Early Bird Clinic - Barrel Racing Clinic 101 Lazy Heart E Arena - Berthoud, Colorado

$275.00

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 lazyhearte@aol.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.

SATURDAY

9AM

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

COLLECTION

PROPER CIRCLES

LEG YIELDS

HALF-TURNS ON THE HIND QUARTER

COUNTER ARC

BACKING

STOPS

CHALK TALK ABOUT THE MECHANICS OF THE PATTERN

SUNDAY

9AM

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.

CONCLUSION

SPECIAL AWARDS

STUDENT JACKPOT- - $5 ENTRY FEE

VIEW VIDEOS

FINAL COMMENTS

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 15 HORSES, SO SIGN UP EARLY. Registration plus $100 deposit due April 15.

Click here for a clinic registration form.