3-Day Horsemanship Clinic, Taught by Master Certified Trainer Donald Archer November 10-12th, 2023 Fayette, AL

TO RESERVE YOUR RIDING SPOT PLEASE CALL Donald Archer (704-363-4216) or Gloria Archer (704-363-8740).


Fayette County Arena

650 McConnell Loop

Fayette, AL 35555



3-Day Ken McNabb Horsemanship Clinic- Taught & Hosted by Master Certified Trainer Donald Archer

At Ken McNabb Horsemanship, I have been so blessed over the years with the continued growth of my program and the industry. It has always been a deep passion of mine to teach horsemanship in order that riders may develop a better relationship with their horses. I am so excited to add another clinic that will be taught exclusively by Donald Archer, one of my very talented Master Certified Trainers who has studied and taught within my program for many years. I am not able to be multiple places at once, and the demand for education is absolutely incredible. It is wonderful to see so many riders wanting to advance their knowledge. This clinic will be the same format as my other 3-day clinics, and it comes very highly recommended.

Cost is $750 on a first come basis.  To guarantee your riding spot a $375 deposit must be paid in advance. Our clinics are small (about 13-16 riders) and so 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. All riders will receive 1 FREE auditor pass per day to welcome a guest to attend with you.  The clinic is 9-5, with 1 hour for lunch. The facility has a great sound system and you will be able to hear everything that is being taught. Donald is a wonderful teacher, and he will give you as much information as you can hold in 3 days!

TO RESERVE YOUR RIDING SPOT PLEASE CALL Donald Archer (704-363-4216) or Gloria Archer (704-363-8740).

3 Day Horsemanship Clinic

The 3-Day Ken McNabb Horsemanship Clinic format provides a unique experience.  You will develop a close personal relationship with your horse, as well as 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. Donald’s 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. You are not rushed through, but also you don’t get held back waiting for others to catch up.  You can be an advanced rider working on finishing maneuvers or a new rider working on foundation.  When the clinic is over, you will have a relationship with your horse like Roy Rogers had with Trigger.  It’s a great investment to make in yourself and your horse.

Topics to be covered include:

This is the foundation. Advanced riders 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

Head Elevation


Developing Collected Movement:  At the Walk, Trot and Lope as well as Backing Up

Leg Speed Transitions

Directional 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


Topics That Can Be Covered if Class Desires:

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. Donald is no different.  The goal is to have you go home with as much knowledge as possible.



Halter / 12ft.  lead rope / saddle. We have all of these available for sale through our McNabb tack store.  You may contact the office or email mcnabbdeedee@gmail.com and we would be happy to help you make sure you have the right equipment.



8:45 AM – 9:00 AM Register by ensuring you sign your rider release form with Donald.  Please be tacked up and in the arena by 8:55 AM to start.  You should have your horse saddled with a bridle over the saddle horn and have a halter and lead rope on your horse.

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM  Morning Session

12:00 PM to 1:15 PM  Lunch Break (You can pack a lunch or choose to drive to a local place).

1:15 PM to 5:00 PM  Afternoon Session

Donald will also take a break in the middle of both sessions.  Feel free to take a break when YOU need one.  This is your clinic and we understand individual needs.



Due to the nature of horse training and handling in general, accidents can occur.  You are advised to wear protective headgear and footwear (boots that slide off) for your own safety.



Please make sure your horse is vaccinated for everyone’s safety. You will also have to have a negative coggins at facility check-in and proper health paperwork to travel.

The Fayette County Multipurpose Complex is one of the premier agricultural event centers in the state of Alabama, encompassing over 80,000 square feet. This venue is host to numerous events including the Fayette County Fair, rodeos, livestock exhibitions, horse shows and more. The facility has 100 stalls, plenty of seating for spectators, bathroom/shower facilities, RV hookups, parking and a dirt arena measuring 400′ x 200′.

RV Spots are offered through the facility at $20 per night.
Stalls offered (shavings, water & food containers must be furnished by participant) at $12 per night.

Arena contact number: 205-442-5115.



We welcome any of your family and friends that would like to come.  Observer/Auditor tickets are $25.00 per day or $65.00 for three days.  Each rider receives one complimentary observer per day.  Children 12 and under are free, but must be under adult supervision.


The clinic is 9-5, with 1½  hour  lunch and Donald encourages you to join him for lunch.  This is a fun-filled weekend enjoyable for the whole family.  Observers are encouraged to participate in conversation throughout the day with questions and frequently invited to participate in demonstrations.

$25 for the day

$65 for the weekend

Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Additional information


Overnight Power Hookup 2 Nights, Overnight Power Hookup 3 Nights, Shavings Per Bag (Minimum 1 Bag Required Per Day), Stall Rental 2 Nights, Stall Rental 3 Nights, Deposit, Final Payment, Full Payment