I love teaching horses and teaching people. So giving clinics seems like a win-win…and for the most part it is.

What do you love or hate about horse clinics?

Describe the perfect clinic; cost, length, group size, etc

The difficult thing for me is typically the group size. I like small groups. I want to know your name and your horses name and I like to take my time.

There are two issues with this;

  1. the smaller the group the higher the cost per person- unless you come to me I have fuel or airfare, hotel, eating out, etc which is still lower than everyone traveling to me but still it raises the price.
  2. Retention rate; I give a lot of info…and there is a limit to how much anyone (or horse) can absorb in one session. Eight hours alone with me teaching might sound good…but your brain will start to get fried after 2-3 hours…I have seen it happen!

So maybe there is such a thing as too small a group. Especially when I get feedback that people like watching other people get instruction and ask questions.

I asked and I explained…now it is your turn!

Please leave your comments and ideas about what is ideal in a clinic setting; things you have loved or hated (leave out names please) and while you are at it…go ahead and throw in prices.

How many days?

How big of a group?

Is the group divided during the day?

Do you like specific topics during the day or leave it open to what comes up?

Location; arena setting? Trail? Other?

Is watching almost as beneficial as riding?

Suggested horse and rider price-

Suggested auditor (spectator) price-

Describe the perfect clinic; cost, length, group size, etc

Describe the perfect clinic; cost, length, group size, etc