Upcoming Clinic Schedule

steve-jones1The Fall and Winter schedule for Clinics for Steve Jones Horsemanship is now being set for 2014 -2015. Upcoming clinics with contact information are as follows:

1. October 10 -Fundamentals of Ranch Horse Training.

Location: Terry Brumbelow Arena in Tull,Ar

Contact: Terry @ 501-860-3478

2. October 11-Ranch Horse Clinic

Location: Circle C Productions in Pleasant Plains, AR

This clinic will work on the elements of Ranch Horse Competition encompassed with out the cow. Steve Jones will be the clinician in these one day clinics. This will be the first in a series of five. Over the five classes, Steve plans to help participants with Horsemanship, Trail, Ranch Pleasure and Ranch Riding. This could be beneficial to anyone with an interest in becoming involved in these competitions.

This cost will be $75 per participant. The participation will be limited to 12 riders. To confirm and hold your spot in this clinic please send your deposit of $25 to Alice Singleton. However, the check should be made out to Steve Jones Horsemanship.

To contact Alice : alisin88@gmail.com or 501-680-5125.

3. October 18- Western Horsemanship Fundamentals: Rider Development

Location: Diamond TR Ranch Pulaski/ Perry County line on Highway 10

Once the riders have learned to get their feet and hands independent and learn the rhythm of the horse, they will be functional riders. Ultimately riders need to learn the foot falls of the horse and the rhythm of the saddle resulting from those footfalls. Riders must develop their rhythm with the horse and get comfortable on the basic position to ultimately become advanced horsemen.In order for the rider to become a good horseman, and communicate with the horse, they must first learn to keep their legs off of the horse. Only when riders can keep their legs off the horse can they apply appropriate leg cues to the horse. We will accomplish this with a series of applied exercises.

Contact: Ray –  diamondtr.com or 501-580-4099

4. November 22-Ranch Horse Clinic

Location: Circle C Productions in Pleasant Plains, AR

This clinic will work on the elements of Ranch Horse Competition encompassed with out the cow. Steve Jones will be the clinician in these one day clinics. This will be the first in a series of five. Over the five classes, Steve plans to help participants with Horsemanship, Trail, Ranch Pleasure and Ranch Riding. This could be beneficial to anyone with an interest in becoming involved in these competitions.

This cost will be $75 per participant. The participation will be limited to 12 riders. To confirm and hold your spot in this clinic please send your deposit of $25 to Alice Singleton. However, the check should be made out to Steve Jones Horsemanship.

To contact Alice : alisin88@gmail.com or 501-680-5125.

5.December 6-Ranch Horse Clinic

Location: Circle C Productions in Pleasant Plains, AR

This clinic will work on the elements of Ranch Horse Competition encompassed with out the cow. Steve Jones will be the clinician in these one day clinics. This will be the first in a series of five. Over the five classes, Steve plans to help participants with Horsemanship, Trail, Ranch Pleasure and Ranch Riding. This could be beneficial to anyone with an interest in becoming involved in these competitions.

This cost will be $75 per participant. The participation will be limited to 12 riders. To confirm and hold your spot in this clinic please send your deposit of $25 to Alice Singleton. However, the check should be made out to Steve Jones Horsemanship.

To contact Alice : alisin88@gmail.com or 501-680-5125.

6.January 3,2015-Ranch Horse Clinic

Location: Circle C Productions in Pleasant Plains, AR

This clinic will work on the elements of Ranch Horse Competition encompassed with out the cow. Steve Jones will be the clinician in these one day clinics. This will be the first in a series of five. Over the five classes, Steve plans to help participants with Horsemanship, Trail, Ranch Pleasure and Ranch Riding. This could be beneficial to anyone with an interest in becoming involved in these competitions.

This cost will be $75 per participant. The participation will be limited to 12 riders. To confirm and hold your spot in this clinic please send your deposit of $25 to Alice Singleton. However, the check should be made out to Steve Jones Horsemanship.

To contact Alice : alisin88@gmail.com or 501-680.

7. February 7,2015-Ranch Horse Clinic

Location: Circle C Productions in Pleasant Plains, AR

This clinic will work on the elements of Ranch Horse Competition encompassed with out the cow. Steve Jones will be the clinician in these one day clinics. This will be the first in a series of five. Over the five classes, Steve plans to help participants with Horsemanship, Trail, Ranch Pleasure and Ranch Riding. This could be beneficial to anyone with an interest in becoming involved in these competitions.

This cost will be $75 per participant. The participation will be limited to 12 riders. To confirm and hold your spot in this clinic please send your deposit of $25 to Alice Singleton. However, the check should be made out to Steve Jones Horsemanship.

To contact Alice : alisin88@gmail.com or 501-680-5125.

8. March 7,2015-Ranch Horse Clinic

Location: Circle C Productions in Pleasant Plains, AR

This clinic will work on the elements of Ranch Horse Competition encompassed with out the cow. Steve Jones will be the clinician in these one day clinics. This will be the first in a series of five. Over the five classes, Steve plans to help participants with Horsemanship, Trail, Ranch Pleasure and Ranch Riding. This could be beneficial to anyone with an interest in becoming involved in these competitions.

This cost will be $75 per participant. The participation will be limited to 12 riders. To confirm and hold your spot in this clinic please send your deposit of $25 to Alice Singleton. However, the check should be made out to Steve Jones Horsemanship.

To contact Alice : alisin88@gmail.com or 501-680-5125.

If you would like to schedule a clinic or private lesson (small groups as well) feel free to contact me- cowboyjones90@gmail.com or 501-733-0016.

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Balanced Riding

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I am a believer in using all the natural aids we have at our disposal to communicate to our horses what we want them to do. The natural aids are hands, seat, and legs. The next principal in successful horsemanship is to give cues to the horses in a consistent manner. Horses must learn from repetition. The third principal in successful horsemanship is to apply the aids (pressure) and release immediately when the horse responds. To successfully apply these principals the rider must be balanced on the horse. One of the biggest problems I see with riders is an improper seat. Things that contribute to this are improper stirrup length, poor posture, lack of confidence, and not enough hours in the saddle.

The horse has the job of carrying the rider, but it is difficult for him to be very comfortable if the rider is “sloshing” around like water in a rolling barrel. The better balanced a rider is, the better balanced his horse can be, and the easier his movement. When the rider makes it easier for the horse to perform, there’s less resistance, so both the horse and rider enjoy a far more comfortable and enjoyable ride.