The clinics can be done in half day, one or two day formats and can accommodate up to 12 people per day. Students will learn how to teach their horses: Hug, smile, pedestal, say yes, play with toys, target, ground control, bow, wave and more!
Clinics start at just $500 for a group of 6 making them very affordable for anyone wanting to get involved. We are able to host clinics either at our outdoor arena at the farm or at a host location, whichever is easiest for you. All of the clinics include a demonstration with one of our trick horses to help students understand each trick they are trying to teach.
Private lessons onsite at our farm are $40 per 45min lesson. Group lessons are $30/person per 45min lesson. You are welcome to use one of our horses or bring your own!
We also will travel to sites for lessons however there must be approval by the barn manager and a mileage charge will be added to the cost of the lesson at a rate of $0.60/km which can be split amongst participants.
Why Trick Training?
Of course trick horse training can be taught to all ages of horses with any level of training. From halter broke yearlings all the way up to 30 year old retired riding horses, any horse can benefit from this type of training A horse does not need to be broke to ride and does not have to be athletically fit to be taught tricks. Trick training will help your horse become more flexible and balanced while developing trust and confidence in your as a handler.
Is Trick Training for Me?
I have taught many clinics with a wide arrangement of horses and participants. Most people come to the clinics with a great attitude and an open mind. They are willing to learn, work hard and have a ton of laughs. If you are one of those people, I am sure you will fall in love with trick training just as I have.
Don't have a horse? Caylyn loves a challange she has trick trained donkeys, goats, mules and even a Zebu cow!
Caylyn has performed Trick Horse Clinics and demonstrations all over Alberta (and now Ontario!) for everyone from 4H groups, horse owners, Canada Day events and even the Northlands Farm and Ranch show. Questions are always welcome, a new world of opportunities with your companion are just an email away!
Riley and Caylyn have been together for 13 years and like a true morgan, Riley is extremely versatile. He has competed in shows all over Alberta in numerous disciplines, but most impressively in 2012 he and Caylyn also won two World Championship titles in Dressage while in Oklahoma at the Morgan World Show.
Aside from actively competing, Riley is also our star for the trick horse clinics and demonstrations. He has a very engaging personality and loves to show off. He performs numerous tricks including: smile (his favourite), hugs, wave, high step walk, pedestal, pick up an object, play ball, say yes, say no, curtsy and most recently the rear.
While we are open for the Christmas season Riley, or one of our other talented horses, will often make impromptu performances! Check out our sister site Blitzen Morgans for more information on our horses!
Check out our Horseplay & Harmony promo video here:
We would love to host a clinic at your location, contact us for more details!!