3 Day Ken McNabb Horsemanship Clinic
Cost is $800 on a first come basis. To guarantee your riding spot a $400 deposit is required or the rider may pay in full. Balance MUST BE PAID 2 WEEKS BEFORE the clinic. There is no refund on your deposit if you can’t make it. If we can fill your spot with the waiting list you can be refunded. All riders will receive one free auditing pass. The clinic is 9-5, with 1 hour for lunch. The facility has a great sound system and you will be able to hear everything that is being taught. Ken is a fun teacher and he tries to give you as much information as you can hold in 3 days! This is the clinic of a lifetime!
3 Day Horsemanship Clinic
The 3 day horsemanship clinic with Ken McNabb provides a unique experience that you will not find with any other clinician. You will develop a close personal relationship with your horse. You will develop lasting relationships with the other people in the group. These 3 days will help you build confidence in your ability to interact with your horse. This is the most one on one time you will ever get while still in a small group setting. Ken’s simple and easy to understand instruction helps him build a relationship with each individual participant. As you progress through the clinic you can move as you and your horse are ready. If you understand the exercise quickly than Ken will give you the next one, but if your horse doesn’t understand than you can continue to work the exercise until you are ready for the next one. You are not rushed through but also you don’t get held back waiting for those to catch up. You can be an advanced rider working on finishing maneuvers and new riders working on foundation. When the clinic is over you will have a relationship with your horse like Roy Rogers had with Trigger. It’s the best investment you can make in your horse.
Topics to be covered include:
This is foundation, for advanced riders you will be working on finishing maneuvers.
Groundwork: Basic through Advanced Leading
In the Saddle: Hand Positioning and Rein Management
Balance and Body Positioning
Giving to the Bit: Softening at the Poll
Developing Collected Movement: At the walk, trot and lope as well as backing up
Leg Speed Transitions
Improving Your Stop
Developing Shoulder Control
Rating Your Speed
Body Control Maneuvers including:
Turn on the forehand
Developing the Side Pass
Developing the Rollback and Spin
Reverse Arc Circle, Haunches In, Leg Yield and Shoulders In
Overcoming fear of Obstacles
Ken has always made it a priority to ride with each student at their level and help them advance their horsemanship. So that they might go home with as much knowledge as possible. In order to do this he has developed a method based on step by step exercises that are designed to meet you where you are in your horsemanship journey and take you to the next level. Ken’s building block style approach allows him to keep the entire clinic group moving forward without slowing down the advanced riders or overwhelming the novice riders. It is an amazing weekend!
Rope halter / 12ft. lead rope / saddle / snaffle bit (d-ring, o-ring or full cheek). We have all of these available for sale through our store. You may contact the office or website and we would be happy to help you make sure you have the right equipment.
8:45am – 9:00am Register by ensuring your signed liability form has been received by our office prior to the event. Please be tacked up and in the arena by 8:55a.m. to start with Ken. You should have your horse saddled with a bridle over the saddle horn and have a halter and lead rope on your horse.
9:00am to 12:00pm Morning Session
12:00pm to 1:15pm Lunch break
1:15pm to 5:00pm Afternoon session.
Ken will also take a break in the middle of both sessions. Feel free to take a break when you need one. This is your clinic and we understand individual needs.
Due to the nature of horse training and handling in general, accidents can occur. You are advised to wear protective headgear for your own safety and to put protective boots on your horse.
Please make sure your horse is vaccinated for everyone’s safety.
OVERNIGHT STABLING / BARN INFORMATION- Stalling is offered through the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center and fees will have to be paid on site at the clinic. There rates are as following. Stalling is available for $25.00 per night, shavings $6.00 per bag and RV Sites with water and electric are offered at $25.00 per night. If you are local you are also more than welcome to trailer in and out. Please provide your own hay/grain. If you wish to reserve a any of these items please let our offices know alongside of your check in and check out dates.
We welcome any of your family and friends that would like to come. Observer/Auditor tickets are $25.00 per day or $65.00 for three days. Each rider receives one complimentary observer per day. Children 12 and under are free, but must be under adult supervision.