3 Week Apprenticeship/Certification Program Feb. 20th- March 8th, 2023- Buckeye, AZ
$2,250.00 – $4,500.00
THIS CLINIC IS NEAR BOOKED FULL – PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE: 307-645-3149 OR EMAIL US AT: INFO@KENMCNABB.COM IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO REGISTER
South Buckeye Equestrian & Event Center
10300 S Miller Rd Buckeye, AZ 85326
Ken McNabb Certification Programs:
IMPORTANT NOTES FOR THIS CLINIC: Ken will ONLY BE ACCEPTING RIDERS WORKING ON JOURNEYMAN OR MASTER LEVELS DURING THIS WINTER 3-WEEK COURSE. That means a rider MUST HAVE ALREADY ATTENDED & PASSED THE APPRENTICE LEVEL & ARE COMING PREPARED TO START A COLT. Please see the summer courses for Apprentice Level.
There are three levels in the Ken McNabb horse training certification program. They are Apprentice, Journeyman and Master Trainer. In order to complete the full program, one must participate in all three levels of training, but this not required.
For this course, you may bring your own horses or use ours without any additional charge at the Journeyman level. All Master Trainers must bring and utilize their own horses to pass this level. The stalls and hay are included in the program located at South Buckeye Equestrian & Event Center in Buckeye, Arizona. We recommend you bring your own saddle that you are experienced and comfortable riding in. If you need a saddle or horses please email or call the office, firstname.lastname@example.org. Ken will provide you with beautiful horses that have never been through the training, but are perfect for the program.
Accommodations/meals are the riders responsibility. They are not included in the $4,500.00 clinic fee. The South Buckeye Equestrian Center does have an RV Park onsite and offers hookups for $30 per night (fees subject to change). They also have a bar & grill/ café concessions located at the facilities. Riders are welcome to pack meals and or following you will find some of the local restaurants listed in the area. Wild West Cowboy Steakhouse, La Placita Café, Rancheros Rodeo Restaurant, Argentos Pizza & Wings, Las Gemelas Mexican Food, The Sheep Camp, Sonic Drive In, Cracker Barrel, McDonalds, Jack in the Box, Carl’s Jr and Cafe Rio Mexican Grill.
Nearby Airport: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (45 Minutes from Facility). Transport is your responsibility.
Many hotels are available near the arena. Days Inn by Wyndham Buckeye 623-432-9553, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix West- Buckeye an IHG Hotel 623-386-8550, Home2Suites by Hilton Buckeye Phoenix 623-386-2616 and My Place Hotel-Phoenix West/Buckeye AZ 623-440-3661.
This is a life changing experience that 100’s of trainers have used to launch their own business.
Participants in the Journeyman Trainer Program will complete a second segment of fifteen days of training. This session is tested with both a written and a practical or physical test. This 3 Week Program is designed to bring you closer to a finished trainer than you have ever been. You are going to step up your game with the philosophy (if you want to ride finished horses then you have to ride your horses finished).
We will be covering advanced level maneuvers that will include everything from soft transitions, to collected stops and simple lead changes. From colt starting to a confident trail horse. You will gain a firm understanding of bits and how to decide when and where to use them. Saddle fit and padding will be covered at length.
When this program is over you will understand how to attain complete body control. You will be tested on the following: Your un-broke must be rideable outside of the round-pen at a walk, trot, and lope. Turn, stop, back and cross obstacles. Your 2 broke horses must stop fluidly on their hindquarters, turn a fluid 360 pivot, a fluid one handed side pass, simple lead changes and lope the haunches in. There is also a written test on theory and psychology. All aspects of the journeyman requirements must be met and pass the test in order to receive a plaque of completion. In the unlikely event that a student should fail the test they are allowed to study, practice and retest two more additional times at no extra cost.
The Master Certification Trainer Program may be completed within a maximum time of two years from the date of their Journeyman test. Participants in the Master Certification Trainer Program must have successfully completed the Journeyman level to be eligible. The Master Certification Trainer Program is designed to take the professional trainer to the next level. This program teaches a level of horsemanship that would normally take a life time to learn and open the door to new adventure in horsemanship. You will master finish, understand balance and timing. Use collection to achieve balance and timing, and understand stride and how to control it. Once you have mastered these concepts there is no stopping you in your horsemanship pursuits.
Some of the requirements for completion of the Master Trainer Program are: speed transitions, canter departures, correct, simple and flying lead changes, rollbacks and spins, stops, one handed riding and loping a true side-pass/ half pass. After passing the written exam and physical test you must also help teach two – 3 day clinics with Ken as an assistant trainer.
Trainers successfully completing this level can be added to the Ken McNabb reference list and will be allowed to use Ken’s endorsement with prior approval.
In order to maintain the Master Certification Trainer level you are required to ride in a 3 day clinic* with Ken at your convenience once every two years.
Each program level is $4,500. To hold your class a deposit of ½ or $2,250.00 is required and can be paid with credit card online or you may call the office. You may choose the option to mail a check to Ken McNabb, Attn: Michaela P.O. Box 411, Broadus, MT 59317. Please email email@example.com and let us know you have mailed a check. Please note all deposits as of 10/10/2022 are NON-REFUNDABLE with the exception of a medical emergency – in this case, a signed document must be sent to our office from your doctor. Thank you!
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