Trail Riding Clinics

Be confident and safe on the trails.
Join us for a 3 or 4 day clinic where we focus on you and your horse as a confident team!

You'll learn to:

  • Turn a nervous horse into a confident horse;
  • Work your horse though a variety of environmental scenarios (see below)
  • Introduce your horse to something new;
  • Eliminate 'issues' with a positive leadership style;
  • Connect with your horse so that he follows your focus and feel;
  • Overcome rider fear and anxiety;
  • Develop effortless and balanced riding

Who is this clinic for?

Everyone - all riding styles and disciplines benefit!  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.
  • 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.


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

Our goal is that you leave from our clinic with the confidence to haul your horse to the mountains for an overnight trip.  Our clinics include short classroom sessions where we learn about how to build a confident trail horse, share our trail riding knowledge and learn about responsible riding and trail practices.

Every horse and rider is different and all have unique skills and needs.  One-on-one, we'll work with you and your horse to determine where you're at and specifically what your team needs to be successful on the trail.



We work 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 comprehensive trail obstacle course.  It’s outdoors in a natural environment.  Hills, trees, twisty trails and other natural obstacles exist, and we have a multitude of obstacles and challenges to make the course as interesting and fun as possible including bridges (even a suspension bridge and drawbridge), rain, thunder & lightning, gates, atvs and bicycles, animals and birds that move in the trees and more.

*NOTE* We offer two different trail clinics:

Trail Clinic 1: This is for horses/riders that are new or beginner trail riders AND experienced trail riders looking to add some great new tools to their horsemanship toolbox.  If you have not taken a clinic with us before - this is a perfect starting point.  We cover all the horsemanship basics you need to be successful on the trail.  The clinic is a combination of classroom, working on specific obstacles as a group and riding several short trails on the ranch where we work on specific trail obstacles.

Trail Clinic 2: This clinic is for those that have previously attended an Amazing Horse Country Trail or Obstacle clinic.  We'll build on your knowledge and we'll get in to some more advanced horsemanship and trail riding skills.  In these clinics we'll be heading off the ranch to some great trail destinations, including an overnight in the mountains!

These clinics are NOT guided trail rides; they are continution of the clinic on real mountain trails.  They are geared toward those with little/no trail experience.  If you are an experienced trail rider looking to build on your skill set and work through issues with your horse the Trail 1 / Obstacle or Progressive clinics would be much more beneficial.

Our schedule is set up so that the majority of the Trail 1 clinics are before the Trail 2 clinics.  That way you can attend both in one season!  River levels are also lower in the summer/fall.

Just like on the trail, we end each night with a campfire too!

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Fun on our Trail Course

Suspension Bridge

Our 20' suspension bridge.

Water Crossing

Our trail course includes water crossing and even rain!

Mountain Riding

Riding out - putting it all together!

More about Scott Phillips and Amazing Horse Country.

Questions and Answers about our clinics and facility.