Jun
7
to Jun 9

June 7-9, Cow Working Clinic, Novato Horsemen Arena, Novato, CA

*Thanks, everyone - this clinic is full! Email to get on the waiting list or if there’s enough interest I’ll put on another one.

This is three days of handling cattle in the tradition of the working ranch. Your horse will be exposed to cattle in a non-threatening, learning environment and you will learn how to read, approach and move cattle effectively. Good horsemanship is a big and necessary part of it - we'll work on that too!

Auditors are welcome, pay at the gate. $25 for the day or $60 for the entire weekend. Please no dogs within 250’ of the arena.

Register below or contact: info@chrisellsworthhorsemanship.com or (307) 689 9017 for more information.                     

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Jun
15
9:00 AM09:00

June 15, Learning the Ropes Clinic Series, Rawking Horse Ranch, Briones, CA

Learning the cowboy art of roping can be a beautiful, horizon-expanding experience. Or it can be overwhelming, frustrating and downright dangerous. This is true for both the horse and the prospective cowboy or cowgirl. Learning the Ropes is a three-part series is designed to teach the basics of roping to riders and their horses in a way that is safe and understandable. In Part One I’ll show you the basics of rope handling: how to coil, swing, throw and dally, as well as exercises to get your horse comfortable with the rope. From there we can progress to handling reins and rope together, positioning for the throw, handling the rope after a catch and what to do if trouble arises in Parts Two and Three. We’ll be using a towable roping dummy instead of live cattle to minimize the danger to horse and rider. Because each step in this process is so important, these clinics are only available as a full series.

Auditors welcome.

Please, no dogs at Rawking Horse.

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Jul
13
9:00 AM09:00

July 13, Learning the Ropes Part Two, Rawking Horse Ranch, Briones, CA

Learning the cowboy art of roping can be a beautiful, horizon-expanding experience. Or it can be overwhelming, frustrating and downright dangerous. This is true for both the horse and the prospective cowboy or cowgirl. Learning the Ropes is a three-part series is designed to teach the basics of roping to riders and their horses in a way that is safe and understandable. In Part One I’ll show you the basics of rope handling: how to coil, swing, throw and dally, as well as exercises to get your horse comfortable with the rope. From there we can progress to handling reins and rope together, positioning for the throw, handling the rope after a catch and what to do if trouble arises in Parts Two and Three. We’ll be using a towable roping dummy instead of live cattle to minimize the danger to horse and rider. Because each step in this process is so important, these clinics are only available as a full series. Register on the June 15 tab.

Auditors welcome

Please no dogs at Rawking Horse.

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Aug
17
9:00 AM09:00

August 17, Learning the Ropes Part Three, Rawking Horse Ranch, Briones, CA

Learning the cowboy art of roping can be a beautiful, horizon-expanding experience. Or it can be overwhelming, frustrating and downright dangerous. This is true for both the horse and the prospective cowboy or cowgirl. Learning the Ropes is a three-part series is designed to teach the basics of roping to riders and their horses in a way that is safe and understandable. In Part One I’ll show you the basics of rope handling: how to coil, swing, throw and dally, as well as exercises to get your horse comfortable with the rope. From there we can progress to handling reins and rope together, positioning for the throw, handling the rope after a catch and what to do if trouble arises in Parts Two and Three. We’ll be using a towable roping dummy instead of live cattle to minimize the danger to horse and rider. Because each step in this process is so important, these clinics are only available as a full series. Register on the June 15 tab.

Auditors welcome

Please no dogs at Rawking Horse.

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Sep
9
to Sep 12

September 9-12, Ranch Horse Course, V6 Ranch, Parkfield, CA

Good ranch horses are about the most versatile horses on earth and you can’t make one overnight—but you can get a pretty nice start by coming to the 2019 Ranch Horse Course. This year we are excited to hold it at the beautiful V6 Ranch, Parkfield, CA! Learn the true art of handling cattle from horseback with the entire ranch as your classroom. You’ll get a feel for it in the arena and then it’s out on the range for the real thing with a teacher who’s the real deal. There’ll be everything you and your horse need to get started or get better at being a ranch horse. The skills and confidence you take home can improve your time on the trail, in the arena or down the center line.

And if you don’t have a horse of your own, a limited number of V6 ranch horses are available to ride in this clinic!!! $300 for the clinic or $100/day. Contact us to reserve a horse.

