Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Iceman's First Clinic

Wow! We had such an amazing day out at the ranch on Sunday! The clinic with Joe Weitekamp turned out to be a huge success and proved to be an educational and fun day for all who participated.

We had a wonderful mix of Shiloh horses, trailer ins from Las Vegas (all Mustangs), and plenty of auditors. A big thanks goes out for everyone who came out for the event! We couldn't have done it without you! Be sure to check out Shiloh's Daily Blog for more pictures from the clinic!

Eric was the handler of Iceman for the clinic, and along with the other horse/handler teams, they followed Joe's lead for a full days worth of learning. This clinic was geared toward handling Mustangs, so we were also able to implement this methods with our Rescue horses perfectly. Joe started with gaining respect first, moved on with Round Pen techniques, and finished off with disengaging exercises. Iceman did such a great job considering this was his first time in this type of environment, and proved that he can handle crowds, noice, and action.

We hope to provide Horsemanship clinics with Joe Weitekamp at Shiloh at least twice a year, with the next one being tentatively scheduled for May 2010. Thank you Deonna and Tara for the pictures of Iceman!

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