We’ve been preparing for this for over 20 years. When we first got to see Ol’ Nub Long introduce us to his interpretation of what Hunt and Dorrance had been trying to show the world about horses; it seemed impossible that we’d ever have our own program to offer because there was so much to take in.
We feel like we’re ready, and we’re excited to share the opportunity with you. We are hosting our first ever horsemanship workshop in May of 2019. Bring your horse (or ride ours) out to the ranch this Spring, and spend some time learning what we’ve acquired through our blood, sweat, tears, study, and expense. This *all-inclusive experience will center around improving the relationship with your horse –or ours– through cow work, roping, and outside riding, as well as some groundwork and horseback projects in the arena that you can take home with you.
As you know if you’ve followed us, we’re believers in groundwork, but we recognize that the goal is a relationship culminating in happily riding our horses. So we’ll start right in riding in the arena, where we will cover some basics about “the why” of what we do. We’ll visit about your goals for the week, as well as any issues that you’d like to address, and share some of our own experiences and struggles on this journey; and then get right into the week’s activities.
We’ll be horseback as you help us get our young cows and bulls ready to be part of the herd. If you’ve got some comfort with roping, you’ll get to breakaway rope on them. Those of you who aren’t comfortable with roping, but would like to learn, will receive individualized coaching to help prepare yourself and your horse. Odds are, you too can be roping live cattle by the end of the week with breakaway ropes.
If you’re not inclined to rope, we will help you realize the value of using live cattle, as opposed to barrels, cones, or flags; to give the maneuvers you hope to accomplish with your horse a sense of purpose. We’ve found it helps both the rider, and the horse, to focus on a task rather than a drill.
We believe that horsemanship can be applied to all aspects of life and welcome the opportunity to share what we’ve learned with you. This workshop will be an intimate setting and is limited to 10-12 participants.
$1600 if you’ll be bringing your own horse, staying in your trailer and running a generator.
$1700 if you’ll be bringing your own horse, staying in your trailer and need electricity.
$1700 if you’ll be bringing your own horse, and need to stay in the bunkhouse.
$2220 if you’ll need to lease a ranch horse, and need to stay in the bunkhouse.
RSVP, here… a $250 deposit reserves your spot!
Also, please feel free to email us additional information such as dietary needs.
For More Information Contact:
Jenn Zeller 605.222.5088
Zach Ducheneaux 605.222.3852
*We will feed you three meals a day, house your horses at no charge and house you (or provide electricity for your trailer if needed)!