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Reg. Jun 2005
Posted 2020-01-14 10:05 AM
Subject: RE: Clinic- horsemanship emphasizing

Dog Rescue Hero

Posts: 1654
Location: Oklahoma City OK

Not sure where you're from or how far you want to travel but I recently found out that Kim Miller Thomas is providing a clinic in Purcell OK including one day with the world famous trainer/exhibitor/author and motivational speaker: Barbra Schulte!  WOW!  What an opportunity!!!  And then the second day with Kim herself.  Can't imagine the educational and motivational impact these two will provide!  I think it will be March 14 & 15 and Kim is taking a limited number of participants.  I can't wait!  


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Reg. Oct 2004
Posted 2020-01-15 8:01 AM
Subject: RE: Clinic- horsemanship emphasizing


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JLazyT_perf_horses - 2020-01-06 10:41 AM

veintiocho - 2020-01-05 7:44 AM

JLazyT_perf_horses - 2020-01-03 2:57 PM

Would like to do a clinic again this year, but with someone that emphasizes basic horsemanship and not just barrel work. More so to fix my personal bad/lazy riding habits than anything. I went to a Ron Ralls clinic last summer thinking he would, but that was the biggest waste of $500 I ever spent I think. I'm in central IL so preferably someone that travels. I don't mind going to a neighboring state. I'd like to try some new ones, really doesn't even have to involve barrels necessarily. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I try to video myself a lot at home & fix what I can see but my phone can only do so good of a job sitting on the arena fence. 

What did you not like about RR? Just curious as I've wanted to go to one of his clinics. 

I only got to ride for 15 minutes in the am and 20 in the pm. Sat in a chair & basically audited the rest. Everyone just does the patter repeatedly, there's no other drills he has you do. Everyone does the same exact thing. And he did the pattern the same way as some others do, he does the squares like Danyelle Campbell or Sharon Camarillo do & I think some others. There was just nothing inividual specific he did, If your 2nd go through the pattern wa satisfasctory he moved on to the next. In the afternoon you got to make a run if you wanted or just go through at a lower speed. I had some issue with my prospect not wanting to lope to the right & she'd just stop & start backing in circles. He told me not to worry about it, she had been doing it for months. Ended up being a physcial issue with her spine anyway. I rode my finished horse in the afternoon & didn't get anythig out of it for him at all. Rons way of doing the pattern is what I've already done with him & he could do it in his sleep. The issue I pointed I was having with him wasn't even addressed at all. If you want someone who's gonna help you get a horse patterned then go, but if you want someone to make you ride correctly or really help figure out an issue then probably not the best option. I had expected drills off pattern or something more helpful I guess, I've been to several clinics & never had one just strictly repetetive pattern. He does make sure you can walk in a circle before starting the pattern, but that was it. I guess given who he is & the horseman he is & the articles I've read of his I just expected more, especially for that price. 

I appreciate everyones suggestions, I'll definitely look into some of these options for sure. Still trying to rehab my mare at this point, but hoping our next vet visit gets the job done. 

I've been to 3 PH clinics and every single one was amazing!!!!! Hands down the best I've been to! Wish I lived closer I'd go to that clinic to!


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