Winter Driving Series: We will offer a few clinics this
winter at home for our students or anyone else who would like to
participate. We still recommend at the minimum of a week private lessons -
these clinic will build on that knowledge:
November 15-16, 2014
$150 per person
for 2 days of clinic.
$ 10 per night per stall
Ground work, Bending,
Suppleness, Specific issues with you or your horse
Items to bring if
you have them.
This clinic will give you some things to work on
during the winter months when you may only have a few spare minutes before
dark or before you and your horse freeze.
Each clinic you will get
to drive but you also get to hear what is being said to others during their
lesson. You will get to hear everyone’s questions and hang out with other
Please bring your horses to this clinic if you
feel the roads are good but if not we have plenty for you to use.
will be lots of hot drinks, blankets and talks by the fire with other
If you know other people who would be interested
in this please provide their email so we can keep them in the loop.
RSVP before November 9 to Donika Shrauger email:
Future clinic dates.
Jan 17-18, 2015 Different
harness types and adjustments. Different hook-ups (single, tandem, 4 in hand
and 3 or 4 abreast. No horses for this clinic.
Host a Clinic In Your Town
Alex will travel to teach a driving clinic or offer private lessons in your area.
| Cost is $500 a day plus his
expenses which includes transportation to and from your location, food and
lodging for the time he is away from home. If he has to haul horses for
lessons, there will be an additional fee.
This would usually include
an 8 hour day for lessons plus an hour lunch break but some times he stays
over time until they have completed the lessons.
You can set up the clinic however you choose. We suggest a limit of
10 people for the day so everyone can have some hands on experience.
clinics at our facilities are still $400 for the group.
| We usually have a variety of horses that we can use for lessons at
our facilities or you
may bring your horse if s/he is a well trained. Until we have a chance to evaluate your horse's abilities
and yours - your first few lessons may be with our own horses. Everyone
trains horses differently and not all horses drive with contact; so it
might be necessary for us to offer some training for your horses. Rates will
be discussed at that time, if it is necessary.
Beginner students in a clinic will not be allow to bring their own horses for
We offer an evaluation for your horse to see if
s/he has the training you believe him/her to have at: $75 per horse. This is
only for horses that are already trained but you have not yet had a chance
to try them out yourself.
| Private lessons are the best way to learn how to drive. We are open year round at our facility
or we may travel to your location at $400 per day plus expenses. See the
Rates page for private lessons at our facilities.
|Check out our new
Blog - I will try
to keep this up as a way to show the events we attended - the clinics we
presented - the students who came here for lessons (with their permission to
post) and what horses we are driving or any other news. You can subscribe to
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more notices. You are welcome to leave appropriate comments.
| It is our goal to make driving horses safer for:
- the public,
- the horse owners, drivers,
- and the horses.
| We are in the process of creating a program to
certify drivers with the intent to make them safer so insurance will be easier to obtain
and hopefully more affordable. We
will update this site when this is ready to present.
| We don't believe you can learn enough at a Clinic to be an accomplished
driver; especially for the public concessions but we can help to evaluate the
drivers, equipment and routes.
| Our recommendations are a minimum
- 15 hours of private lessons for a hobbyist.
- 40 hours of private lessons for a commercial driver.
| Call or
email if you have more
questions or would like to sign up for lessons, clinics or evaluations.