For those prices they should include a horse!
Of those you listed I think Chris cox is the only one that would interest me. However at those prices that isn't going to happen either. :shock:beats 1295 for Craig Cameron, 1200 for Chris Cox, 2000 for Clinton Anderson ( with a 20 page application, no less), and God forbid 3,200 for Pat Parelli.
My trainer sponsors his clinics, I can ask and find out!I would love to go to one of his clinics, but I'd rather pay the money to sit in my saddle rather than sit my bony butt on a bench for 3 hours LOL.
Maybe someday when he'll be within driving distance from me.
I wonder what a person has to do to sponsor a clinic for him :think:.
Two of my friends went to his clinic here in MI last year and they said he doesn't allow any pictures taking or videoing of the clinic. I was really hoping they would video it for me, but no such luck.I can't help but if you don't do lots of videos and feedback on here I'll be soooooo angry with you!!!!
Very cool and funny Merlot. Thank you.I'm on day 2 of auditing and (photographing) a Buck Clinic here in NZ.
It's not really my bag but I know most of the participants worship at the alter of Buck.
Like most trainers, some things he says are great and a lot of things are so long winded I get lost in the middle of it and find myself wondering why sheep don't shrink in the warm rain.
Here's a couple of priceless photographs you might enjoy from yesterday's clinic. I get the feeling the horse is trying to interpret Buck-speak for all the horses in the clinic... ;-)
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I have not attended his clinic but I should think you need to set yourself up just the way you would if you went to a show. So, you would want grooming equipment to start with, feed/water, maybe a light sheet to keep dust off once your horse is cleaned up), rope halter with lead (I suspect the 11' one would do; have a 15' along as well just in case), protective boots (if you use them), some sort of carrot stick/buggy whip just in case (from the little bit I've seen of him he tends to use his lead line more than his stick), a plastic bag and duck tape just in case, saddle blanket/small tarp in case there is any sacking out to do, your usual riding equipment (if you use a curb bit bring a snaffle). Don't forget yourself - appropriate footwear, layered clothing to adjust to the weather of the day, helmet, gloves.Is there any equipment I should have, or useful if I did have with me for the clinic? Snaffle, macate reins, flag?
What to take to a clinic: As a class participant, you will need the following: A 3/8 or 5/8 width egg-butt snaffle bit, mecate-style reins set-up, a training flag and a rope halter with a 12 foot lead. If you are new to the mecate-style reins and have the equipment, Buck's assistant can usually help you set it up before the class.
As a spectator: Check with the seating at each clinic venue to see what is provided. Many spectators prefer to bring their own folding chairs for the best viewing location. Bring food, water, hat, sunscreen, coat or anything that will keep you comfortable in the outdoors for a full day.
Yeah, I can understand too about having the same equipment since it is a certain 'type' of training. I guess that would be like me using mecate reins and a curb bit to go to a clinic where they trained in a dressage style. I'm guessing that other disciplines kept their usual bridle etc. since it was so different from what they usually use. Idk.Supposedly, from what I read on his website, all participants are supposed to have a snaffle with mecate rein set and some sort of flag stick as well.
I'm not sure I agree with that, but I suppose I can understand why he wants everyone to have the same equipment so he doesn't have to take the time to specialize his instructions for anyone riding in a curb or a bitless.
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