Buck Brannaman in Dayton, Wa
June 27-30 - Colt Starting and Horsemanship 1
July 2-5 - Horsemanship 1 and Horsemanship 2
Here are a few testimonials from the 2014 clinic.
I just want to let you know what a wonderful experience this was for both me and my horse, truly life changing. Everyone there was amazing and I can't even begin to imagine the work that went into making a large event like this as smooth and successful for all the horses and riders as this one was. We had everything we could possibly need to be comfortable during our stay in Dayton. The 4-H crew did a fantastic job looking after the horses too." -- Laura Evans
"Thank you so much for the effort and heart you put into the clinic.
It , in my opinion was seamless. Organized and safety were high on my list of concerns and you both covered that ground well.
I am new to the clinic world and I am looking forward to next year.
Buck has ruined me, how can and why would I go anywhere else.
He not only enforced my beliefs in horsemanship , but showed me with clarity how to achieve a deeper partnership with my Roan." -- Shannon Orr
"I am still so filled with joy and wonder at last week’s incredible experience in Dayton. My little horse has a brilliant start, I met some amazing people, and I get to look forward to doing more with my horse in the coming months and years.
Quite simply…I feel peace. Or as Buck would say…Horses (and people) are just looking for a little peace.
Extraordinary is how I’d describe my time with you all. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for making magic happen in Dayton." -- Catherine Collins
"I cannot get all that I learned out of my head...from the Buck Clinic. His teachings are so vital." -- Jennifer Cain
Photos from Past Clinics
Photos from the Dayton 2014 Clinic
Photos from the Dayton 2013 Clinic
Photos from the Dayton 2011 Clinic
Photos from the Dayton 2010 Clinic
Additional Information About Buck
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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.
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.
The next phase in the development of the versatile bridle horse. Horsemanship 2 introduces the rider to working the horse in the hackamore and beyond. Horsemanship 1 is a prerequisite for enrolling in Horsemanship 2 unless otherwise approved by Buck. The class involves working cattle and ranch roping so that all aspects in preparing the bridle horse-in-the-making are addressed.