Wil & Beverly offer private training instruction lessons that can be customized for your personal needs. These can be arranged by appointment in between our regularly-scheduled school classes, and can be two-to ten-day events for just you, your family, or a select group. Private Instruction sessions are ideal for new WHR gelding clients to learn how to correctly handle, ride, and maintain their new horse.
We enjoy this informal format, as we can get down to the "nitty gritty" of each of your needs and spend as much time as required to address them. Focusing on particular areas gives you the opportunity to reach your personal goals, building from one skill to the next with your horse.
Using our From Foundation to Finished© principles, we offer a variety of areas to choose from with specific goals to help you progress:
Ground Work Horsemanship - Establishing & Reinforcing Leadership
Riding & Horsemanship Lessons w/Arena Pattern Work & Exercises
Snaffle Bit Training Work - FFF 10-Step Exercises
Tuning Specific Maneuvers in Reining - Advanced FFF Steps
Advancement Training & Bit Work - Beyond the Snaffle Bit
Cow Work (Cutting, Reined Cow Horse & Ranch Versatility) *
Trail Obstacle Course & Desensitizing Exercises
Off Ranch -Trail Exposure Riding **
Lessons at either WHR location - $395/day per rider minimum (4-6 hours instruction daily)
Return Rider Discount for former School students - $300/day per rider
Rates include board for your horse
Bunkhouse lodging is available for participants only at our Oregon Home Ranch
Lessons/Clinic At your location** -
$2500/day for both Wil & Beverly or $1250/day for just Beverly, two-day minimum
5 horse/rider maximum, with one free spectator pass per participant
Additional spectators/auditors will be charged $50/day
If out of our normal travel route, flight travel/lodging expense will also be charged. We usually try to be in route with our motor home when planning such events.
*Extra cattle fee
** Extra travel fee
This special program for dedicated horsemanship students offers a month-long extended Horsemanship Training session. There will only be one or two students for each session, so it is a unique opportunity to really grow and advance your horsemanship and see both you and your horse progress as you acquire skills that will move you ahead. Whether it's just to pursue a personal passion or to work towards making a career of training horses, you'll learn up-close and personal what Wil & Beverly have spent a lifetime to acquire and refine. No other experience can replace being in that presence, day in and day out, participating in the daily ranch activities and working the WHR horses. Hands-on horse training From Foundation to Finished, the Wil Howe Way...which really is a way of life.
Fee - $6000/month with payment plan
Pre-Paid Discount Fee - $5000/month
Includes use of the Ranch facilities - Round Pens, Riding Arenas, Ranch Obstacle and Natural Trail Course, Tack Experimentation, the Outdoor Kitchen & BBQ Campfire area, and cattle*. Lodging included at Oregon location.
Limited to 2 students
Arizona - December, January, February, and March
Oregon - June
*Extra cattle fee