The Lateral Movements--Shoulder In, Haunches In, Half-Pass
 This class is for:
Horses and riders who understand and can perform the basics of elementary schooling:

  • Can walk, trot, and canter the horse in the working gaits.
  • Can perform correct halts, and rein-back.
  • Can perform correct change of rein through serpentines and figure eights.


Those who wish to reach a higher level of horsemanship and have a horse that is not just useful, but one that 
can accomplish the job at hand with ease, grace, and enjoyment.

See what this class will offer you and your horse

 One on One Sessions
These sessions are offered either at your Barn, Sponsored Clinics or Paradise Valley Ranch.
 Who the One on One Sessions are for:

  • Anyone wishing to have a private lesson with Clay to work on a specific issue.
  • Anyone wanting Clay to work with his or her horse individually.
  • Anyone who has a serious--or not so serious problem with his or her horse.
  • Anyone wanting an evaluation of where their horse is at, and what it will require to either solve a problem or improve their communication skills.


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Understanding How to Work Through the Horse's Back
 This class is for:

  • Those interested in learning the intricacies and details involved in creating a quality riding horse for any discipline.
  • Those who feel they are ready to take their horses or are currently working on exercises and maneuvers, beyond the elementary work.
  • Those who may be encountering difficulties in some part of the more advanced work.
  • Those who may want to understand more, or find different approaches to obtaining some of the more advanced maneuvers.


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Overview of Classes

With the exception of colt starting, all of the classes listed below are offered both on the road and at your barn or Paradise Valley Ranch in Bend, Oregon. Check on the Schedule page or with your sponsor to verify which classes are offered in your area.

Some of the benefits of coming to the Paradise Valley Ranch include very small class sizes, five to six students, which of course gives you and your horse more individual attention. However, the classes offered on the road are also limited in numbers. The advantage to participating in a larger group is the exposure to many different challenges and/or problems and being able to observe a variety of possible solutions versus the smaller sized classes offered at the Paradise Valley Ranch. There 
is a time and place for everything, and we advise people to take advantage of both.

Refined Horsemanship
This class is for:

  • Those interested in learning the intricacies and details involved in creating a quality riding horse for any discipline.
  • Those who feel they are ready to take their horses or are currently working on exercises and maneuvers, beyond the elementary work.
  • Those who may be encountering difficulties in some part of the more advanced work.
  • Those who may want to understand more, or find different approaches to obtaining some of the more advanced maneuvers.


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Foundation Principles of Horsemanship--In the Saddle
 This class is for:

  • Inexperienced riders or riders dealing with fears.
  • Those with green or young horses. (Must be comfortable riding the horse in a group at a walk and trot).
  • Those who wish to increase their understanding of how to rid the horse of resistances and create soft willing partners with their horses.
  • Those who wish to increase their knowledge of how to build or re-build a sound foundation in their horse.


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For information on sponsoring a Horsemanship School in your area or questions about classes, we offer on the road or at the Paradise Valley Ranch, contact Clay Wright 435-820-0961 

We can customize classes according to your individual needs and desires.

Private Lessons: At Paradise Valley Ranch or your barn. 
Limited Amount of Horse Training on a Contract Basis
Assisted Colt Starting--Available at the Paradise Valley Ranch, Bend, Oregon at this time.

Paradise Valley Ranch

20900 Marsh Road

Bend, Oregon  97701

Clay's Phone: 435-820-0961   

 Email: claywright62@gmail.com

Communication

Knowledge

True Balance

Partnership

Horsemanship


 Foundation Principles of Horsemanship--Groundwork
 This class is for:

  • Those wanting to refine their skills and increase their understanding of what it takes to create a safe useful horse.
  • Anyone wishing to increase his or her knowledge of the details that are essential to understand in order to have a horse that is non-resistant, content, and safe to be around and ride.
  • Those preparing the young horse to be ridden.
  • Those working through problems of behavior or balance with their horse.
  • People or horses with issues, such as fear, anxiety, or a lack of confidence.


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Lunging and In-Hand Work--Groundwork
 This class is for:

  • Young horses being prepared to ride.
  • Horses that are stiff and/or resistant.
  • Those who wish to learn how to bring the horse on the aids by educating, preparing, and strengthening the horse before mounting.
  • Those who wish to learn the lateral moves before being mounted.
  • Horses ready for more refinement and collection.


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