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Calendar of Events
Increase your confidence and safety!
CLINICS / WORKSHOPS
MONTH
TIMES
EVENT
LOCATION
Feb. 23 10-3 pm
1–DAY CLINIC – Beginners Getting started with horses?  Come and see, and learn about what to do, “Safely”
Thornton Ranch
Mar. 12-16 10-4 pm
5–DAY CLINIC – Control the shoulders.
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Apr. 14–18 10-4 pm
5–DAY CLINIC – Hip Control = Emergency brakes
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Apr. 19 10-3 pm
1–DAY CLINIC – Gaining Control – Round pen Techniques
Teaching the horse to face you and come to you.
Thornton Ranch
May 21-25 10-4 pm
5 DAY CLINIC – Custom fit to your needs and problem solving.
Thornton Ranch
Jun. 16-20 10-4 pm
5–DAY CLINIC – Form foundations and ground control.
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Jun. 28 10-3 pm
1-DAY CLINIC - GROUND MANNERS, Learn to develop control from the ground. Establish rein control and brakes Before mounting up.
Thornton Ranch
Jul. 16-20 10-4 pm
5 DAY CLINIC – Prepare for reining.
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Aug. 18-22 10-4 pm
5 DAY CLINIC – Build better brakes.
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Aug. 23 9-4 pm
1 DAY CLINIC – Starting or Re–starting a horse – Round Pen
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Sep. 17-21 10-4 pm
5 DAY CLINIC – Trailer loading and unloading.
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Oct. 13-17 10-4 pm
5-DAY CLINIC - Speed control (while building a bond).
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Oct. 25 9-4 pm
1-DAY CLINIC - Shoulder and Hip control.
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Nov. 12-16 10-4 pm
5-DAY CLINIC - Stops ,Turns and Spins - How to teach.
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Nov. 15-19 10-4 pm
5-DAY CLINIC - Controlled transitions (Walk - Trot - Canter).
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(FEE FOR 1-DAY CLINICS: $45 Horse and Rider)
SPECIAL EVENTS
MONTH
TIMES
EVENT
LOCATION
Tues. & Thurs. 4 - 6 pm
Children’s HORSEMANSHIP - Four classes for $ 150
Thornton Ranch
Feb. 16 10-2 pm
One day “Trust & Obey” Symposium Saddleback Church Equestrian
Laguna Hills, CA
Apr. 26-27 9-4 pm
PROBLEM SOLVING CLINIC provided "FREE"
by “The Corner Feed and Tack”
Winslow, Arizona
May 18 2-4 pm
FREE DEMO Safety - beginning with horses at the Cowboy Corral.
Yucca Valley, CA
Aug. 30-31 9-4 pm
PROBLEM SOLVING CLINIC provided "FREE"
by “The Corner Feed and Tack”
Winslow, Arizona
Sep. 27 1:30 pm
Equine Extravaganza, Booth and a Demo
Starting at 1:30pm for 2 1/2 hours
Apple Valley, CA
TRAINER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
Completion of 8 five-day clinics will advance your horse training and riding skills from Level One to Level Eight which will earn a Certificate of Completion and the distinction of becoming an Ed Thornton Certified Trainer. You will be qualified to teach the techniques used by and developed by John Lyons. Clinics/private sessions at your ranch can be scheduled.
JAN 23 - 27 APRIL 14 - 18 JULY 16 - 20 OCT 13 - 17
FEB 11 - 15 MAY 21 - 25 AUG 18 - 22 NOV 12 - 16
MAR 12 - 16 JUNE 16 - 20 SEPT 17 -21 DEC 15-19

Presentations and demonstrations for riding clubs, fundraisers, 4-H groups - No charge.

EQUINE CONTROL AND SAFTY PROGRAM
Five-day sessions take you from beginning foundations through advanced riding and training techniques in a sequence of lesson plans. The required text for the first 5-day clinic is the John Lyons Ground Control Manual. Additional levels require the John Lyons Riding Manual. Each student is worked with individually and at each student’s ability level as well as the ability level of the horse.

For more information or to reserve a spot in a clinic or apprenticeship program please visit our CONTACT INFO section.

Ed Thornton
Thornton Ranch & Learning Center
57980 Cortez Dr.
Yucca Valley, Ca 92284
(760) 365-2269
 
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