September 22nd-25th, 2016
| BUSTER MCLAURY CLINIC
Sponsored by the SANTA CRUZ COUNTY HORSEMAN'S ASSOCIATION
Graham Hill Showgrounds - 1145 Graham Hill Road, Santa Cruz
McLaury is what you’d call a cowboy’s cowboy and is known as the 'go
to' guy for starting horses. He’s assisted all the big ranches with
their youngsters whether million $ show prospects or mounts for working
cowboys. Good colt starting is the pinnacle of understanding horses and
Buster is a master! Years with Ray Hunt shine through in his kind,
quiet approach to helping horse and rider learn together.
"Buster’s clinic format is reminicent of Tom Dorrance’s: no pre-set
exercises. He asks what problems people are experiencing, what they’re
currently working on with their horses and what they’d like to
learn/understand better. Hence, the curriculum is set in motion! We all
benefit from Buster’s help, as a group and individually. Truly unique
learning experience as Buster weaves each answer with his experience
-Bonnie Stoehn, organizer
(Thursday-Sunday: 8:00am-11:00, limit 12 riders)
riders wanting to refine relationship with their horse through working
cattle. Excellent opportunity for introducing your horse to cattle
while building confidence. Those with more experience will appreciate
Buster’s focus on how to ‘read’ cattle & how to position for
accurate influence with as little stress as possible on the horses,
cattle and riders. That’s how it’s supposed to be done!
For more info on this class, call Pierre Paquelier 408 242-2001 Cattle fee paid at clinic.
HORSEMANSHIP 1 CLASS
on good ground work to lay the foundation for good work under saddle.
Learn to hone communication and solve problems before getting on the
horse. Amount of riding depends on how solid that day’s progress is on
the ground. Excellent class for all who want to improve handling their
horse with ease and confidence! Fine for horses not under saddle. All
HORSEMANSHIP 2 CLASS
class is designed to achieve a higher level of confidence and
communication between horse and rider. Emphasis on the rider’s
awareness of what the horse needs to do with his feet and balance in
order to do what the rider has in mind. Absolutely essential to success
in all disciplines whether in the arena or riding out.
Each class (all 4 days) is $525. Buster offers $100 discount for same
rider in two classes. Can be different horses. So that’s $950 instead
of $1,050! Deposit of $250 per class to sign up. Balance due by August
22nd. Make check payable to Buster McLaury. Deposit non-refundable.
AUDITORS: Absolutely welcome! $30 per day. No reservation, just show up
and bring your own comfy chair. Plenty of parking available. No charge
for: legal guardian of minor riding or children under 12 years old.
DOGS: Okay only if well behaved and on leash at all times. Thank you.
FOOD: We’ll take food/sandwich orders in the morning and have them
delivered from local deli by lunchtime. Also there is a convenience
store just across the street. Bottled water available all day on site.
STABLING: Pipe-pens. Under beautiful oak shaded area. $25.00 per horse
per night. No charge for SCCHA members. Camping free for all paid
participants. Showers on site. I suggest you check out becoming a
member. Not only free stabling for this clinic but free access to
Showgrounds and camping all during the year. There are 40+ miles of
equestrian trails from the Showgrounds that go through redwoods,
chaparral, costal prairie with breathtaking views of Monterey Bay.
Here’s where to find out about membership: http://www2.cruzio.com/~candg/Site/Membership_Info.html
Bring your own feed/water buckets/manure forks etc. Plenty of hoses on site.
QUESTIONS: email me, email@example.com I’ll send out additional info to those who sign up.
SEND CHECK(S): for clinic and stabling with registration form (link below) to: Bonnie Stoehn P.O. Box 1275 Santa Cruz, CA 95061.
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