We are currently taking bookings from November 2018 through April 2019. Clinic options include:
Hosting a clinic can be very rewarding. As the organizer, you are in charge of organizing a clinic from start to finish - with our help, of course!.
You'll be bringing like minded people together to learn, have fun and engage with their horses in a positive, progressive atmosphere.
Depending on the clinic you choose to host, we have between 5 and 10 people allowing for a great deal of individual attention.
In fact, our Progressive Horsemanship clinics are 100% 1 on 1.
You can host one of our Amazing Clinics!
Small group sizes make for awesome clinics!
We have no pre-requisites and no restrictions :)
...includes a large arena, acres of grass and trails in the trees.
Building leadership based on the language of the horse.
Hills, water crossings, a suspension bridge and even rain!
Group games and challenges make our clinics FUN!
Over 100 different obstacles!
You'll learn how groundwork, in-hand and liberty directly enhance your riding.
We conduct clinics, training and lessons at our home ranch and on road. If you'd like us to come to you - we will!
Our extensive obstacle and trail courses are the perfect training ground to develop your leadership, communication and produce an athletic, confident horse.
From time to time we partner up with leading industry professionals to offer added clinic components including equine biomechanics, anatomy, hoof and health care.
* If you're a site member, you already have access.
Such a diverse group of fun loving people and horses dedicated to work toward one goal, gaining a better understanding of each other. It wasn't about controlling your equine partner, but working together as a unit. I've found this lacking in many clinics, yet it is the quintessential key to a obtaining a true partnership with your horse. - Sharon
I learned that I have a lot more work to do in the trust and patience department than my horse does. How he puts up with me I'll never know. I also learned that when I have his mind, he will do his best to please me, what more can you ask for.
The way you have clinic set up is great! There are plenty of things to do without crowding others or getting in others way. I look forward to seeing the new challenges you plan on having for everyone this year.
I will and have recommended your clinics to anyone looking to improve their knowledge of horse handling as well as biomechanics. There are so many horse people out there that should learn more about their equine friends. I myself look forward to your assistance with my horses in the future.
My best memories of the clinic I attended last summer was that it was able to show me how to work through an obstacle in a manner that was comfortable for my horse. Being able to actually do an obstacle course with the tools needed to be able to move whichever part of the horse's body that I needed to in order to manoeuvre through the obstacle was a rewarding feeling as opposed to forcing him through the obstacle just because I know it was safe regardless of how my horse felt about it. - Corry
I learned how to begin the journey of becoming a better partner to my horse. I learned how to respectfully respond to my horse when he has become scared of an object, as well as also learned the difference of whether he was actually scared or whether he was just testing me so he didn't have to do an obstacle.
I cannot think of what I would change in future clinics. All clinicians there that day were organized, patient with clients, very knowledgeable in their field, and all knew how to teach/present their knowledge professionally and in a fun manner !!
Best memories of the clinic was having different people with their different horses, skill levels, and ways of doing things coming together and it was just so peaceful and a fun environment to get our horses and ourselves through our tendencies and uncertainties! It was just so much fun and a good chance to tackle those hard things through play. - Emiline
What I learned about myself and Joe was I was tending to not hold him accountable, I would baby him when he didn't need it (like jumping into the water ahead of him instead of sending him over)which would make him suck back and get muddled. So it was so good to see that in action in an environment where we could work through it with support.
Things are going great! I had about 10 amazing rides on Cooper at the end of summer.
We accomplished our 10 hour Ice Lake mountain ride and Cooper never missed a beat. We tackled many river crossings for the first time and some crazy hills.
