We are pleased to offer a wide variety of clinics this year!
Clinics will be Taught by Caylyn Walker and/or Melissa Bayer!
Caylyn Walker and Melissa Bayer are teaming up to offer a wide variety of clinics for the 2021 season! Clinics are offered individually or in combination (you get to choose!). They can be hosted at Blitzen Estate, Heroncrest Farms (Yes! They have an indoor arena!) or can be hosted at your own barn. Clinics are offered across Canada! Contact us to get your quote today!
Trick Horse Clinic's: Click Here for More Info!
Body Work Clinic's: Click Here for More Info!
Who Are the Clinicians? Caylyn Walker & Melissa Bayer (click each name!)
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To book a participant spot for any of the clinics below being offered at Blitzen Estate or Heroncrest stables payment must be paid in full. To adhere to COVID restrictions all participants must pre-register. Numbers will be limited as per COVID safety guidelines. Face coverings are required except when working with a horse in the arena. Clinics will run rain or shine unless the weather is deemed dangerous. Rain out dates (for weather deemed dangerous) for outdoor clinics are posted. Refunds will not be given unless accompanied by a vet note.
That's a Wrap! - Learn To Bandage Clinic
In this clinic students will learn all about common and uncommon bandaging techniques such as standing wraps, shipping wraps, polo wraps, types of boots, tail wraps, spider bandages and more!
We will review common bandaging problems, when each type of wrap should or should not be used and best of all students will get to practice all type of wraps on a horse!
This clinic is being offered at Heroncrest Farms on March 15th from 6-8pm. Cost $35/person
Tack Cleaning Clinic
In this clinic students will learn all about cleaning different pieces of equipment and tack. From bits, to saddle and bridles (yes, we will even teach you how to put the bridles back together again!) What products work and what methods are the best? Take this clinic and find out!
This clinic is being offered at Heroncrest Stables March 22nd from 6-8pm. Cost: $35/person
Bringing a Horse Back into Condition Clinic
In this clinic participants will learn how to bring a horse back into condition after time off. Did you have a lazy winter, don't have access to reasonable footing in the icy season or perhaps have a horse coming back to work after an injury? Take this clinic to learn how to properly increase the fitness of your horse and help avoid common injuries when horses are pushed too hard too fast!
This clinic is being offered at Heroncrest stables on March 18th from 6-8pm. Participant cost $35/person
Learn to Lunge Clinic
Why do we lunge? What are the benefits of lunging? Is lunging just used to 'burn off steam' or when is it appropriate to lunge? What are the techniques, what equipment should you use and how does body language play into lunging?
Find out answers to all of these questions and more in this clinic! This is also a pre-requisite clinic to our liberty lunging clinic!!
This clinic is being hosted at Heroncrest stables on March 29th from 6-8pm. Participant cost $35/person
Tack Cleaning Social
Once a month we will be offering a Tack Cleaning Social. bring a chair, bring some of your tack that needs a much needed scrubbing and come hang out with us! Snacks will be provided, feel free to bring a beverage or two and let's share some horse gossip!!
Cost: $20/person; location TBA
Next Tack Cleaning Social Dates:
April 15th 6-8pm
May 6th 6-8pm
Be Prepared! Horse Show Prep Clinic!
Liberty Lunging Clinic
Have you ever wanted to get started on liberty work and been fascinated by how people get their horses to lunge at liberty? This clinic is for you! You will get hands on time with one of our liberty horses and learn the ins and outs of liberty lunging and recall! The lunging course is a pre-requisite to this course!!
This clinic is being hosted by Heroncrest Stables on April 26th from 6-8pm. Participant cost: $35/person
Tack and Effects! A Multi-Part Series!
What effect do different bits have, what tools should be used and when? How do they effect the horse? How should a bridle fit? What type of halter should I use? Is it better to use a running or standing martingale?
In this clinic series we will discuss a wide variety of horse equipment (common and rare!). Have questions about specific equipment? Let us know and we will incorporate it into our series!
