The inside secrets to understanding cattle
How to stay grounded in your seat during stops and turns
The magic combination of rider skills, horse skills, and cattle knowledge
How to work and control a cow with accuracy
The difference between a cow turn and reining spin
How to connect with your horse while working a cow
How to help yourself and your horse be accurate on a cow
The difference between working in a straight line and when to work angles
A success pattern for consistency and correctness on a cow
A systematic skill-building approach to working a cow in a safe, go-at-your-own-pace environment. You'll experience a clear model of skill development without pressure... and lots of support.
How much fun is it to work cattle nonstop?
Plus, relaxing retreat-style activities planned including morning yoga and/or walks (optional) and evening fireside chats.
Cowgirl circles and storytelling plus a friendly team competition on Sunday with prizes. You'll share great times and make cowgirl friends for life.
While you will have lots of opportunities to work a cow, you will also have time to have fun with the other cowgirl participants. Club Cowgirl events are all about friendship, fun, and camaraderie.
The coaching and the environment are positive and uplifting. You will feel safe being yourself with Shannon, Barb and the other participants.
The topics of clinics involving cattle focus on a specific cow sport, rather than foundation cattle knowledge and skill development. Cattle are mentioned as an incidental sidebar. This clinic provides an exceptional opportunity for you to gain layers of knowledge, skill, and multiple experiences with cattle.
This Cow Intensive Clinic focuses on three main topic areas: the cow, the horse, and the rider. You'll understand how cattle think and move, the essential form and rhythm of the horse as he/she works a cow, and the horsemanship skills necessary for you to have grounded balance and ride your horse accurately on a cow.
One of the most common complaints about clinics is the amount of time 'standing around' and waiting for your turn. In this clinic, however, you will not be idle. You will ride with two accomplished clinicians as well as engage independently at learning stations. You may also choose to rest or take a break.
We have you covered with all meals, snacks, water and wine for evening gatherings.
Friday afternoon light snacks (during the classroom workshop) and dinner.
Saturday light breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Sunday light breakfast, and lunch.
Miracle Farm is a boys ranch for at-risk teenage boys who want to change their lives for the better. Rooted in Christian faith and western heritage, this one-of-a-kind ranch helps struggling young men experience healing, earn an education, and learn respect. Through their innovative horse program and on-site academic and vocational training, young men establish and achieve goals for a lifetime and learn to believe in themselves.
The nostalgia of the traditional cowgirl conjures up images of grit and grace. And, today’s cowgirls are no different.
Inside every cowgirl, you will find a strong, dedicated, hard-working, and committed woman. She is passionate about being the best she can be while enjoying her connection with a good horse, good friends, and the best in life’s adventures.
Club Cowgirls is a group of like-minded women who support one another, learn together, and have fun with their horses. Club Cowgirls, founded in 2018, provides educational opportunities for women to learn about horsemanship, competition skills in ranch heritage events and personal growth.
Barbra has always been driven by a singular passion ~ to help riders grow their confidence. She is a certified Personal Performance Coach, a Cutting Horse Trainer, Publisher of online programs, Clinician, Author, and Speaker.
In all she does, Barbra helps riders access and maintain a state of grounded calmness and confidence in mind, body, and emotion. The experience of connection to self and to the horse is what allows riders to unlock potential in both themselves and their horse.
Barbra is an honoree in the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame and in the National Cutting Horse Association Members' Hall of Fame. She was awarded the National Female Equestrian of the Year Award by the AQHA and the Women's Sports Foundation. In May, 2020, she received the American Horse Publications' Equine Industry Vision Award for her positive impact on the entire equine industry. In 2021 she will receive the Western Horseman's Women of the West Award at the Art of the Cowgirl.
Barbra lives with her husband, Tom in Brenham, Texas.
Shannon's core purpose is to inspire in people the desire to be exceptional with their horse and to help horses perform in their discipline.
Her special interest is in Versatility Ranch Horses/Stock Horse/Reined Cowhorse events, where she competes while coaching her clients.
Shannon is a Clinton Anderson Certified Clinician and a trained Executive Coach.
She specializes in helping Novice and Amateur riders be better horsemen/horsewomen and show pen competitors.
She has a great style for helping people feel okay with where they are today, while also challenging riders to advance their knowledge, skills, and abilities.
As a coach, Shannon puts the relationship between horse and rider first, building a foundation for people to learn what the horse is feeling and thinking relative to what the rider wants to do.
PLEASE NOTE OUR CANCELLATION POLICY
If you are unable to attend for any reason, you will receive a full refund if your cancellation is prior to October 1st and we can fill your spot.
If we cannot fill your spot, you will have a credit with Club Cowgirls for any paid fees that can be applied to a future event for a period of 12 months.
If we have to cancel for any reason (ie, COVID) you will have the option to keep a credit with us for a future event, or have all of your paid fees refunded.