Jack And Paula Curtis Horsemanship

Helping Create Meaningful Relationships Between Horse and Human!

 
 

 Attention: To those who seek more with their horse. 

When Jack and I began our relationship back in 1994, we had no idea the adventure we were in for!  Way back then we started our first horsemanship program: "Starting The Language" 

Now we offer online courses, an online horse fair, clinics, and a Learning Center; Woodland Oaks, in Grafton, WI. 

We spent many years traveling to teach clinics, and after taking a few of years off, while both building our learning center, and creating our online programs, we have now begun to open up to traveling to teach clinics again in the summer/fall of 2021!

We would like to invite you to come to join us for some fun, learning, and inspiration!

If you would like to schedule something with us, please use the venue application form below.  We will be in touch very soon.

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Chose from the clinic topics below, or talk with us about a custom combination for your group.

Trail: From trail preparedness in the arena to advanced trail riding techniques and skills out on the trail, you will feel the confidence that comes with knowing you are prepared.

Obstacle: Use proven techniques that help you and your horse gain newfound skills and trust in one another all while having fun!

Ridden Stretching: Ever struggle to find your perfect position and time your aids just right?  Based on Paula's #1 bestselling book, you will learn how easy it can be to find a balanced effortless ride both you and your horse will appreciate.

Pole work: Both you and your horse will both come away from this clinic feeling accomplished!  The balance, timing and feel that can come from focused polework is astonishing, and best of all is how enjoyable it is to do it!

Dressage Done Naturally: True collection and engagement does NOT come from endless circles. Learn new and creative ways to get your horse to willingly offer the beautiful movement you know is inside of him. Creating a willing, playful, balanced partner, no matter the type of saddle you ride in.

Foundations: Finesse your groundwork and under-saddle work and achieve the next level of lightness. Whether you are already competing at a high level, or are just starting your horse from the ground. Going back to basics can unlock your next level of performance.

Advancing: Sidepassing, half-passing, flying lead changes and more.  We will share the exercises both in-hand and under saddle that will be of greatest benefit to you and your horse.

Jumping Done Naturally: Feel the amazing feeling of your horse seeking out his next jump, as you use his natural curiosity and eagerness to create the willing jumping partner you dream of.  Horsemanship and jumping go hand in hand, and we are excited to show you how.

Cow Working: Working cattle can improve our horsemanship in unexpected ways.  In this fun clinic we explain horse training concepts through cow working.

Gymkhana Games For All: Ridden games on horseback, such as pole bending, barrel racing, flag racing, and more, can help us learn to loosen up and ride like a kid again. 

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Excerpts From A Trail Clinic

Instill habits and behaviors that benefit the horse throughout his life. 

WITHOUT Drilling,  Difficult Sessions, Resulting in DULL Disinterested, SOUR Horses...

Jack and Paula Teach Immediately Actionable Step By Step Lessons... 

Breaking down Key Concepts, and Increasing Your Understanding... 

Learn the Crucial Importance of Timing, Feel, and HOW to Use it to Create Response!

Creating The Softness, Responsiveness, and Partnership you desire.

Techniques You Can Apply In Daily Handling Around the Barn...

Concepts That Dramatically Improve Communication Between Horse and Human...

When your horse is confused, nervous, and feeling tense.  Be the one he looks to for guidance, support and reassurance.

Ground-school and Riding Techniques that create partnership, instill beneficial behaviors, and dramatically improve lightness and response.  Creating a stronger bond between you and your horse. 

What if you spend the next year stuck, and stagnant, underestimating your horses and your own abilities? Not having a plan, and inadvertently giving your horse conflicting information, leaving him unhappy, sour, and reactive.

Imagine instead, being excited about the future you are offering your horse.  

Practice Self Discipline vs Horse Discipline