Date: February 4th, 2012
We have had a lot of people ask for more details on our horsemanship clinics. Our horsemanship clinics have been a lot of fun for us, and we have actually started casually calling them horsemanship retreats as that seems to be more of the feel to the guests. We offer one annually, right at the end of our winter season. The 4-night stay offers a time for our guests to immerse themselves in riding clinics during the day, while enjoying the solitude of the ranch in the evenings.
We meet for breakfast each day around 8am, then head off to the barn to work on the topic of the morning in the arena (usually in the indoor, but if the weather is nice we’ll go in the outdoor). There isn’t a set agenda; ranch trainer Terry Wegener sees where the group is and picks something to focus on at each session. For those of you who know Terry, this isn’t surprising. For those of you who don’t know Terry, know that he is great at making each topic fun and interesting and challenging for each rider’s ability. Lunch is down in the Main Lodge, followed by another session on horseback in the afternoon. Following dinner, guests get the chance to relax in their cabins, take a well-deserved soak in the hot tub, or visit in the Great room.
Our other ranch activities are not offered during this time as the focus is just on riding. Typically these clinics are geared towards an intermediate rider who wants to learn more about understanding their horses and how to communicate better to them. Terry has a reining background, so that is his platform, but he can speak to many styles of riding.
We hope to have you join us at some point for a Horsemanship Retreat!