Dates: April 28-29 (9 am both days)
Location: Lazy Heart E Arena - Berthoud, Colorado
Clinician: Carol Ellis Assistant: Kathy Gannon and Hannah Walker
Contact: Carol Ellis at 970-532-2331 or email@example.com
Cost: $275 per Horse $35 per day audit fee ($50 for weekend) Deposit of $100 due April 15
Clinic Summary: This clinic is designed for the beginner to advanced barrel racer. We will show how to train and tune your barrel horse from A-Z. Subjects covered will include: equipment; round pen work for the barrel horse, reining maneuvers important to the success in training the barrel horse, pattern work, and competitive psychology. Videos will be used, and awards will be given on the final day.
MEET AT THE INDOOR ARENA
GETTING TO KNOW YOU AND ORIENTATION
DISCUSSION OF EQUIPMENT
VIDEO FIRST RUN
Each student will be asked to complete the pattern. This video will be used for comparison later. Students may work at the pace they are most comfortable (walk, trot, lope). The balance of the day will be spent on basic reining training and procedures to prepare each student and horse for the barrel pattern on Sunday.
Topics covered will be:
ROUND PEN FOR THE BARREL HORSE
HALF-TURNS ON THE HIND QUARTER
CHALK TALK ABOUT THE MECHANICS OF THE PATTERN
SHORT CHURCH SERVICE
QUESTION AND ANSWER
DISCUSS COMPETITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
DISCUSS GATE SOUR HORSES
BARREL PATTERN DEMONSTRATION
Each student will be coached on the pattern at the walk, trot, and lope. If time and space allow, there will be a demonstration of the four-barrel pattern.
STUDENT JACKPOT- - $5 ENTRY FEE
SPACE IS LIMITED TO 15 HORSES, SO SIGN UP EARLY. Registration plus $100 deposit due April 15.
Click here for a clinic registration form.