Our favorite; because we can help the greatest number of people and horses by teaching them in a clinic group. We limit the size of the group to seven. This seems to be about the right size of group to allow both the benefits of group setting learning, where we can all interact and learn from not only our own horse and owner interactions but those of our fellow participants, yet small enough that there is plenty of one on one instruction. It also makes it a small enough group that Ted and his assistants can keep up with helping any students that are not able or confident to execute any of the exercises initially. (For situations such as a student that is physically limited and/or having difficulties with an exercise, or maybe is on a colt and is nervous to canter their horse themselves, etc. etc.)
Clinics can be customized to address the concerns and needs of the participants but in general, or most commonly, they are three full days or five evenings and one full day. Our goal is that everyone leaves with a good bunch of tools (exercises) which they have learned to use well and which increase their safety and their confidence with their horses. So far I think we are meeting our goal!
Pricing for standard confidence and control clinics as outlined above is $300 per participant and horse. Colt starting or other customized clinics are priced according to the particulars (location and number of days and participants) of the actual clinic. At all clinics and/or private lessons each horse and handler team is allowed a helper to audit without charge. Additional spectators are $10 per day to observe.
We hold clinics at our property near Parma, Idaho or anywhere a group of people wants us to come, assuming that adequate facilities exist. Extra costs associated with traveling to a clinic location will be added on to the clinic fees.
They are essentially like a clinic but with a smaller group of students and can be more tailored to individual participants as there are one to three students at a private lesson. The cost is $300 per day at our property with a minimum two day requirement. We allow two days as we understand it can be very difficult for our clients to dedicate three days in a row but we do recommend three days minimum as we believe that to be far more beneficial. These are a fantastic option for folks who want a three day clinic but need to schedule it on their own time frame. All you have to do is get two friends to go in with you and the lesson cost is exactly the same as a clinic! (Note - for out of area lessons you will also need to pay for Ted's travel and accommodations. But - we're not fussy, put us up and feed us and we're good! :) )
Ted takes in very limited numbers of outside horses for training. The cost is currently $1600 with feed, fly spray, etc. and hoof care supplied by the owner. Typically the training period is six weeks, although there is some variation in how long each horse takes to get through the program. A horse brought here for training will learn all of the exercises in the fundamental level of the Downunder Horsemanship Method. We are supportive of barefoot horses and will gladly use easy boots (and we do have a competent barefoot trimmer here!) if boots are provided. We require horse owners bringing a horse to agree to spend a day going over the training the horse has received upon pick up of their horse. Typically this takes about six hours. One client chose to spend short work sessions spread over four days to go over her horses training with Ted. This type of option is fine, Ted just wants to make sure you know what your horse has learned and how to use it.We now offer owners of horses that were trained here a fifty dollar discount on clinic participation fees if bringing a Foundations and Beyond trained horse to a clinic.
You can contact us through text, voice call or e-mail.
Ted 541-212-3330 Leni 541-212-3555
Ted’s email Ted@fabhorsemanship.com
Leni’s e-mail Leni@fabhorsemanship.com
The following are photos of some horses who came through or are currently in our program.
The Big Brass (owned by Karen Bumgarner)
and Abbiroad (owned by Karen Vining)
Come back to the blog soon! More photos and pages are coming - technology is not my strongest suit!