Do you have a group of
up to 8 people that
would be interested in
· You get the group
together,and discuss the
clinic format and topics
you would like covered.
· Decide on the topic(s)
you want covered during
the clinic. This is truly your
clinic catered to fit the
needs of your group.
· Decide how many
hours/days you can
commit. example clinics
typically last 1 to 4 days
and run 3 to 8 hours per
· Decide whether you want
to do consecutive days or
break the clinic up over the
course of several weeks.
Keep in mind week day
clinics are discounted.
· Decide whether or not to
allow spectators during the
clinic. Decide whether you
want to find a facility or
come to ours.
· Then call for rate quote
for a customized clinic for
you and your friends. Price
will based on the number
of days/hours involved not
the number or participants,
1 minimum/8 maximum.
Prices for clinics held at
Blackthorn Farms will not
include the cost of over
night stall/paddock rental if
applicable. Prices for
clinics held away from
Blackthorn Farms will
include all travel fees in
with the clinic cost.
· Clinic coordinator/host
will be responsible for
dividing the clinic cost how
ever they choose,
collecting every ones
deposits and getting them
turned in by the agreed
upon due date
Coordinator/host will be
responsible for getting the
balance of the clinic fee
collected and turned in
before the clinic begins.
· Enjoy a clinic surrounded
by people and horses with
which you are already
familiar and a great
We offer a variety of training services, colt starting, ground
manner refinement, trail training and natural gait
improvement for show or trail. Let us help you obtain the
best results possible with your horse. All of or training
packages include weekly lessons, because we want you to
achieve the same satisfaction with your horse that we do.
Eric has spent time around some of the industries
top horseman, including being in the last month long
class taught by Ray Hunt www.rayhunt.com. He has
participated in and attended numerous clinics given by such
horseman as Ray Hunt, Dennis Reis, Fran Hancock, Pat
Parrelli, Ken Nojorka. Eric gives credit for a lot of his
horsemanship knowledge to his dad and time spent as a
youngster around local horse legend Roy Garrett.
In addition to training with legendary horsemen, Eric Gray
has competed in The Extreme Mustang Makeover and
placed in the top 10 in his divisions. Handling wild mustang's
requires special skill and extreme expertise, which Eric is
happy to demonstrate with his 2008 mustang Johnny Cash.
Anyone that has ever had the privledge of particpating and
viewing Eric work with the mustangs, knows that there is a
higher level of communication and understanding between
them only a expert horseman can achieve. Eric and Johnny
Cash have made a huge impact on the local community, and
they are excited to continue spreading knowledge of better
horsmanship and the incredible gift of the American
Training is available in the following increments.
$750-30 day increments (approx 20 hours of training)
$1000-30 hours of guaranteed training time. Approx 40-45
-Full board with limited turn out. (shavings,mucking,grooming,
-Quality pelleted feed and top quality grass hay twice per
-5 day of training per week.
- Weekly lesson for you. Lessons may be with your horse or
with one of the farm's horses until you and your horse are
*Owner will be responsible for any hauling, farrier, veterinary
service, or other expenses incurred during your horses stay
at Blackthorn Farms LLC.
Contact KeyGhorsemanship@gmail.com to book
We also offer clinics and intense horse and rider training
sessions. These clinics and sessions are to work on
achieving horse and rider harmony. During this time we can
evaluate and see if it is your horse or its human partner that
is causing the problem in the horse-human relationship.
Training Sessions are $40 per hour.
We offer a variety of public clinics through out the year both
at our facility and throughout the Southeast. Clinics can cover
several topics or go into great detail on a few topics. We can
cover everything from basic horsemanship, obtaining the
smoothest gait your horse can perform, learning to move
your horse laterally, de-spooking, proper collection. colt
starting, obstacle training, throttle control with your body
rather than your reins. ground driving and several other
topics. We strive to help you reach your horsemanship goals
though a better understanding of your equine partner.
Go to the Calendar page to view details on up-coming
Training & Clinics