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Schedule your Hosting Call with us. We'll cover clinic structure, dates and pricing.
Use your network and connections to promote and fill the clinic.
We handle the rest including online sign-ups, collecting payments, and organizing the schedule!
Our Clinic Hosts are a key part of our CWH Community and help us share our mission of educating horses and people with a lifetime in mind.
Great CWH Clinic Hosts are individuals who are:
Connected with their local equestrian community
Committed to a life of continuous education and learning
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT CWH CLINICS:
No ego, no judgment. What a great clinician.
“Thank you, thank you! Such a wonderful breathe of fresh air. Still absorbing so much. If you have the opportunity to take a clinic with him please do so. Your horse will thank you. Thank you for making riding feel magical again. Not that it didn’t before but this was something really special. Please come back again! Soon!”
The relationship with my horse completely changed.
“After a 3 day clinic with Colton, the relationship with my horse completely changed. We have a great partnership and he’ll do about anything I ask of him. I had him on trial at the time, but soon after I purchased him. Thank you, Colton for giving me the best gift…a partnership with Sparta!”
We both understand how to progress.
“Colton is awesome! Calm, honest and thoughtful! Your horse will feel comfortable and confident in himself with Colton! Has helped me with my horse and makes sure we both understand how to progress. What I appreciate most about Colton for training and in general, is that he’s always trying to learn more and absorb the bigger lesson.”
I was given the time & respect to all my questions.
“I decided for me this time I would audit only the clinic. How I wished I had brought my horse. I came away with an amazing amount of information. Even though I was just auditing, I was given the time and respect to all my questions. His method of training made perfect sense to me. I would recommend Colton to anyone that wants to develop an understanding with their horse(‘s).”
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Clinic Hosting FAQ
How would you describe your ‘training program’?Our ‘program’ is based on each horse, their needs and your goals. With your goals in mind, we work with your horse from where they are each day. Our goals is for your horse to leave more confident, relaxed, supple, responsive, respectful and understanding. Colton strongly believes in the importance of a strong foundation, building understanding and confidence through versatility in the horse’s work and maintaining owner involvement throughout the education process. We make no guarantees as to how far your horse will progress during your time with us, but we DO guarantee that we will do our very best to help your horse progress with your goals in mind. Throughout their time with us, the particulars of what we do with your horse will most certainly be geared towards the long term goals (your goals). Arena work is great, but we believe in building purpose outside of the arena. Therefore, we get out and work up and down hills, go through water crossings, push cattle, cross bridges, investigate ‘scary’ objects, open gates and more. So whether you’ve got a ranch horse, colt to be started, hunter/jumper, reiner, dressage horse, equitation or any other discipline, we’ve got the tools and knowledge to help you and your horse and look forward to the opportunity to work together.
Do you have any references?Yes. Below is are references we welcome those seeking outside opinions of our services to contact. Patrick King, Patrick King Horsemanship. www.pkhorsemanship.com 760-473-5206 Bryan Osborne, Jumping Fox Equine 859-533-6673 Kimmy Risser, Hickory Manor Farm 757-617-7188
What do I need to do with my horse before sending them to you for training?Documents Needed: Current Coggins, Current Vaccination Record and Current Health Certification 1 Month prior: Have your horse examined by an Equine Dentist to be sure their dental health is well, Have your farrier trim/shoe your horse, Assess your horse’s gut health (checking for the possibility of ulcers or other gut health related issues) and treat if necessary.
Can I visit my horse while he/she is in training?Yes. We highly encourage owner involvement while your horse is in training with us. So much so that we offer lessons for FREE while your horse is in training with us. The only thing we ask is to schedule your visits with us as our schedule has us tending to many responsibilities.
If I visit, will I get to watch my horse in work?Yes. With enough notice we can arrange our schedule of working our training horses to make sure you can see your horse in work during your visit.
How many days per week will my horse get worked?Our horses in training are worked a minimum of 5 times per week.
How long, each day, will my horse get worked?On average our horses receive a minimum 1 hour dedicated to progressing their education each day. Some days their session(s) could last greater than 2 hours, while others may be 45 minutes. We take into consideration the time you are paying for, but our focus is on your horse’s education. The time they need each day varies and we know horses don’t wear watches. Also our education goes beyond their ‘sessions’. We take the time to work with them when they are getting groomed, led to and from paddocks, being washed and etc. All of those opportunities are ones we continue to take the time to educate your horse and make sure we are encouraging positive habits, behavior and understandings.
