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Cattlework Clinic

3 Day Cattlework Clinic
To Book: Please see form below to book.

Suitable For: Ridden Horses, no matter what Equine Discipline rider is involved with (not suitable for green horses).
Cattlework Clinic Format: Low Stress Stockmanship is a great way to improve your Horsemanship. It brings purpose to the communication, refinement and working partnership between horse & rider in a fun environment. Ben will often start on the ground to make sure everyone’s communication with their horse is working before mounting up. The Cattlework Clinic is designed for horses and riders ready to try something new and give purpose to all the training and riding and is a great way to work on refinement in communication and advanced horse movement.

Date: Thur 2nd, Fri 3rd & Sat 4th Dec, 2021
Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm
Where: Private Farms, Entry/Camping at 117 Hamilton Road, Easten Bush, Southland
Cost: $450 per participant + arena fee
Arena Fee: $30 (for all 3 days)
Spectators: $30per person, per day
Overnight: Free camping overnight. Please bring tape/standards for horses.

Participants strictly limited to 8. Spaces in the Clinic are run on a first-in first-served basis, with your spot confirmed by a non-refundable $225 deposit, due at time of booking. If for some reason you have paid the non-refundable deposit, but are unable to make the clinic – you will only be refunded the deposit if you are able to find a rider to replace your spot or if the clinic is full and there is a waiting list with someone who would like to take your spot.

Clinic Description

The emphasis in all Clinics is always on learning to communicate more effectively through “feel”, timing, and balance, building a working relationship based on respect and trust between horse & rider. All Clinics are flexible based on participant’s skill/experience levels.

The mornings may be spent on the ground doing foundational ground work followed by transferring those lessons learnt to the ridden work in the afternoon. Subjects covered may include (but are not limited to)
• Discussing the feet/mind/leadership connection and other foundational Horsemanship principles
• Learning how to be safer around your horse and develop a great partnership
• Understanding why you need to be the leader and how to become the leader
• Why respect is so important
• Understanding the relationship of pressure, release, and timing
• Techniques that are foundational to producing a well trained saddle horse suitable for basic riding and that understands and is obedient to a variety of cues
• Foundational Groundwork and how it prepares the horse to be ridden
• Basic Riding – Applying principles and feel learned on the ground
• Training and learning to “feel” and read the 4 areas of the horse both on the ground and under saddle – Head and Neck, Shoulders, Ribcage and Hindquarters
• Techniques both on the ground and under saddle that are fundamental to progressing from a basic level, applicable to horses and riders involved in any equestrian work, sport or discipline.
• Proper desensitization
• Fine-tuning Basic Groundwork, moving on to more advanced Groundwork
• Riding – Continuing to up-skill, more advanced maneuvers and opportunities to better feel and timing.

California Cattle Clinic: 12-14 Jan, 2023