We hope you can join us at the ranch for this Clinic! We are long-time, Lee Smith fans and we promise you’ll learn a lot, and make new friends!
Lee Smith lives on a cattle ranch in Estancia, New Mexico. She and her husband Mark have a cow-calf operation and raise quality Quarter horses at their Harmony Hills Ranch. Lee has conducted hundreds of clinics and demonstrations throughout the U.S. and Canada since 1991 as well as teaching ranch horse classes at the Diamond S. Lee considers herself a student of the horse, and lucky to have shared her experience with thousands of horse people from throughout the world.
Lee is a gifted and eloquent teacher who has extraordinary insight into horses and people. She shares what she sees as if speaking for the horse and thus provides her students with the opportunity to observe the exchange of communication between horse and human. Teaching people to learn from the horse.
She leads people on a pathway of discovery to the essential elements of horsemanship. Lee helps them to unlock their potential to understand the mind, body and spirit of the horse using what naturally happens, and then shows them how to appreciate and build upon the incredible moments of harmony that are possible. Lee believes that through life’s experiences (horse related or not), the answers lie within us.
Clinics around the country are conducted to prepare you and your horse for a greater level of performance. While clinic material may vary, each emphasizes communication with your horse without force or fear to establish a willing partnership rather than resistance. The goal is a horse that is soft, gentle and responsive that moves smoothly and relaxed in every situation. Lee will share her philosophy on building the confidence of the horse and rider through mutual trust and respect.
Whatever your interests, Lee can offer you insight and skills to enjoy the events you like now, while you develop your horse and your horsemanship. Join Lee, and us, while we learn the essential elements of quality horsemanship.
June 9 – June 11th, 2023 at The DX Ranch
Jenn – 605.222.5088
Horsemanship –June 9/10
Followed by practical application of what we have practiced –
Cattle Work — June 11
A progressive, ride all day format covering Cadence, Rhythm, Stops, Leads
& Lead Changes, Lateral Movements, Developing a Soft Feel, Transitions, Collection, Problem Solving
Morning Session: 9-12
Afternoon Session: 1:00-4:00
Cost and Other Details
- $750 for three full days of riding if paid in full, at the time of signup
- $800 for three full days of riding if payment plan is desired.
- $50 cattle charge.
- $375 non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot.
- $40/day to audit (bring your own lunch)
- Remainder of balance due 2 weeks prior to workshop start date.
- Friday night BBQ (BYOB). Burgers featuring Grass-fed DX Beef, with Live Music by Nashville Recording Artist, Steve Turner!*
- Stalls/pens are $10/night (Pay upon arrival; all stalls are outdoors).
*Entertainment provided by Steve Turner Music — 7:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.
Your dogs are welcome, but guest’s dogs must be kept kenneled or on a leash at all times for the safety of everyone. There are a variety of animals here at the ranch, including free-range chickens, and we feel this is the best way to avoid any type of issues.
We are looking forward to learning, building new friendships and enhancing our relationships with our horses! You’ll leave here with a heart full of love, inspiration beyond measure and you’ll feel like family. Promise!
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The ranch is located 35 miles Wast of Gettysburg, SD and 55 miles East of Eagle Butte.