The Horse Fellowship

Buck Brannaman in Dayton, Wa


2018 Clinic

June 28 - July 1st

Colt Starting is June 28 - July 1.  June 28 from 9-4:30 and June 29 - July 1 from 9-12 am.  This class is 4 days, all day the first day and the morning of the 2-4th days.

Horsemanship 1 is June 29 - July 1 from 1:30 - 4:30 pm.  This class is 3 days in the afternoon.

To secure a spot in the H1 class, please send a non-refundable $200 deposit per class to Robert Phinney, PO Box 4, Dayton Wa 99328.  Please include your phone number and email.

If you are interested in the Colt Starting class, please call Robert for pre-approval before sending your deposit.

Registration forms and clinic details

Please read the clinic letter if you are interested in auditing or participating and before you fill out the registration form.  2018 - Clinic Letter PDF

Before you send a deposit, please fill out the registration form and send a copy with your deposit.  2018 - Clinic Registration Form PDF

Class Descriptions:

Colt Starting - A class for young horses that may or may not have been handled or worked with, instruction is directed on groundwork and preparation for the first ride. Halter work, gentling and saddling without stress - for both horse and rider - are the main focuses of Colt Starting. The four day class is intended to conclude with the rider safely aboard and beginning work in the snaffle bit.

Horsemanship 1 - For the green horse and rider already comfortable in the snaffle bit along with aged horses needing continued work. This is the first stage of progressing into the bridle with all basic movements introduced. All levels of riders - no matter what discipline - will benefit. The class features strictly dry work - no cattle. All maneuvers stress the vaquero style of riding and are appropriate for horses from first level snaffle to experienced bridle horses. Hackamore horses welcome.

If you have any questions at all, please call or email.

Robert Phinney - (509)520-8777

Kathy Arnzen - (509)520-6469

Tracy Longmire graciously shared some of the pictures she took at the 2016 clinic.

Tracy also created a slideshow of pictures of the clinics held here in Dayton from 2009-2016.  Click here to watch it.