3 Day Ken McNabb Horsemanship Clinic
I am VERY excited to partner with Cape County Cowboy Church to host a 3-day horsemanship clinic in Burfordville, Missouri. The clinic will be my standard style, but the arena will also be hosting a small trade show in conjunction with some shopping and other special events offered! Concessions will be available on site. Spectators are welcome free of charge (donations can be made to Cape County Cowboy Church or The Hope Therapeutic Horsemanship Center).
Cost is $975 on a first come basis. To guarantee your riding spot a $450.00 deposit is required (the rider is welcome to pay in full as well, balance due two weeks before the clinic). Our clinics are small (about 13-15 riders total) and we cannot accept cancellations. Please note all deposits 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. The clinic is 9-5, with an hour break for lunch. The facility has a great sound system for you 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 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!