The next Tack and Effects Clinic will be held April 8th at Heroncrest Stables from 6-8pm. Participant Cost: $35
The Mirage of Dressage! What Does a Dressage Judge See?
In this clinic participants will get the chance to sit down centreline just like a dressage judge! See what the judge sees and learn how this can effect the marks you get when you ride through a dressage test! Watch horses and riders complete tests, hear the comments of the judge and understand how a scribe does their job!
This clinic will be held June 16th at Blitzen Estate from 6-8pm. Participant Cost: $35
We are thrilled to be offering a full de-spookifying course at Blitzen Estate this year. Learn how to read your horses' body language and how to introduce him to new and alarming objects. How do we build confidence in our horses that will create a stronger partnership between horse and rider? What are common mistakes handlers make and how do you avoid making them?
Get off-property experience with your horse, encounter fun and challenging obstacles! We will add new obstacles monthly to the course!
The next clinic will be held monthly at Blitzen Estate from 6-8pm. (Additional dates/times may be added if needed). Cost is $50/participant
May 13th Rain out date May 20th
June 17th Rain Out date June 24th
Aug 19th Rain out date Aug 26th
Sept 16th Rain out date Set 23rd
Oct 14th Rain out date Oct 21st.
Ride a Test - Dressage Test Prep!
Are you entering an online show, but don't have the arena set up, don't have a camera person or don't have a reader and need one?
Do you want a practice run with helpful, immediate feedback on the test you are planning to ride at a show? How about some tips and tricks to gain extra points on your test?
We are offering ALL of these services at our Dressage test nights which will be offered monthly! Have you're ride recorded, get immediate written feedback about your test and take home the comment on a printed test sheet! We will also give you immediate pointers that will help improve your test scores!
This clinic will be held monthly at Blitzen Estate from 6-8pm. Participant cost: $50
May 11th Rain out date May 18th
June 15th Rain out date June 22nd
Aug 17th Rain out date Aug 24th
Sept 14th Rain out date Sept 21st
Oct 12th Rain out date Oct 14th
Trailer Loading, but SO MUCH MORE
The trailer loading and so much more series will be offered to cover not just loading a horse in the trailer, but EVERYTHING you must know! Covering topics such as: what you should pack in your trailer, vet supplies, what temperature you're trailer gets to, how to change a popped trailer tire, how to back up a trailer with confidence, the pros and cons of different trailer types and even how to hook up a trailer we will have you covered! This clinic will be offered as a series throughout the summer offering a new topic in each clinic!
Of course we will also cover how to teach your horse to become confident with trailer loading!
More information coming soon!!
Introduction to Trick Training and Bodywork Clinic
This is the perfect course for horses and humans that are wanting a non-mounted clinic! Half of the day will be spent first learning about trick horse training and then teaching your horse a variety of fun tricks including hugs, smiles, pedestal work, basic ground control, targeting and more.
The other half of the day will be spent learning all about equine body work. Learn safe and beneficial stretches for your horse and why small things make such big differences!
The next clinic will be held at Blitzen Estate on June 6th and again on June 16th from 9am- 4:30pm
Cost per participant: $180. This fee includes free access to our online trick training course the Fundamentals!
If you would like to register in a half day to either the Bodywork clinic OR the Trick Training clinic cost is $95/participant.
Learn to Ground Drive Clinic!
Learn to Long Line!
In this clinic you will learn all about long lining! The purpose, how to juggle two lines effectively! Tips and tricks as well as the equipment necessary and safety points! Before taking this clinic you must be proficient with lunging and ground driving!
Location and Dates TBA!
Feel At Home With the Foals!
Looking for a fun way to de-stress and learn at the same time! Come join us for an evening with the Blitzen Morgan foals! Hang out and watch their antics, interact with the young ones while learning all about horse (and foal) behaviour. Learn how we handle our foals and teach them the basics right from the get go!
Location: Blitzen Estate; Cost $35/person