We also completed the Yaha Tinda Poker Rally ride where there was a runaway mule whizzing past us and surprisingly Cooper was the only one to just stop and stare, he was the calmest. - Katelyn Feb 2017
I learned how I could train my horse to be calm and follow my lead; that I am part of the herd and the leader of that herd. The best part was the 1 on 1 time spent with each individual and realizing that I have the ability to teach myself and my horse. Scott has a real passion for what he does and it comes across very strongly in his classes. - Kathy Feb 2017
I absolutely love your one on one approach. Your style that is very clear on principle and instruction but also relaxed and sensing individual needs in the moment. Really great environment to learn. - Katherine May 2017
The most valuable thing I learned was how to talk "horse". - Melissa May 2017
The clinic leader Scott was very knowledgeable about horse behaviour and biomechanics, and how we can influence the horse to learn to be better under saddle and how to handle stressors using groundwork. Then riding becomes easier and I was able to use much softer aids while on the horse. I found this clinic very helpful for my riding. Also focuses on individual needs of each participant. Scott is very positive and encouraging also. - Pauline May 2017
I learned to try to think like a horse, reward try, and not get obsessed with the end result in your own mind. Just wished I could do it every other weekend for a day! - Astrid May 2017
It was a real strength that the clinic was flexible to the group and the individual needs and not a "canned" format. The most important thing was learning the importance of focus and having clear communication. I attended a clinic last year and with a repeat this year I was able to solidify previous information and then build on more learning. - Mandy Jun 2017
The clinic is a fluid system with the content evolving with the problems arising and questions of the participants. - Darin Jun 2017
How to get my horses eye and ask him to relax and follow me- with this I think we can do anything together. Very nice weekend with Scott and my horse. We got past some fear issues and by using his techniques and asking my horse to relax while moving into pressure we did so much more than I thought we could. Great weekend! We will Be back! - Jennifer Jun 2017
I learned to instill confidence in your horse so that he has total trust in you. - Terri Jun 2017
The venue and the facilities were great. Loved the corrals for the horses and the ability to camp beside them. I look forward to coming back. - Wendy Jun 2017
AHC creates the positive conditions for success and growth for both horse and human, no matter their current abilities. I learned that pressure and release principles for leadership can help my horse seek me out as a safe space. Appreciated the progressive approach (building blocks to success); more stuffed animals (LOL) since my horse really liked them. Group work added an interesting element and was "herd building". - Sandy Jun 2017
There isnt one single thing I learned... there are many. Timing/ connect/releases are up at the top of the list. Focus, feel and space are others. Just being with the horse and gaining confidence as a team. Obstacles and trails are awesome to work with. - Marg Jun 2017
Thank you Scott, for being patient and understanding. Your knowledge and commitment is outstanding and I look forward to many many more clinics. - Tammy Jun 2017
The location is quite nice, and the facility is set up well for the horse. There's also lots of room for your truck and trailer... - Wanda Jun 2017
I enjoyed the variety of obstacles and feedback of the instructor. - Bev Apr 2017
Thanks for all your help, I can't wait to come to the next clinic! It was all amazing. I learned lots from observing all the other people you were helping too. I learned the tools to use to help my horse deal with his fears. - Brenda Apr 2017
I learned how to release the tension in my horse. Everything was good. The softness and patience aspect of approaching my horse and working through things...learning how to have my horse respect my space. You should move closer to us! - Donna Apr 2017
Excellent. Loved it all! Learning about stress and what causes horses to tense then teaching them how to handle stress by trusting the handler. - Elana Aug 2017
[My biggest learing was] releasing pressure for my young mare. Helping her to find calm and trust when she's anxious or excited. Great place and well organized. Scott was a great host and always ready to answer any questions all these dressage riders had. - Carla Aug 2017
The concept of space had more meaning for me. I think that is because of [my horse's] behavior and you pointing out just what was going on with him. All of my questions were answered and I left with what I already knew strengthened. - Marjorie Aug 2017
[I learned] How to reward a try by working to get one step closer to a difficult obstacle and getting them to relax at that spot. - Charlotte Aug 2017
"you don't have to be perfect at step 1 before trying step 2" - Gail Aug 2017
Excellent clinic , learned alot about horse behaviour, how to be a leader my horse could trust. - Pam Jul 2017
The most important thing I learned was How to get my horses attention / connection through the poll / eye contact. - Cheryl Jul 2017
This was the single most helpful and common sense clinic I have ever been to. The instructions and help from Scott were clear and very helpful. He was always available to help and answered any questions I had. - Cathy Jul 2017
By being the leader, and demonstrating leadership, I could help my horse overcome his fear. Scott has a way of helping both the rider and horse deal with issues. He explains things in ways that are easy to understand and implement. I learned so much, and made so much progress with my horse in just three days. I will definitely come back to continue my work with this horse, and hopefully to get help starting another. - Brenda Jul 2017
I tried things at the clinic that I would never have tried otherwise. I am looking forward to learning more, gaining confidence and having fun! - Laura Sep 2017
I learned about the subtle small things that make a big difference and affect every other thing you do with your horse. - Monica Sep 2017
Really enjoyed the 3 days. I learned a lot about how my horse reacts to new tasks with the obstacles, and how I react to those reactions. I learned to relax and work through issues by breaking the task down when he is in situations that put him out of his comfort zone. - Barbara Sep 2017
Scott is very knowledgeable on the content and expressed it very well. - Bernice and Art Sep 2017
Scott bases the content on your individual needs. - Darlene Oct 2017
A comfortable and fun place to visit and train at. - Lisa Oct 2017
Really enjoyed my weekend at Amazing Horse Country’s progressive clinic! My goal is to integrate at least one strategy or concept into my horsemanship and I certainly achieved this goal! - Brenda Oct 2017
[I learned] That the term "go back to the basics" doesnt mean once a week or month or year but every time during your daily ride that you lose your horses total concentration and connection. Also that your horse is not with you if havent got both his eye and and his balanced forward movement with him stepping under his "center". Learning the "physics" part of why you lift not pull back or to the side when asking for flexion at the jaw really cleared something up for me. I dont think in physics but having the physics explained made it so clear. Thankyou Scott. - Teri Nov 2017
Scott’s approach not only allows the horses to find confidence but also the owners. Thank goodness we found him! - Andrea Apr 2018
Thanks for the excellent clinic! You are so good at reading horses and working through the layers. I always learn so much.
