we promise you will laugh often as you find your way to the goals you set!

Topics covered include: preparation before you ride, basic equine care, saddling, bits, issues that may occur under saddle. Groundwork skills learned include: foundation skills refresher, connecting the foundation skills, softening, how to bring them in closer. Riding skills learned: transition of gaits, stopping, backing, flexion, softness, improving communication with your horse, and more.

Prerequisites: Horsemanship 1

Horsemanship 1 :
 Respect, Communicate, and Connect through Groundwork 
$325

February 9 & 10 
March 2 &3
April 6 & 7 (Full

This Heart and Hooves Horsemanship Groundwork Clinic will give you a solid foundation to build on for continued growth in natural horsemanship over a period of two days. Learning why horses do the things they do, understanding how they communicate with their humans, and having effective training exercises allows you to connect with your equine partner. Both you and your horse will gain confidence and make great strides toward establishing a partnership!

Topics covered include: natural horsemanship definition, two-way communication with your horse, how horses learn, evaluating the whole picture to address common issues, and much more. Skills learned include: respect, desensitizing, engaging your horse’s feet, lunging, moving hind and forequarters, flexion, backing and more.

Prerequisites: None

Horsemanship Groundwork 2 & 3:
Advancing your groundwork to the next level
$325

June 12 & 13

The Heart and Hooves Horsemanship Advanced Groundwork 2 and 3 Clinic will connect the skills you have learned and will advance your foundation groundwork. Everything we do with our horses on the ground ends up in the saddle with us! The exercises and activities we teach in this class will help you to establish softness and closeness on the ground and gain control in the saddle. You will learn the skills you need to improve overall communication with your horse and gain a connection with your equine partner. You will spend two days working hard and learning with your equine partner, but we promise you will laugh often as you find your way to the goals you set!
Topics covered include: preparation before you ride &  basic equine care. Groundwork skills learned include: foundation skills refresher, connecting the foundation skills, softening, how to bring them in closer and more.


Prerequisites: Horsemanship 1

Youth Horsemanship:

The Foundation 

$200

 

July 13 & 14

This two day youth horsemanship clinic will focus on establishing a solid foundation of natural horsemanship skills on the ground, which is essential to becoming safe and confident with horses. Topics covered include: basic horse knowledge, basic horse care, safety, and how horses communicate. Skills learned include: tying the halter, tying the horse, grooming, respect, desensitizing, engaging the horses feet, moving hind and forequarters, backing, and more.

Prerequisites: None

Trail: Beyond the Arena: 
$375

June 7, 8 & 9
September 27, 28 & 29

The Heart and Hooves trail clinic will strengthen all the skills you learned in Horsemanship 1 through 3 and push both you and your horse beyond the arena as a united team over the course of three days. Every exercise and activity on the trail has meaning, puts solid schooling miles on, and develops confidence in real life situations for both horse and rider. The natural challenges that are embedded in this clinic will help you have a safe equine partner on the trail. You will gain skills and effective exercises to address common trail issues. We will encounter natural trail obstacles such as logging roads, traffic, ATVs, dogs, narrow trails, hills, water, other horses, and more. You must finish Horsemanship 1, 2, and 3 prior to participating.


Location: Cut Foot Horse Camp 58096 Third River Road Deer River, MN 56636. You are responsible for making camping reservations and providing your meals. An agenda will be sent prior to the clinic with additional information

Prerequisites: Horsemanship 1, 2, & 3

Horsemanship 1 :
 Respect, Communicate, and Connect through Groundwork 
$350

Horsemanship Class: 

Journey to Liberty, 

Overcoming the Fear 

$475

PRIVATE 
Ride Sport Stable
August 3 & 4

This Heart and Hooves Horsemanship Groundwork Clinic will give you a solid foundation to build on for continued growth in natural horsemanship over a period of two days. Learning why horses do the things they do, understanding how they communicate with their humans, and having effective training exercises allows you to connect with your equine partner. Both you and your horse will gain confidence and make great strides toward establishing a partnership!

Topics covered include: natural horsemanship definition, two-way communication with your horse, how horses learn, evaluating the whole picture to address common issues, and much more. Skills learned include: respect, desensitizing, engaging your horse’s feet, lunging, moving hind and forequarters, flexion, backing and more.


Prerequisites: None

 

 Todd County
Mounted Posse
Horsemanship 1 and 2:

Respect, Communicate, and Connect through Groundwork and Foundation Riding.
$450
June 18, 19 & 20

This Heart and Hooves Horsemanship Groundwork and Foundation Riding Clinic will give you a solid foundation to build on for continued growth in natural horsemanship over a period of three days. Learning why horses do the things they do, understanding how they communicate with their humans, and having effective training exercises allows you to connect with your equine partner. We will connect the skills you have learned on the ground to our riding relationships. Truly, everything we do with our horses on the ground ends up in the saddle with us! The exercises and activities we teach in this class will help you to gain control on the ground and in the saddle. You will spend three days working hard and learning with your equine partner, but we promise you will laugh often, gain confidence, and make great strides toward establishing a partnership.

Topics covered include: natural horsemanship definition, two-way communication with your horse, how horses learn, evaluating the whole picture to address common issues, preparation before you ride, basic equine care, saddling, bits, issues that may occur under saddle, and more. Groundwork skills learned include: respect, desensitizing, engaging your horse’s feet, lunging, moving hind and forequarters, flexion, backing, connecting and putting the foundation skills in motion, and more. Riding skills learned: transition of gaits, stopping, backing, flexion, and more.