The $1150 clinic fee includes your meals (Mon lunch-Thur breakfast), camping (trailer or tent), bathrooms and showers, a place for your horse and the use of cattle and ranch.

*Bunkhouse, glamping units and the Parkfield Lodge are available at additional cost. Contact us for details!

Deposits are non-refundable.

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Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

April 27, Trails, Trailers and Trailer Safety, Rawking Horse Ranch, Briones, CA

Trail riders, it’s your turn! At this clinic there’ll be obstacles for sure but we’re going beyond just that. During the riding session I’ll be covering topics such as what to do when one horse is too fast but another is too slow, jigging, balking, riding alone, or riding in a group with a horse who does not play well with others - all sorts of things that can challenge a trail rider. Then, in the trailering session, we’ll get into the nuts and bolts of the matter. Do you know how to tell if your hitch is properly secured? How to change a tire in a pinch? How to check the floor or how to use your mirrors? Yup, I’ll even do a trailer loading demo with the hows and whys and what to look fors. Come and join us on the 27th and get ready for this trail season!

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Apr
20
9:00 AM09:00

April 20, Flagging Clinic, Rawking Horse Ranch, Briones, CA

This is the third in a three-part monthly series (2/16, 3/16, 4/20). Designed in a way that each clinic lays the foundation for the next, so you can develop solid fundamentals and remember them! The mechanical cow, or “flag,” can be a great teaching tool for your horse when used correctly. Learn to use it the right way - these clinics are structured to help your horse improve his balance, agility and strength. You’ll have fun while you’re at it too. There will be plenty of individual instruction on important flag working principles to help bring out the most in your horse. Good horsemanship, form and movement will be stressed at all times. Because I strongly believe in not skipping any steps, I will be offering a $60 discount to those who buy the whole series. $270 for all three clinics or $110 for each. Sign up today!

*please no dogs at Rawking Horse

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Mar
22
to Mar 24

March 22-24, Three-day Horsemanship Clinic, NCEFT, Woodside, CA

This three day clinic will focus on becoming the best horse/human partnership you and your equine friend can be. This clinic has a new format that includes sections including riding, good manners on the ground, anatomy, unmounted work to enhance riding ability and a bonus demo on using one horse to help another. It’s a complete immersion into the art of horsemanship and there’s something special for your no matter where you are in your journey. All skill levels/disciplines are welcome.

Clinic Hours: Friday 1-4:00, Saturday 9-4:00 and Sunday 9-noon.

*Auditors $25/day or $60 for the weekend (per insurance regulations, please no dogs)

**Deposits are non-refundable

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Mar
16
9:00 AM09:00

March 16, Flagging Clinic, Rawking Horse Ranch, Briones, CA

This is the second in a three-part monthly series (2/16, 3/16, 4/20). Designed in a way that each clinic lays the foundation for the next, so you can develop solid fundamentals and remember them! The mechanical cow, or “flag,” can be a great teaching tool for your horse when used correctly. Learn to use it the right way - these clinics are structured to help your horse improve his balance, agility and strength. You’ll have fun while you’re at it too. There will be plenty of individual instruction on important flag working principles to help bring out the most in your horse. Good horsemanship, form and movement will be stressed at all times. Because I strongly believe in not skipping any steps, I will be offering a $60 discount to those who buy the whole series. $270 for all three clinics or $110 for each. Sign up today!

*please no dogs at Rawking Horse

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Feb
16
9:00 AM09:00

February 16, Flagging Clinic, Rawking Horse Ranch, Briones, CA

This is the first in a three-part monthly series (2/16, 3/16, 4/20). Designed in a way that each clinic lays the foundation for the next, so you can develop solid fundamentals and remember them! The mechanical cow, or “flag,” can be a great teaching tool for your horse when used correctly. Learn to use it the right way - these clinics are structured to help your horse improve his balance, agility and strength. You’ll have fun while you’re at it too. There will be plenty of individual instruction on important flag working principles to help bring out the most in your horse. Good horsemanship, form and movement will be stressed at all times. Because I strongly believe in not skipping any steps, I will be offering a $60 discount to those who buy the whole series. $270 for all three clinics or $110 for each. Sign up today!

* (please no dogs at Rawking Horse)

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