Increasing Skills and Understanding

Clinic/Lesson Schedule


A big part of the journey is developing awareness

Private & Semi-Private Lessons & Online Lessons

Tuesday - Saturday


All Year


Our Farm or Yours


Hello@InspiredHorseman.comJanet @ 509-520-7599



3-Day Working Equitation with Cattle - All Four Trials

Limit 6 Participants 


May 26-28

August 25-27


Foothills of the Blue Mountains near Dayton WA


Janet @ 509-520-7599



2-Day Cattle Working with a Working Equitation Focus

Limit 6 Participants


June 17-18

July 7-8

August 5-6


Foothills of the Blue Mountains near Dayton WA


Janet @ 509-520-7599



5-Day Retreat - Working Equitation - Cattle - Riding Out - Dressage

Limit 6 Participants


July 17-21, 2023


Foothills of the Blue Mountains near Dayton WA


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.


At Our Ranch

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

Using Working Equitation Obstacles, Cattle, our fields and forest as our playground ensures fun, connection, while increasing skills.

Horsemanship is a fun journey of discovery of ourselves and our horses.


Our goal is to help our students to find better harmony within themselves, and their horse partnerships. We believe it starts with ourselves. 

Increasing our skill level opens the door to new and exciting experiences for both you and your horse. Developing awareness and deeper connection through the communication is not always easy, but the horse is always honest. As we learn to be honest with ourselves, harmony seems to show up almost effortlessly.

Find what feels good and being in the moment is how the horse lives. When practice riding this way, joy seems to flourish. Honesty and awareness are key to be able to easily find what feels good. Expansion brings uncertainty, practice, patience, calm persistence brings harmony.

We believe that each person has what they need inside to take positive small steps.

Laughing at ourselves is important. 

Our Horsemanship Philosophy

Each day we:

  • Visit over coffee or tea about topics to open our minds to better understand ourselves and our horses and our riding methods.

  • Improve our skills to develop the horse through movements and exercises in an arena using patterns and obstacles.

  • Work with cattle or ride outside in the fields and forests. 

  • Take time to reflect about our experiences and share.

  • Enjoy meals together.

Safety, 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 Daily Clinic Approach

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

A $300 non-refundable deposit holds your reservation. Final payment due thirty days prior to the clinic.

This price includes a paddock for your horse, an RV or tent accommodations, and access to the facility amenities mentioned below.



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. Riding through the naturalness of the land around the facility gives us opportunities for putting skills to work. Working with cattle and obstacles are yet additional fun ways to strengthen our understanding. All this brings about experiences that increases awareness and confident partnership.

Our goal is that you feel safe, comfortable, and connect to nature. We have an outdoor shower, outhouse and an outdoor kitchen. Accommodations for vehicle and tent camping are also available.  Experience our comfortable off grid solar living.

2023 Clinic Dates
  • May 26-28

  • June 17-18

  • July 8-9

  • July 17-21

  • August 5-6

  • August 25-27

Horsemanship Lessons

​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 can be at our ranch in the foothills of the Blue Mountains May - October, or your place if you live in the Walla Walla Area, or via live stream video using Move n See or Pivo.


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

Text or email to schedule your lesson.


Cattle Working Ranch Style

Come ride with us and learn the ins and outs of working cattle ranch style. Experience reading and moving cattle in a way a cow man would appreciate. All with a focus on developing skills for the Cattle Trial in Working Equitation.

Learning a way to work with cattle in this way develops skills that you will build confidence in both you and your horse. We start moving very slowly and increase the speed as you and your horse improve your maneuverability skills. No running and chasing cattle here. In cattle work, the cattle, horse and rider come first, before the competition. 

We believe that learning to read the cattle, along with artful riding, offers not only fun but also improves the connection with your horse.

This cattle approach is used in both our 2-Day and 3-Day clinics.


The 2-Day clinics are suitable for all levels of Working Equitation and are focused on cattle only. 

Prior cattle or working equitation experience welcome but not necessary. We are very good at helping you and your horse to be comfortable with cattle. 


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

Working Equitation

Working Equitation is a fast-growing sport in the United States and we have been enjoying the people as well as the sport with our horses. We feel like it has brought a breath of fresh air to our riding, challenging us in very fun ways.

It's been said that Working Equitation is like "Classical Dressage on Steroids"
And that's a pretty good description.
Not just Fun, but potential for a true "High School" Journey...

Through a deeper understanding of self and your horse while working with a variety of life's obstacles, true harmony just happens. 

Our clinics are focused on teaching to Working Equitation, yet ultimately it is about the horse and rider, developing each unique partnership to their fuller harmonious potential. 

We have cattle at our ranch which gives us the pleasure to teach all four trials; Dressage, EOH, Speed and Cattle.

Prior Working Equitation welcome, but not required. We teach both Intro and Novice A levels.