Prerequisites: None

March 16-April 13-May 18- June 15-July 20-August 17
September 14-
Oct 5
8am-10:30am

Building a bond that allows you to create an equine partnership that goes beyond the halter and lead rope is a feeling that cannot be put into words. This class was designed to concentrate on groundwork to create an everlasting partnership. It will start out with foundation groundwork skills and progress to more advanced groundwork. Understanding what is important to the horse, having the ability to read each as an individual, and knowing the how, why, and when of responding makes the possibilities for the horse and human partnership endless. When you faithfully practice the skills learned between classes, you will excel in your journey to liberty.

The groundwork horsemanship class is an 8 month course offered to a limited number of participants. Students will meet once a month from March through October for a 2 ½ hour class. The end of the year will be celebrated with a weekend of fun events including Obstacle Course Challenges, Demos, and a family Picnic! The first class will be in the classroom and after that you will need a horse. All of the Heart and Hooves Horsemanship groundwork exercises will be covered in detail. A person could dedicate a lifetime to working at this level and never run out of things to learn. Get close to your horse and never stop getting closer!


Prerequisites: None

 
 

Itasca County 4-H Horsemanship Clinic
$250
June 22 & 23

This Heart and Hooves Horsemanship Groundwork and Foundation Riding Clinic will give you a solid foundation to build on for continued growth in natural horsemanship over a period of three days. Learning why horses do the things they do, understanding how they communicate with their humans, and having effective training exercises allows you to connect with your equine partner. We will connect the skills you have learned on the ground to our riding relationships. Truly, everything we do with our horses on the ground ends up in the saddle with us! The exercises and activities we teach in this class will help you to gain control on the ground and in the saddle. 

Topics covered include: natural horsemanship definition, two-way communication with your horse, how horses learn, evaluating the whole picture to address common issues, preparation before you ride, basic equine care, saddling, bits, issues that may occur under saddle, and more. Groundwork skills learned include: respect, desensitizing, engaging your horse’s feet, lunging, moving hind and forequarters, flexion, backing, connecting and putting the foundation skills in motion, and more. Riding skills learned: transition of gaits, stopping, backing, flexion, and more.

Prerequisites: None

Youth Horsemanship Class: 
The Foundation
 $250

March 16-April 13-May 18- June 15-July 20-August 17
September 14-Oct 5
11:00 am-1:00pm

The youth horsemanship class is an 8 month course offered to a limited number of youth. Students will meet once a month from March through October for a 2 hour class. The first class will be in the classroom and after that you will need a horse. The end of the year will be celebrated with a weekend of fun events including Obstacle Course Challenges, Demos, and a family Picnic! The primary focus of this youth horsemanship class is to establish a solid foundation of natural horsemanship skills, which is essential to becoming safe and confident with horses.

Topics covered include: basic horse knowledge, basic horse care, safety, and how horses communicate. Skills learned include: approaching a loose horse, tying the halter, tying the horse, grooming, respect, desensitizing, engaging your horse’s feet, moving hind and forequarters, backing, and more.


Prerequisites: None

 
 

Advanced Class:
$475

January 19-February 16-
Ma
rch 16-April 13-May 18- June 15-July 20-August 17
September 14-Oct 5
1st Year: 1:30pm-4:00pm
2nd Year: 4:30pm-7:00pm

The advanced class is a 10-month course offered to a limited number of participants. Students meet once a month January through October for a 2 1/2-hour class. The end of the year is celebrated with a weekend of fun events including Obstacle Course Challenges, Demos, and a family picnic! Classes during the winter months consist of classroom instruction only. New in 2019, we will be offering the classroom instruction on-line! Beginning in April, you will bring a horse. The primary focus, of the advanced classes, is helping to develop a solid relationship between horse and rider. As you progress, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of natural horsemanship and develop a true connection to your horse under saddle. The program will work with you and your horse to get that solid 
equine partnership everybody dreams of! 


First Year Advanced Class: Developing the Connection in 

the Saddle 


Class participants will have the opportunity to develop a deeper level of two-way communication that can be taken in any direction. Understanding is the foundation of all true horsemanship and any discipline is welcome. Riders will go home with new insights and helpful exercises to connect with their equine partner in the saddle. Topics covered include: horse care, stable management, horse psychology, training, and effective riding. Skills learned include: gaits (walk, trot, lope), stop, backing, flexion, leg positions, zones of the horse, softness (lateral & vertical collection), shoulder control, yielding forequarters, side passing, yielding hindquarters. You must have finished Horsemanship 1 & 2. 


Second Year Advanced Class: 

Taking it to the Next Level


We will be taking you and your equine partner to the next level! Horsemanship is true partnership, one which brings meaning to both horse and human and provides tools for continued growth. This is really the essence of everything equine. A person could dedicate a lifetime to working at this level and never run out of things to learn. Topics covered include: Horse health, horse diseases and disorders. We will be fine tuning the skills that you learned in first year such as softness (lateral & vertical collection), shoulder control, yielding forequarters, side passing, yielding hindquarters, two tracking, rollbacks, and leads. Of course, we have many new challenges for you and your horse while putting it all into motion. You must have finished Horsemanship 1 through 3 & 1st year Advanced Class.