For our May meeting we were fortunate to have working Oklahoma rancher, trainer and clinician Janel Brookshire and her husband Dale conduct one of their renowned "Stay in the Saddle" Horsemanship clinics. Dale and Janel worked with Wrangler club leaders Rick Iannucci and Nancy De Santis last year during spring branding and over the next year planned what turned out to be a fantastic day on horseback for our club. Topics covered everything from saddling, mounting to walking, trotting and loping your horse and all with proper cues, alignment and "seat". Our wranglers were horseback for many hours and by the end of the session everyones hard work was evident in the way they were riding.
Miss Janel and Mr. Dale will be back in mid June and we are hoping we can get them back for a follow up clinic.
Great job Wranglers! See you in June!
Our clinic opens with "ground school".
Miss Janel explains proper alignment with Danielle.
Wranglers working in the arena on their "seat".
Mr. Dale on Prince showing alignment on the stop and in the turns.
Wranglers Wyatt. Cris and Matt together in the turns.
Miss Janel providing encouragement and motivation.
Wranglers loping out and looking good.
After kicking up the dust all afternoon a final review and question and comment time.
We are putting the finishing touches on our bucking chutes and are making plans now for a bull riding clinic that will be open to all SF County 4-Hers - Please let us know if you will be interested in this so that we can keep you posted, our e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org.