2018 Boise Clinic

Clinics Away

Our teaching philosophy and approach are the same, but the venue changes. We limit our participants to 8. The price is $200 a day.

If you are interested in hosting us for a clinic, we would love to hear from you.

Buck Brannaman Clinic
Dayton Washington

Class Descriptions:

Colt Starting

A class for young horses that may or may not have already been handled or worked with, instruction is directed on groundwork and preparation for the first ride. Halter work, gentling and saddling without stress - for both horse and rider - are the main focus of Colt Starting. The four day class is intended to conclude with the rider safely aboard and beginning work in the snaffle bit.

Horsemanship 1

For the green horse and rider already comfortable in the snaffle bit along with aged horses needing continued work. This is the first stage of progressing into the bridle with all basic movements introduced. All levels of riders - no matter what discipline - will benefit. The class features strictly dry work - no cattle. All maneuvers stress the vaquero style of riding and are appropriate for horses from first level snaffle to experienced bridle horses. Hackamore horses welcome.

2019 Clinic

June 27 - 30

Colt Starting is June 27 - 30.  June 27 from 9-4:30 and June 28-30 from 9-12 am.  This class is 4 days, all day the first day and the mornings of the remaining days.

Horsemanship 1 is June 28 - 30 from 1:30 - 4:30 pm.

To secure a spot in the H1 class, please send a non-refundable $200 deposit per entry to Robert Phinney, PO Box 4, Dayton Wa 99328.  Please include your phone number and email.

If you are interested in the Colt Starting class, please call Robert for pre-approval before sending your deposit.

August clinic?

Registration forms and clinic details
  1. Please read the clinic letter if you are interested in auditing or participating before you fill out the registration form.  - 2019 - Clinic Letter PDF

  2. Before you send a deposit, please fill out the registration form and send a copy with your deposit.  2019 - Clinic Registration Form PDF

  3. If you are interested in Auditing, you do not need to pre-register.  Auditing fees are collected each day. Plenty of covered seating is available.

  4. The location of the clinic is the Columbia County Fairgrounds in downtown Dayton.   Here is a google maps link.

  5. For hotels, I recommend visiting the Columbia County Chamber website.


Camping and camper hook-ups are available for participants and auditors. 

See the clinic letter and registration form for details.

If you have any questions at all, please call or email.

Robert Phinney - (509)520-8777

Kathy Arnzen - (509)520-6469