Natural Horsemanship Clinics & Retreats
Authentic Horsemanship, our concept of Natural Horsemanship
The Hideout is a riding The Hideout is a riding guest ranch and an equestrian destination. We have the privilege to listen, talk, learn and ride with visitors from around the world. Our guests come from different walks of life and have a rich variety of riding levels and equestrian experience ranging from beginners to intermediate and professional riders competing in the global arena. All these people share a passion for riding and horses. Our guests have a wealth of information, ideas, feedback, opinions and experience to offer.
We also invest in training for our team by organizing clinics and training opportunities with well-rounded professional clinicians.
This is what shapes and defines our riding and equestrian culture at The Hideout. It is the way in which we handle and respect our horses, the way we train our horses and the way we teach our guests about horsemanship and horses. We call it Authentic Horsemanship. It is based on respect, low-stress, empathy, open-mindedness and professionalism.
The Goal of Authentic Horsemanship at The Hideout
Our goal is simple; to create a fun, safe, open-minded and respectful equestrian experience during your stay at The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch. We are constantly growing and shaping our program because like most things in life, it is an ever-evolving journey to reach the goals we have set for our program. The more we learn and listen, the more we notice how much we still have to learn.
Our intention is to maximize the potential embedded in the relationship between each horse and rider.
Natural Horsemanship Clinics at The Hideout Lodge & Guest Ranch
1. Weekly throughout the season
Riding lessons, learning the basics of horsemanship and Liberty as a hands-on activity are offered and available if we have enough participants. All of The Hideout’s activities, including non-riding activities, are typically available with a minimum of 3 to 4 participants.
On Wednesday morning, we usually offer a demonstration on the basics of natural horsemanship. Our Owner, Marijn, and horse trainer, Ramon, will be your hosts. Marijnholds a Level 4 Parelli Certification, participated in Art of the Cowgirl in 2020 and rode thousands of miles on the range, working cattle, studying horsemanship and working in Liberty. Marijn started working with horses at a later age, when first joining The Hideout. She studied both the theoretical and practical side, attending many clinics of experienced clinicians, including Farrah Green. Farrah is the lead clinician at Trapper Creek Ranch, our horsemanship clinic center. Marijn loves working cattle and working with Liberty with her horses.
Ramon is our horse trainer and farrier. He is a Vaquero and a natural with horses. Ramon is very calm and worked many years as a stockman, cow boss and horse trainer at The Flitner Ranch. All our Hideout horses go through Ramon’s gentle hands as a trainer.And throughout the year, he fine-tunes our guest horses.
Both Marijn and Ramon are experienced equestrians. Each will focus on different things. Throughout the week, they will both be riding with our guests.
Dedicated Horsemanship Clinic weeks at The Trapper Creek Ranch with Farrah Green
For those who would like to indulge in a full week, day in day out, focusing on horsemanship and learning about horses, we recommend signing up for a clinic with Farrah Green. Farrah is a trained clinician who got her 3 Star Parelli certification at young age.
While we practice low stress horsemanship and have a strong equestrian focus at The Hideout, a guest ranch is not a clinic or training center. At The Hideout we touch on instructing the basics of natural horsemanship. If you want to fully immerse in learning more, we encourage you to sign up for one of our clinic weeks with Farrah at Trapper Creek Ranch. These clinic weeks are limited to 4 participants only, they are all about horses, horsemanship and learning. During the clinic, you will stay at The Trapper Creek Guest House sharing this cozy log cabin with other participants. Philippe, Farrah’s husband, is very involved in ensuring your comfort and well-being during your clinic, and will ensure you are well fed with delicious, healthy food. Read both websites carefully. The focus of the experience at a guest ranch is different than the focus of the experience during dedicated clinic weeks. That is the reason we have separated the programs, while using the same horsemanship principles in both ranches.A growing number of our guests participates in the different programs.
The focus of The Hideout and Trapper Creek Ranch is very different.
2. Natural Horsemanship Clinic weeks by Farrah Green at The Trapper Creek Ranch, Shell – Wyoming
From June through October Farrah Green organizes dedicated natural horsemanship clinics & retreats at our sister ranch in Shell. These programs are limited to 4 participants weekly and the focus is on horses, learning and improving. The program operates separately from The Hideout and you will stay in The Trapper Creek Guest House
For more information please visit our dedicated website for this program at www.ahhorsemanship.com