How much turn our will my horse get?For the first few days to the first week your horse may get turned out by themselves as we make sure they are not going to show any signs of sickness. Once your horse is settled in, they will get turned out with 1-2 additional buddies. We offer maximum turn out to our horses which usually lasts 12-15 hours per day, weather dependent. When weather is optimal, horses could receive 20-22 hours of turn out, the other time, them being inside to be worked and fed.
Can I provide my horse’s own grain and supplements?No. We work with Winchester Feeds to provide the necessary concentrates for our horses. All premium quality hay (grass & alfalfa) that is fed to your horse is grown right here on the farm. For supplemental needs, we proudly offer the world class all natural Omega Alpha Equine products. From bone & joint supplements to gut health/ulcer prevention and relief, we will make sure your horse is taken care of like a champion! STIPULATION- If your horse is on a supplement that is veterinarian prescribed such as for soundness or necessary for maintaining a healthy life, we can certainly tailor to these needs.
Why do you use Hay Nets?Horses naturally graze for 17 hours per day on average. We offer maximum turn out to our horses which usually lasts 12-15 hours per day, weather dependent. When our horses are in their stalls they still need access to forage. We use Hay Chix Hay Nets to keep our horses grazing even while in their stalls. These nets are hung low so our horses can still eat in a low natural position (adjustments made for horses with shoes). From nets that are easy to navigate and simply lengthen the time their hay lasts and does not decrease their intake to slow feeder nets for those that gorge their hay even in the ‘Original’ nets, we have a solution to keep your horses grazing around the clock. One of the large reasons we love these hay nets, besides the fact that it reduces waste is that they help promote a healthy gut. Having hay in their stomach around the clock decreases the risk of ulcers, particularly in horses that are in work.
Do I need to provide any equipment for my horse?No, we have all of the equipment that we’ll need to train your horse.
Can I take lessons with my horse while they are in training?Yes! We highly encourage owner involvement while your horse is in training. In fact ALL LESSONS ARE FREE while your horse is in training!
Can I watch Colton work horses before I commit to sending my own?Yes. We have an open door policy for those wanting to come and see the facility and horses as well as watch Colton work horses. This goes for not just those looking to send a horse in to training, but for anyone! The only thing we ask is to schedule your visits with us prior to arriving to our farm.
Do you offer discounts for multiple horses in training?No.
Will you consign/advertise my horse while in training if I’d like to sell them?Yes. We offer sales and consignment services to owners with horses in training. For more information regarding these services, please contact us for more info!
My horse has a spooking problem. Can you fix it?Colton has worked successfully with hundreds of horses both on the ground and under saddle with ‘spooking’ issues. Often times we find horses are lacking confidence more than anything. While some horses may have confidence issues with specific objects such as bridges, tarps, flags, etc., some horses are naturally more wary and unsure. The best way we know to help these horses is to build their confidence.
Who is your veterinarian?Hagyard Equine Medical Institute is our primary veterinarian. When it comes to calling to have a vet come to the farm we are blessed to have the best professionals and specialist in the industry at our disposals. For lameness, reproduction and other needs that require a vet, we call on specific veterinarians through Hagyard that specialize in whatever our horses are in need of attention for. We maintain a strong working relationship as well as friendship with each of our veterinarians.
If an emergency happens can you haul my horse to the vet?Yes. Hagyard Equine Medical Institute’s clinic is just 13 miles away. We have a great working relationship with Hagyard and our trailers readily available that are the property in case of an emergency.
Who is your farrier?Byran Osborne and JP Jarmann of Jumping Fox Equine. They are second to none and do a phenomenal job with both our personal and client horses. Their knowledge is extensive and their ability to explain the reasons behind how they approaches and skillfully trims and shoes our horses is stellar.
How can I get help with my horse after I have taken them home from training?Owner involvement during training is of the utmost importance to us. Therefore ALL LESSONS are FREE while your horse is in training with us! THEN, after you head home, we welcome you to join us at a clinic or schedule private lessons to continue your progress with your horse.