Obstacle Course Clinics

Have fun while building a confident and athletic horse.


Our clinics are about having FUN with your horse, improving all facets of your riding skills and enhancing your relationship with your horse through the application of solid horsemanship principles. Clinics are also limited to 8-10 people for maximum one-on-one instruction.

In all of our clinics we touch on how horses communicate, think and how their bodies work. It's important knowledge to make sure we know how to develop our horses into the athletes they can be. We start off by working through exercises in the arena designed to build your leadership and communication skills with your horse and make you a solid team.

Then, we'll move to our exciting trail obstacle course. It’s outdoors in a natural environment. Hills, trees, trails and other natural obstacles exist, in addition to over 100 obstacles and challenges! We make the course as interesting and fun as possible.

"Working on obstacles is a proven way to strengthen your horsemanship skills and relationship with your horse regardless of discipline, breed or background." - Scott Phillips

What about me?

Each horse and rider has a different skill set.  Some people have been riding for years; some are new to horses.  Some people are starting a colt.  Some people want to develop their skills with an experienced horse.  Some are kids, some are adults.  We would more than welcome potential riders that have no experience with horses at all.

Rather than having every horse and rider perform the same exercise at the same time, we work with you and your horse individually, focusing on what you and your horse need in the moment. 

Every rider is guaranteed one-on-one time with Scott on the obstacle course, arena or round pen.

Who is this clinic for?

In a word: everyone!

If any of the following interests you, you'll have a great time:

  • Developing and strengthening the connection with your horse through a solid foundation of horsemanship.
  • Having fun with like-minded folks and their horses.
  • Improving and practicing your skills on the obstacle course for cowboy challenge and trail class events.
  • Building courage and pride in both you and your horse as you attempt and succeed at things you might not have realized possible.
  • Trying something new, challenging and incredibly rewarding for you and your horse.
  • Attending an event suitable for the whole family - our courses are suitable for everyone.

 

What are the objectives?

Everyone has different objectives when they come to a clinic.  Some want to learn about horses.  Some want to be better riders.  Some want to work on particular obstacles or riding maneuvers.  Some want to compete and others just want to try something new and fun.  Our clinics truly are for every horse and every rider, and we can guarantee that whatever your objectives are you will:

  1. Learn more about horses - how they think, how they communicate and how their bodies work.  
  2. Learn how to be a great leader of horses and apply the knowledge in (1) above.
  3. Have a ton of fun with our horses!

Obstacle 1 or Obstacle 2?

The Obstacle 1 clinic is a prerequisite for attending the Obstacle 2 clinic.  In the Obstace 1 clinic we become proficient with the a style of working with horses that promotes success in any endeavor.  In the Obstacle 2, we take those basics and work on speed with finesse, more challenging obstacles and games and dig deeper into athleticism and specific movements.

You might be thinking, "I can already do everything with my horse, so I think the Obstacle 2 would be a great choice."  That's great!  If you haven't taken the obstacle 1 course, it's still a prerequisite.  What I teach is unique in the industry and will add to your skill set, regardless of your proficiency or horse's ability.

More about Scott Phillips and Amazing Horse Country.

Questions and Answers about our clinics and facility.

 


 

Pool Noodles

Creative Obstacles

Fun games

Fun Games

 

 

 

Spud

Challenge Yourself!

Trailer at Amazing Horse Country

Camp with your horse - Individual Stalls

Amazing Backcountry Clinic

Scott and his mare, Belle, compete in a Cowboy Challenge