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, Star, ID, and we host a Buck Brannaman Clinic once a year in Dayton, Washington.

A big part of the journey is developing feel

Horsemanship Weekly Class

Limit 8 Riders

Date

Saturday Mornings 10-12

June 6, 13, 13, 20

July 11, 18

August 1, 8, 22, 29

Location

Our Ranch in the Foothills of the Blue Mountains, Dayton WA

Register

Hello@InspiredHorseman

Janet @ 509-520-7599

2 Day Horsemanship Clinic, Star, ID

Limit 8 Riders

Date

May 16-17, 2020

Location

RedTail Ranch

9505 W Beacon Light Rd, Star, ID 83669

Register

Hello@InspiredHorseman

Janet @ 509-520-7599

Week Long Horsemanship At Our Ranch

Limit 6 Riders

Date

June 15-19, 2020

July 13-17, 2020

August 3-7, 2020

Location

Foothills of the Blue Mountains near Dayton WA

Register

Hello@InspiredHorseman

Janet @ 509-520-7599

Bring the Cows into Cowboy Dressage

Limit 10 Riders

Date

June 27-28

July 25-26

Location

Foothills of the Blue Mountains near Dayton WA

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2 Day Horsemanship At Our Ranch

Limit 6 Riders

Date

August 15-16, 2020

September 12-13, 2020

Location

Foothills of the Blue Mountains near Dayton WA

Register

Hello@InspiredHorseman

Janet @ 509-520-7599

2 Day Horsemanship Clinic, Star, ID

Limit 8 Riders

Date

September 19-20, 2020

Location

RedTail Ranch

9505 W Beacon Light Rd, Star, ID 83669

Register

Hello@InspiredHorseman

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
  • 7:30 AM 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 located in the upper foothills of the Blue Mountains at around 3400 feet elevation not far from 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 trustful and confident partnership.

We continue to develop the people amenities here at our ranch. 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.

2020 Clinic Week Long Dates
  • June 15-19

  • July 13-17

  • August 3-7

Horsemanship Weekly Class

These classes are designed to help you further your partnership, building greater trust, confidence and skills a little each week. 

 

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. 

Small group atmosphere offers wonderful support as well as increased learning opportunities through watching others and hearing about their goals, challenges and successes.

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 $50 for the group lesson.

 

2 Day Horsemanship - Star, ID

This clinic is designed 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 as well as increased learning opportunities through watching others and hearing about their challenges and successes.

The location is at Redtail Performance Horse Ranch, 9505 W Beacon Light Rd, Star, ID 83669.

We will start at 9am and end about 4:30pm.  The group will be divided into two, each participating for 90 minutes in the morning and afternoon.

A limit of 8 participants.  The price is $350 for participation.

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

To register email Hello@InspiredHorseman.com for availability. 

No overnight accommodations available.  Haul-in only.

 

Bring the Cows into Cowboy Dressage

This is a co-hosted clinic with Cowboy Dressage Clinician Jenny McKillip here at our ranch June 27-28, and July 25-26.

We will work on horsemanship and achieving a soft feel while learning to navigate the Cowboy Dressage Court, correct bends, circles and straight lines then utilize these skills into working cattle.

The morning will be broke into two groups each 90 minutes working on Cowboy Dressage and exercises that you will then use working cattle in the afternoon.

The afternoon will be 3 fun filled hours with the full group gathering, driving, sorting cattle and more. 

No experience necessary and all levels welcome.

We will have three teachers onsite making it easy to provide you with the support and learning that bests fits you and your horse.

Cost: $475, includes pens and camping.  $200 non-refundable deposit due to hold your spot.  Please email Jenny at moonstarfarms@gmail.com for a registration form.

 

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

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