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Buster & Sheryl McLaury Horsemanship Clinic ~ Rain Or Shine

April 4 @ 8:00 am - April 7 @ 5:00 pm


Buster & Sheryl McLaury are coming to Rawking Horse Ranch in Briones!

A product of the big ranch country in West Texas, Buster McLaury brings a unique perspective into his clinics and demos. Having made his living cowboying on and managing big outfits all his life, he has worked thousands of horses and hundreds of thousands of cattle. Over 40 years around livestock has provided him with a wealth of information, experience, and stories which he readily shares with others.

Buster and Sheryl now live on their own place just west of Paducah, Texas. They spend each year traveling the U.S. and abroad conducting colt starting, horsemanship, ranch roping, and cow working clinics. The McLaury’s goals in their clinics are to help people better understand the horse and how to work with him in a manner that is fitting to him, thereby creating an environment of trust, understanding, and enjoyment for both horse and rider.

4 Day Clinic

Horsemanship 1    9AM-12PM    $575

Horsemanship 2    1:30PM-4:30PM  $575

Auditors Price $30/day

Rain or Shine we have an Indoor Arena and Covered Viewing Stand for Auditors

CLINIC BOARDING RATES –  $35 a day. Check out is at 1pm following day if you want to stay in your stall on the last day until 6pm there is a $10 charge.

Stalls come with shavings and are cleaned for you.   Feed is not included so please bring your own Hay.

Camping Available and limited RV hook ups available

Lunch for Purchase TBA

Saturday night group dinner at a restaurant TBA





To secure your spot please send $250 deposit to:

Mail check made out to Rawking Horse Ranch TO:
JoAnn Gillespie
PO BOX 471
Lafayette CA 94549

Paypal OK but send as “Friends & Family”  or  they take out 3%  and you will have pay the difference when you come.

*clinic funds are nonrefundable unless we cancel.   You are welcome to sell you spot if you cannot attend. I of course will help you to the best of my abilities as well.

Horsemanship 1  $575

Buster believes that good horsemanship begins on the ground. He believes that the understanding, confidence, softness, attitude, etc. that you have on the ground with your horse will carry right over into the saddle. This class is designed to help the horse and human develop their relationship on the ground so that they can improve their relationship in the saddle. Most of the time will be spent on proper and safe leading, lunging, backing, ground manners, ect. Some time will be spent riding after the groundwork is satisfactory.

Horsemanship 2  $575

This class is designed to help achieve a higher level of communication between horse and rider. It emphasizes the rider’s awareness of what the horse needs to do with his feet and balance in order to docertain jobs (turn on the hindquarters, forehand, backing, transitions, etc,) We will work on the rider’s balance, cues, seat position, etc. so that he can be more clear with his instructions to the horse and make it easier for the horse to understand and do what the rider is asking. It should also make the rider more aware of where the horse is in his understanding of what the rider is asking, and help the rider learn to work with the horse right where he his, so that the rider can better prepare his horse for what he needs to do in the future. Basically, this class should help you work towards increased harmony with your horse through better understanding and through simple, yet precise exercises. We will not do anything fancy in this class, but we start laying the foundation for some really fancy things.


April 4 @ 8:00 am
April 7 @ 5:00 pm
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JoAnn Gillespie


Rawking Horse Ranch
Rawking Horse Ranch, 1131 Bear Creek Road
Briones, CA 94553 United States
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