I love teaching horses and teaching people. So giving clinics seems like a win-win…and for the most part it is.
The difficult thing for me is typically the group size. I like small groups. I want to know your name and your horses name and I like to take my time.
There are two issues with this;
- the smaller the group the higher the cost per person- unless you come to me I have fuel or airfare, hotel, eating out, etc which is still lower than everyone traveling to me but still it raises the price.
- Retention rate; I give a lot of info…and there is a limit to how much anyone (or horse) can absorb in one session. Eight hours alone with me teaching might sound good…but your brain will start to get fried after 2-3 hours…I have seen it happen!
So maybe there is such a thing as too small a group. Especially when I get feedback that people like watching other people get instruction and ask questions.
I asked and I explained…now it is your turn!
Please leave your comments and ideas about what is ideal in a clinic setting; things you have loved or hated (leave out names please) and while you are at it…go ahead and throw in prices.
How many days?
How big of a group?
Is the group divided during the day?
Do you like specific topics during the day or leave it open to what comes up?
Location; arena setting? Trail? Other?
Is watching almost as beneficial as riding?
Suggested horse and rider price-
Suggested auditor (spectator) price-