What To Expect
Do you have a particular problem you’re trying to solve with your horse but with no luck?
Or, maybe you want to create a stronger bond with your horse and you need some one-on-one guidance to show you how to do it?
At my Gascon Horsemanship clinics, you will …
- Identify the root of the problem(s) you’re experiencing
- Discover how to speak the language of the horse so you can solve the problem
- Learn a simple way to communicate with your horse so he or she knows what you’re asking them to do (and will actually do it)
What happens at a Gascon Horsemanship Clinic?
At a Gascon Horsemanship clinic, you’ll see me work up to 10 different horses, one at a time. The age, breed, discipline, etc. will vary depending on what horses are brought in by participants. I’ll explain different problems, solutions, and challenges as I work with each horse.
If you bring your horse to the clinic as a participant, I’ll work with you and your horse individually on the specific challenges you’re encountering and can keep it as basic or advanced as you wish.
If you’re auditing, you’ll watch from the stands/seats and I’ll share on the microphone what we’re doing so you can learn along with the participants. The whole clinic is an open Q & A for all auditors and participants so please ask any questions that you may have.
I’m known for simplifying often hard-to-grasp concepts so whether you’re a participant or an auditor, I’ll make sure you know what’s going on with each horse and are able to take what you’re learning at the clinic and apply it with your horse at home.
What’s a typical clinic like?
I’ll work each horse individually, up to 10 horses per day. The first day I’ll take the horse through the groundwork until the horse is ready to get under saddle, solving issues and problems in every step. The second day is for the participant to do the groundwork with their horse and ride him to be sure they know what to work on once they get home.
During sessions, the auditors and other riders will watch and learn from each other.
During the first day, Michael will work your horse through all of his tests and pinpoint your challenges. Depending on where your horse lands on the tests during the clinic, you will most likely ride your horse towards the end of the session.
The second day you will do most of the groundwork and riding yourself. This allows you to know how to keep working when you get home.
Can’t attend both days? You’re still welcome!
While having the second day of the clinic allows me to make even more progress with your horse towards your goals, you’re welcome to just attend Day 1, if needed. I’ll help you and your horse, just as explained for Day 1. If you aren’t attending Day 2, I’ll do my best to make sure you get to work hands-on with your horse quicker so that you’re prepared and confident to continue working your horse once you're home after the clinic.
No matter where you and your horse are on the journey of riding and horsemanship, you are welcome at my clinics.
As I like to say …
There’s no problem too big or too small.
Gascon Horsemanship can fix them all!
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Interested In Hosting A Public Or Private Clinic?
I’d love to bring my Gascon Horsemanship methods to your farm!
Hosting a Gascon Horsemanship clinic is very straightforward. All you need is a location, an open date, and some horses to work. We are happy to travel anywhere in the world, so let’s make some horsemanship magic in your neck of the woods!
Clinic Host Requirements:
- Fenced-in area with good footing. A round pen is a big plus, but not a requirement.
- Restroom for all attendees.
Area for auditors to sit; this can be either bleachers or chairs (if public clinic).
- Plan B in case of bad weather. (If you do not have a covered arena or round pen you may check the area and see if there is a covered arena nearby that you can rent or borrow if needed.)
- Lunch for all attendees. This can be everything from pizza, catering to something home-cooked. We ask that all the participants and auditors pay the host $10/person for this meal.
How It Works:
I have good news! You don’t have to worry about managing registrations and ticketing as all participants and auditors will buy their tickets through my website unless this is a private clinic, then you will collect their payments.
You will be responsible for marketing your hosted clinic among friends and horse people around you so you can fill up the spots at the clinic. Gascon Horsemanship will provide you with a marketing flyer for your event.
Of course, I’ll list your clinic on my website and The Horse Guru Facebook page as well.
In addition to the items listed above, you’ll be responsible for travel and accommodations for Gascon Horsemanship as well as a $3,000/day fee. The participants and auditors will cover this charge as they pay their tickets and you as the host will get the remaining profit up to $1,000 (for public clinics). That’s why you’ll want to be sure you fill all the seats at the clinic!
- 2-3 Days Clinic
- $3,000 Per Day Plus Travel And
- Accommodation for Gascon Horsemanship
- 10 Participants / Horses Maximum Per Day (Private Clinics Can Be For 1 To 10 Participants / Horses)
- Unlimited Auditors