Going to a Clinic? Set Up for Success

breaks down what to consider, and what to expect, in the latest episode of Ride on with Julie Goodnight. (JulieGoodnight.com/Podcast)

“After several decades of teaching horsemanship clinics, as well as participating in many clinics myself as a rider, I have a good perspective on how clinics work, from both sides,” says Goodnight. “I’ve put together some tips to help riders get the most out of the experience and to help them prepare for the big day.”

Goodnight answers several common questions:

  • What types of clinics are there?
  • Are you ready to attend a clinic?
  • Should you ride or audit?
  • How do you figure out the right clinic or clinician for you and your horse?
  • What do you need to do to get ready?

After the decisions, plans and preparation are finished, Goodnight offers advice about what to expect (from the clinic, your horse and yourself), and how to keep a positive mindset throughout the clinic.

“You and your horse gain invaluable experience just from hauling to the clinic, riding in unfamiliar circumstances and having to focus in a distracting environment,” says Goodnight. “This alone can advance your confidence as a team, building a stronger bond between you and your horse.”

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About Ride On with Julie Goodnight

With over 200,000 downloads and more than 70 episodes to date, Ride On with Julie Goodnight  offers informative and entertaining topics about horse training and equestrian sports. This podcast is for every horse enthusiast, at any level. Whether listeners are brushing up on horse training skills or learning something new, each episode inspires, informs and motivates them to achieve new heights in their horsemanship. In the What the Hay? Q&A segment, Goodnight answers listener questions with candid answers and practical solutions based on her lifetime of experience with horses.

About Julie Goodnight

Goodnight is well-known as the popular host and producer of Horse Master, a successful how-to TV series on handling, riding, and training horses. Goodnight travels extensively sharing her no-nonsense horsemanship with riders of all disciplines, as well as offering online training and coaching, a popular podcast, and a syndicated column on horsemanship. Goodnight is experienced with many kinds of riding—she grew up on the hunter-jumper circuits in Florida, rode racehorses through college, and is now at home in the West. She and her husband, Rich Moorhead, live in the mountains near Salida, Colorado, and enjoy riding the trails and training cow-horses.

Explore Goodnight’s training library of articles, videos, and more at JulieGoodnight.com/Academy.


Megan Fischer

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