Thursday, October 16, 2014

Idaho Endurance Riders Participate in Horsemanship Clinic

October 12 2014

Six endurance riders and a possible recruit attended a 3-day "Foundations and Beyond Horsemanship" clinic by clinician Ted Nicholes of Parma, Idaho. Up to a dozen others audited the clinic. The clinic was held over October 10-12 at the Teeter Ranch, basecamp for many endurance rides in the area.

Participants and their horses spent the first day learning ground work, and the next two days were practice at both ground work and riding exercises. Nicholes also demonstrated round penning on day 3 with an unbroken 2-year-old filly owned by Teeter.

Nicholes' clinics are designed to help the rider make her horse a better, safer, more willing partner. His 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.

A colt starting clinic is likely to happen at the Teeter ranch in the spring.

For more information on Ted Nicholes, see


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