Having worked closely with Ray Hunt and Tom Dorrance, Buck Brannaman over the past 30+ years has been training and teaching horses and their owners to become one of the world’s leading practitioners of handling horses. Buck’s approach to training is steeped in the classical concepts of California Vaquero traditions that requires an understanding of the horse’s nature, of how horses think and communicate in order to train the horse to accept humans and work confidently and responsively with them. He strives to make the animal feel safe and secure around humans so that the horse and rider can achieve a true union.
Buck’s own words are really the best way to understand him, and we invite you to come see him here in St. Louis this October.
From the Buck Brannaman Midwest website:
Attending as a Spectator
Spectators pay at the gate – $30 per full day. Cash or check only. No credit cards. Those 65 and older and 12 and under enter free of charge!
Each clinic includes two classes which begin at 9a.m.-noon and 1:30p.m.-4:30p.m.
While there are grandstands, you can bring a chair and anything you may need to make yourself comfortable during the clinic. Catering may be available please check individual clinic tabs for information. Feel free to bring your own refreshments.
Our spectators/auditors are part of the experience! You benefit from watching all of the horse/rider combinations. Note-taking is encouraged, and Buck himself says some of the best questions come from those watching. Pictures are welcome too, though we ask you to refrain from shooting video.
GENERAL GUIDELINES & INFORMATION:
Foundation Horsemanship (FH) 9am-noon
Horsemanship 1 (H1) 1:30pm-4:30pm
Gates open at 8am
Ample grandstand seating is available.
You may bring your own chair or stadium seat.
Food is available on site for purchase.
Or, feel free to bring your own lunch, snacks, and refreshments.
Spectators/auditors are an important part of the experience for all!
As a spectator, you benefit from watching all of the horse/rider combinations.
Note-taking is encouraged, and Buck himself says some of the best questions come from those watching.
Sorry, No dogs are allowed on the property.
Photo taking is welcome.
No Videoing allowed.
Buck will have DVDs, books and horsemanship flags for sale during the clinic or you can order them at: www.Brannaman.com.
Classes Offered in Lake St. Louis, MO
Buck’s clinics are unique to each group. At each of Buck’s clinics, a variety of topics will be covered. If you are not familiar with Buck’s teachings, we suggest his videos and groundwork book at www.Brannaman.com.
For the green horse and rider already comfortable in the snaffle bit along with aged horses needing continued work. This is the first stage of progressing into the bridle with all basic movements introduced. All levels of riders – no matter what discipline – will benefit. The class features strictly dry work – no cattle. All maneuvers stress the vaquero style of riding and are appropriate for horses from first level snaffle to experienced bridle horses. Hackamore horses welcome. This class is exclusively ridden work.
9 a.m. – Noon each day
1:30 – 4:30 each afternoon
Continuing, advancing, and growing using skills learned in Horsemanship 1. For the intermediate or advanced Rider.
How to Register:
Please contact the clinic sponsor for Lake St. Louis in order to register today!
Contact: Trent Hayden at [email protected]