Thank you for being so patient and working Smarty through his problem places.
I can tell you how much I appreciate it.
- Mary Jun 2018
I learned that you want to have your horse release to you with pressure. I also really valued learning about how to work with my horse in an assertive manner and earning his trust. - Krystal Jun 2017
NUI came out of the clinic listening to my horse in a new way, and having convinced him it was worth his time to listen to me.LL - Star Jun 2018
Just want to send you a heart felt “thank you” for all the guidance, challenges, patience, confidence and insight you provided to our group over the past four days at the clinic. So excited to continue my journey with my equine partners. - Cindy Jul 2018
I know if they could, our horses would also thank you for giving us the tools to help us to start understanding them better. I want to also thank both you and Jody for your kindness and the words of encouragement. You have made a positive and memorable impact on our lives and we appreciate your desire to share your knowledge. We will definitely be back for some more learning and fun! - - A Horsemanship / Biomechanics Participant Jul 2018
What a great format for learning. So much one on one training as well as the opportunity to watch and learn from other participants. Incredible (and sometimes a little emotional) to watch the breakthrough moments for handler and horse. - Shasta Aug 2018
Zeus is amazing! I could watch him for hours. What an inspiring and humbling experience to just be in his presence. Thank you for sharing your time together with us. - Shasta Aug 2018
Awesome clinic again Scott! You are such a great and patient teacher! Thanks 😀 - Saskia Aug 2018
Got to tell you Scott, your patient leadership taught us sooo much! Can't thank you enough!! - Ross Aug 2018
Well organized with small classes. Everyone gets individual lesson time and they also observe and participate by commenting and asking questions during other lessons. Thus, the entire day is a learning experience. - Chris Aug 2018
Clinics with Scott open up new possibilities and endeavors with your horse. - April Aug 2018
Informative and effective concepts. I like the approach of helping owners understand their horses. - Leslie Aug 2018
The first day of the clinic I learned how to get a better stop on my horse. The second and third day I felt I had the confidence to introduce my horse to a side pull and ride her in it.
Given the leadership skills I learned this week, I may even try Rain in her first parade this weekend. - Wendy Aug 2018
It was a very positive environment and I could tell that the obstacles and trail creations were a work of someone very passionate. I had a great time with my mare and it definitely helped my communication and understanding of her. I really enjoyed learning Scott's approach to introducing new scary things and teaching the horse to deal with pressure. Emphasis on softness and using the rein as a positive. - Jesseca Aug 2018
Well organized, thoughtfully designed obstacles, practical on trail experience, valuable trail riding information, good discussions - Gail Sep 2018
It is well organized and one receives lots of information and instruction and time and area to practice what one is learning. - Marjorie Sep 2018
We offer a variety of clinics all year round, on and off the ranch.
Get your horse ready for the trail, learn new skills or just brush up.
Take your horsemanship to the next level, get ready to compete or just have fun!
A 100% one-on-one clinic format. We work on what you want to work on.
Beginner to advanced. We have horses available for new riders too!
We have no prerequisites and no restrictions. Our clients range from those new with horses to competitive riders in disciplines from reining to dressage.
Every horse and rider has different requirements and goals. We work one on one with you, helping you set goals and develop a solid plan on how to get there.
Discover how to ensure consistent success with an athletic, proud horse that will try anything with you!
We integrate a sound knowledge of the horse's biomechanics, coupled with training that revolves around communicating with your horse in his native language.
Thus our programs produce horses that are willing, free of stress and able to use their bodies to their full atheletic potential.
Our home ranch is near Spruce View, Alberta. We're excited to bring our clinics to your arena too! If you're interested in hosting a clinic, let's chat!
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