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“Shall We Dance” – Horsemanship Clinics with Mick Barth

9 AM | SEPTEMBER 29-30

Available only to the first 12 riders.

Fee decided on number of participants - estimated $50-$75 for the weekend. First come, first serve for a 2-day horsemanship clinic with Mick Barth, avid showman, trainer and former PRCA roper. The clinic will be held 9am September 29-30 at the Plainville Saddle Club arena on K-18 in Plainville, KS. Fees for the clinic are $500 for the weekend (divided equally among the participants). It is preferred to attend both days.

Last year, Barth took many top honors from halter to performance on his way to Kansas State Champion of the FQHRA. Also in 2011 he won Performance Horse of the Year in the National Versatility Ranch Horse Association. In 2010 he took honors as the High Point Versatility Ranch Horse in the Rocky Mountain Quarter Horse Association. Prior to his showing career he was a 10-year member of the PRCA participating in tie down roping and team roping.

To be a part of these three inaugural clinics, email info@plainvillesaddleclub.com or call (785) 650-2163 September 28, however only 12 spots will be available so call soon.

UPDATE: Only snaffle bits will be used - no shank bits of any kind. Here's a list of topics to be covered:

Proper positioning over the 14th vertebra
Proper tack
Break at the poll
Counter bend
Counter canter
Direct rein
Disengage (hind quarters)
Forward seat
Hand position
Indirect rein
Leg position (there are 3)
Leg pressure
Ride into the stop
Side pass
Stop the front end

The Plainville Saddle Club hosts a variety of clinics and we are eager to host more. If you have an idea for a clinic - please let us know. Be sure to subscribe to our e-news list so that we can keep you informed of upcoming clinics and events.

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