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Heart & Hooves Hors​emanship​

2023 Heart and Hooves Horsemanship Schedule


PLEASE CONTACT US TO CONFIRM AVAILABILITY PRIOR TO SUBMITTING REGISTRATION!!!

Michelle: 218-244-2328 or [email protected]

*When you contact us to determine availability.  Either payment in full OR the designated deposit amount, along with complete registration forms,

 MUST be received before your spot is GUARANTEED. 

2-Day Groundwork Clinic:

Respect, Communicate, and Connect through Groundwork

$325

Click Link below to register.

February 18 & 19 

August 5 & 6 

Pay in Full
$325.00
Deposit
$175.00

This Heart and Hooves Horsemanship Groundwork Clinic will give you a solid foundation to build on for continued growth in natural horsemanship over a period of two days. Learning why horses do the things they do, understanding how they communicate with their humans, and having effective training exercises allows you to connect with your equine partner. Both you and your horse will gain confidence and make great strides toward establishing a partnership!

Topics covered include: natural horsemanship definition, two-way communication with your horse, how horses learn, evaluating the whole picture to address common issues, and much more. Skills learned include: respect, desensitizing, engaging your horse’s feet, lunging, moving hind and forequarters, flexion, backing and more.

Prerequisites: None

Location: Heart & Hooves Horsemanship Deer River MN

3-Day Groundwork & Riding Clinic:

Respect, Communicate, and Connect through Groundwork and Foundation Riding.

$500

 Click link below to register.

March 3-5

May 27-29

September 2-4

Pay in Full
$500.00
Deposit
$250.00

This Heart and Hooves Horsemanship Groundwork and Foundation Riding Clinic will give you a solid foundation to build on for continued growth in natural horsemanship over a period of three days. Learning why horses do the things they do, understanding how they communicate with their humans, and having effective training exercises allows you to connect with your equine partner. We will connect the skills you have learned on the ground to our riding relationships. Truly, everything we do with our horses on the ground ends up in the saddle with us! The exercises and activities we teach in this class will help you to gain control on the ground and in the saddle. You will spend three days working hard and learning with your equine partner, but we promise you will laugh often, gain confidence, and make great strides toward establishing a partnership.


Topics covered include: natural horsemanship definition, two-way communication with your horse, how horses learn, evaluating the whole picture to address common issues, preparation before you ride, basic equine care, saddling, bits, issues that may occur under saddle, and more. Groundwork skills learned include: respect, desensitizing, engaging your horse’s feet, lunging, moving hind and forequarters, flexion, backing, connecting and putting the foundation skills in motion, and more. Riding skills learned: transition of gaits, stopping, backing, flexion, and more.

Prerequisites: None

Location: Heart & Hooves Horsemanship Deer River MN

Cattle Sorting Clinic

$350

Introducing you and your horse to Cattle Sorting.

Saturday AM: Horsemanship- Steering, stopping, spMeed control drills and more to help your communication with your horse.

PM: Flag Work- We will use the flag to practice the skills from earlier in the day to prepare for working the cattle.

Sunday AM: Individual Cattle Practice- This will give you the opportunity to move cattle and practice your skills. We will also work in teams of 2.

PM: Cattle Sorting League Practice-This is where you put everything together and practice all of your skills that you have been working on.

Location: Heart & Hooves Horsemanship Deer River MN

 Click link below to register.

March 18 & 19 

July 22 & 23

Pay in Full
$350.00
Deposit
$175.00

2-Day Horsemanship Riding Clinic:

Working on the connection in

 the saddle

$325

 Click link below to register.

July 29 & 30

Pay in Full
$325.00
Deposit
$175.00

The Heart and Hooves Horsemanship Riding Clinic will connect the skills you have learned on the ground to our riding relationships. Truly, everything we do with our horses on the ground ends up in the saddle with us! The exercises and activities we teach in this class will help you to establish softness and closeness to gain control in the saddle. You will learn the skills you need to improve overall communication with your horse and gain a connection with your equine partner.

Topics covered include: transition of gaits, stopping, backing, softness, improving communication with your horse, and more.

Prerequisites: None

Location: Heart & Hooves Horsemanship Deer River MN

Trail Clinic: ​Beyond the Arena

$325

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June 3 & 4

August 26 & 27

Pay in Full
$325.00
Deposit
$175.00

The Heart and Hooves trail clinic will strengthen all the skills you learned in Horsemanship 1 through 3 and push both you and your horse beyond the arena as a united team over the course of 2 days. Every exercise and activity on the trail has meaning, puts solid schooling miles on, and develops confidence in real life situations for both horse and rider. The natural challenges that are embedded in this clinic will help you have a safe equine partner on the trail. You will gain skills and effective exercises to address common trail issues. We will encounter natural trail obstacles such as logging roads, traffic, ATV's, dogs, narrow trails, hills, water, other horses, and more.


Location: Cut Foot Horse Camp 58096 Third River Road Deer River, MN 56636. You are responsible for making camping reservations and providing your meals. An agenda will be sent prior to the clinic with additional information​

​3- Day  Intro to Liberty Clinic

$575

Location - Melmsgard Performance Horses

4591 James Rose Rd

Olmstead, KY 42265

Building a bond that allows you to create an equine partnership that goes beyond the halter and lead rope is a feeling that cannot be put into words. This clinic was designed to concentrate on groundwork to create an everlasting partnership. It will start out with foundation groundwork skills and progress to more advanced groundwork. Understanding what is important to the horse, having the ability to read each as an individual, and knowing the how, why, and when of responding makes the possibilities for the horse and human partnership endless. When you faithfully practice the skills learned in this clinic, 

you will excel in your liberty journey.

Auditing Fee $25 a day

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March 24, 26 & 27 

Pay in Full
$575.00
Deposit
$275.00

For stall reservation contact Elin Pitts @ [email protected] 

Location - Melmsgard Performance Horses

4591 James Rose Rd

Olmstead, KY 42265

Private Lessons

Schedule your lessons with Michelle Jerry (218)-244-2328 

If you are interested in a Private Horsemanship Clinic please contact us.

We can create a horsemanship clinic for you and your needs.