Clinics

Increasing Skills and Understanding

Clinic Schedule

Clinics are a fabulous way to gain both knowledge and experience quickly.  We offer clinics here at our ranch and Idaho.

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A big part of the journey is developing feel

Horsemanship Private & Semi-Private Lessons

9:00-5:00

Date

March- November 2021

Location

Dayton Fairgrounds, and Our Ranch, Dayton WA,

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Janet @ 509-520-7599

Week Long Horsemanship At Our Ranch

Limit 6 Participants

Date

May 24-28, 2021

June 21-25, 2021

July 12-16, 2021

August 9-13, 2021

Location

Foothills of the Blue Mountains near Dayton WA

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Janet @ 509-520-7599

Cattle Working - Ranch Style At Our Ranch

Limit 6 Particpants

Date

August 20-21, 2021

Location

Foothills of the Blue Mountains near Dayton WA

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Janet @509-520-7599

2-3 Day Horsemanship At Our Ranch - Plan Your Own

Limit 6 Participants

Date

TBD

Location

Foothills of the Blue Mountains near Dayton WA

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Hello@InspiredHorseman

Janet @ 509-520-7599

Fall - 2 Day Horsemanship Clinic, Nampa, ID

Limit 8 Particpants

Date

October 9-10, 2021

Location

Dunn Rite Ranch

205 S McDermott Rd, Nampa, ID

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Janet @ 509-520-7599

“Time spent with my horse not only improves my life, but all those around me.”

 

If the above statement best describes you, then you will love our clinics.

 

Clinics At Our Ranch

If you haven’t read About Us, we invite you to do so now.

Each clinic is unique because each person and each horse is unique. Come with a desire and experience success.

Below are several statements that best describe our philosophy.

  • Ask with as little as you would like it to take and then adjust to help the horse understand.

  • It is the Reward that teaches the horse, not the asking.  Reward often. When progress is slow, Reward even more.

  • Observe, compare and adjust  is part of the learning process.  You both need the freedom to make mistakes and the time to learn.  Repetition and practice are extremely important.

  • Attitude is everything.

  • Always know that your horse is doing what he is rewarded to do.  Build upon it without discouraging his try.

  • The horse moves his feet to find safety and comfort.  Never take this away from him.

  • Break the teachings down into small digestible steps.

  • Study

  • Believe in both you and your horse.

  • Have a clear intention.  This gets clearer with practice

Our Horsemanship Philosophy

Each day has four components in our approach.

  • Improve your skills to develop the horse through movements and exercises.  

  • Learn to better understand your horse.

  • Learn to better understand yourself to be a better leader.

  • We provide situations to create experiences that bring the above teachings into reality so that learning takes hold for you.

Safety and fun  and building trust and confidence are a very important part of successful learning.

A few kind words from one of our clients from a clinic held here.

“Your hospitality was the highlight of the clinic.”

“I am super happy with my horse and myself.”

Our Teaching Approach
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  • 7:30 AM Breakfast and discuss what we would like to experience for the day.

  • 9:00 AM We have a basic set of exercises we start with and then move into readying the rider to creatively develop a better feel of the horse by learning to be aware of the slightest nuances and communicating in a way that is both beautiful and effective through groundwork and riding.

  • 12:00 PM Lunch together.

  • 1:30 PM Ride outside the facilities, testing our newfound skills and understandings. This will challenge us and build greater trust in a safe and fun manner using natural obstacles, woods, fields, trails, and cattle.

  • 4:30 PM Processing time, shower time, dinner prep time and take care of horse time.

  • 6:00 PM Dinner together.

  • 6:30 PM Discussion on the day.

  • 7:30 PM Processing time.

Pricing

We offer two, three and five day clinics here at our ranch.  The price is $200 a day.

A $200 non-refundable deposit holds your reservation. Final payment due thirty days prior to the clinic.

Typical Daily Schedule

Each day follows these guidelines:

Facility

Our ranch is in the upper foothills of the Blue Mountains at around 3400 feet elevation near Dayton, Washington. We chose this location for the purpose of creating a livestock and horsemanship facility that would offer unlimited experiences for deepening the connection between the horse and rider. It has proven to be perfect for this purpose.

We have developed this peaceful property to include a safe and comfortable covered arena, horse corrals, other outdoor corrals for riding and cattle working. Our round pens are ideal for practicing and perfecting basic horsemanship skills. Riding through the naturalness of the land around the facility gives us opportunities for putting skills to work. Moving and sorting cattle is yet another fun way to strengthen our understanding. All this brings about experiences that build a more confident partnership.

Our goal is that you feel safe, comfortable, and connect to nature. Currently, we have an outdoor shower, outhouse and shared outdoor cooking area. Accommodations for vehicle and tent camping are also here.  Experience our comfortable off grid solar living.

2021 Clinic Week Long Dates
  • May 24-28

  • June 21-15

  • July 12-16

  • August 9-13

Horsemanship Lessons

Regular lessons will help you further your partnership, building greater trust, confidence and skills. 

 

We will focus on both groundwork and ridden exercises, going deeper, creating a more responsive and happy horse. Each partnership will practice at their level, furthering their skills, understanding, and abilities. 

 

The location will be at the Dayton Fairgrounds indoor arena November - April, and at our ranch in the foothills of the Blue Mountains May - October.

The price is $75 for Private and $50 for the Semi-Private (2 riders) lesson.

$12.00 for full day arena fees paid to the fairgrounds.

Text or email to schedule your lesson between 9 am and 5 pm.

 

2 Day Horsemanship - Idaho

We design this clinic to help you further your partnership, building greater trust, confidence and skills. 

 

We will focus on both groundwork and ridden exercises, going deeper, creating a more responsive and happy horse. Each partnership will practice at their level, furthering their skills, understanding, and abilities. 

The small group offers wonderful support and increased learning opportunities through watching others and hearing about their challenges and successes.

The location is at Dunn Rite Ranch, 205 S McDermott RD, Nampa, ID.

We will start at 9am and end about 5:00pm. 

A limit of 8 participants. The price is $350 for participation + $250 for Lodging and Food in a beautiful bunk house.

Spectators welcome.  $25 a day, no preregistration required. Please email. Bring your chair.

To register email Hello@InspiredHorseman.com for availability.

 

 

Cattle Working - Ranch Style

This is a Two-Day clinic here at our ranch.

Working with cattle always improves communication between the horse and rider. Smiles are endless. Simple exercises, lots of time, beautiful setting, small group. What more could you ask for? Oh, two amazing instructors. You got it.

Cost: $400, includes pens and camping.  $200 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot.  Please Hello@InspiredHorseman or call Janet @(509)520-7599.

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If you would like to host an Inspired Horseman clinic,

we would enjoy hearing from you

Robert Phinney - (509)520-8777

Janet Phinney - (509)520-7599

Hello@InspiredHorseman.com