Smith invites you to attend a powerful, intense and rewarding experience that
will open the door to meet the horse that lives behind the hide and hair.
about the relationship you have with your horse and would like
to reestablish it?
trouble with your horse in a few situations that cause
you to feel unsafe?
to an idea or philosophy of horsemanship that may be holding
you back from
success and want to strive for more?
to dedicate yourself to becoming a disciplined rider and
for a fun, safe environment to learn in?
Then Lee Smith can help you! Lee
makes available venues that are educational, inspiring and tailor made. The
Essential Elements of Horsemanship (®) are the keys to your success. Lee
teaches these at each of her clinics regardless of the format.
Foundation / Advanced
Foundation class, Lee will present the concepts of what she considers to
be natural in horsemanship; using what is naturally happening to teach. She
will help riders learn more about developing feel, timing and balance, on the
ground and in the saddle. An introduction to riding with cadence and rhythm
will be covered in depth. This class will suit new riders, nervous riders, and
green or troubled horses.
afternoon class will be an Advanced class. There will be no groundwork in this class, as it is designed for the
confident rider, comfortable at all gaits.
riders in either class are welcomed and encouraged to watch the other class at
no additional charge, making for a full day of educational
enlightenment. Lee truly believes this format will allow her to present the
material most appropriate to the level of the participant, and thus helping
them raise their understanding and abilities at a faster pace. For the
long-time student of horsemanship, watching the Foundation class will be a
great refresher; and for the new student, the opportunity to observe the
Advanced class will give them a clearer picture of where the Foundation will
take them and the importance of a great start. She also wants to make it clear
that both classes are open to the Advanced rider. If the refresher you seek
would suit you better with horse in hand, or you have a green or troubled
horse, the additional class fee will apply. Both of the classes are
progressive. These are 3 day clinics, Saturday through Monday, with longer
clinics available upon request.
Lee states, 'If you could see what
I see, then you'd know what to do". This format allows the
student to learn to do just that !. Designed to help
the rider to identify the Essential Elements that are working for them or
the habits that work against them. You will learn the pitfalls that could keep
you from attain the level of performance you are dreaming of. This all day
event, with limited rider participation, and generally no ground work, is the
most effective for personal growth. Three day clinics, two riding sessions each
day. Lee personally will film all of the riders each morning, have a
review and coaching session where each rider will be evaluated in a
classroom setting through lunch, closing each day with a coached riding
session. The Video clinic is the most intense, and revealing of all of Lee's
Below are some of the
dynamics on the agenda at these horsemanship clinics:
& Lead Changes
Understanding How the Horse Thinks and Why
Communicating Effectively in Ways the Horse Understands &
In this format we are generally
working cattle in an arena, although at some venues there is opportunity
to work out in a pasture, too. Lee teaches the " Fun"damentals of
cutting, sorting, tracking and control, driving and blocking cattle. Quality
horsemanship is at the forefront. She uses unique and innovative
simulations to produce a greater level of understanding of how to use the
Essential Elements of Horsemanship to developed a horse capable of handling
cattle, as well as how a rider could prepare for competitions
where cattle are used. Three days, ride all day, Limited participation. I n
conjunction with a Horsemanship clinic we will have an AM Horsemanship class
and a afternoon of Cow Working. Ride all day.
Ranch Clinics are remote ranch
venues. With a focus on riding horses out in open country. Gathering, checking
or moving cattle, riding fence and checking wind mills and water holes may be
all in a days work. These clinics are five days in length and address the
difficulties in separating horses, riding in or away from a group, the
jigging or barn sour horse. Home is on the ranch for your stay, which
allows you to get to know and make new friends or perhaps spend quality time
with your old ones. It is a SUPER opportunity to get the help you need
in a environment and venue that allows time for the changes to take place. A
challenging emersion that puts you and your horse on the fast track for
If you are performing in Reining, Dressage, Cutting, Jumping, Barrel Racing, Endurance
Riding, any Competitive Events, or just heading down the trail? Regardless of
your discipline, Lee Smith can help you raise your level of performance and
matter the setting, the partnership of horse and rider working together in
harmony is inspiring to observe and even more exciting to experience. Lee will
offer you insight, skills and instructions to enjoy the events you like now,
while developing your horse and horsemanship in the process through feel,
timing, balance, and an understanding of equine psychology.