Horsemanship clinic offered in July

Kit Fladland rides a horse in one of his horsemanship clinics. Fladland will teach a three-day clinic in Lewistown in July. Photo courtesy of La Riata Ranch

A three-day horsemanship class will be held July 14-16 at the Fergus County Fairgrounds in Lewistown.
Kip Fladland, a native Montanan who currently resides in Council Bluffs, Iowa, is the clinic instructor. Kip traveled exclusively with Buck Brannanman for five years, and now starts and rides horses for clients. Throughout the year he holds clinics, teaching the style of horsemanship brought about by Tom and Bill Dorrance and Ray Hunt.
The Lewistown clinic begins with a groundwork class from 9 a.m. to noon each day. This class will address having a respectful horse on the halter as well as under saddle. The afternoon portion of the clinic will be a horsemanship 1 class for horses under saddle.
If you have any questions concerning the clinic, please contact Jeff Decker at (406) 366-9959, who can provide registration forms and more specific details for participants and spectators.
If this summer’s clinic is successful, there is the possibility of having Kip come to Lewistown next summer to do a colt starting, cattle working, ranch roping or Horsemanship 2 class.



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