Cowboy Crash Course


The cowboy crash course will be an 10 week overview of all of the basic necessities needed for horsemanship. The goal of the course will be to develop a more well-rounded and thoughtful horseman that is capable of handling and working with horses, but also has basic knowledge of how to be self dependent for both themselves and their horse.
SKILLS TO BE INTRODUCED: Horse Behavior, Groundwork, Tack Fitting and Maintenance, Horseback Riding, Leatherwork, Trail Riding, Blacksmithing, Barrel Racing, Emergency Veterinary and Farrier Skills, Working Cattle

INSTRUCTORS:
Erika Eckstrom - The owner and operator of Painted Bar Stables, Erika has 20+ years of experience working with horses and riding. For the past 6 years, Erika has devoted her life to developing practical programs that help both people and horses learn to communicate and function as teams. She can also pick a fine tune on a fiddle.
Joes Chicone - Certified Journeyman Farrier and professional horseman, Joe has 40+ years of experience working cattle on ranches out West, riding the trails of the East, and handcrafting saddlery and blacksmith metal work. He's a darned good guy, and plays a mean banjo.

COST: $600, includes a graduation cowboy hat ($150 non-refundable deposit to hold spot)
LOCATION: Painted Bar Stables - 4093 Lake Street, Burdett NY 14818
(some classes may be held at the Chicone Shop or the Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce based on the class to be taught)
DATES: Sundays, March 2nd - May 11th (1 week break)
TIME: 4:00pm start time
COURSE SESSIONS: 10 Sessions, each session will be roughly 2 hours of work time.

Supplies Required By Students: boots with a small heel, plyable work gloves, safety glasses
Supplies Provided By Program: riding helmet, riding tack, lunge line, basic leather work tools and supplies, basic blacksmith tools and supplies

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