My daughter and I recently attended your Horsemanship clinic and thoroughly enjoyed it. You had both of our horses listening to us better than I ever imagined possible. One of my horses had never done any lateral work and you had us side passing beautifully. Thank you for being so articulate and breaking difficult maneuvers into steps we could understand. I highly recommend your clinics.
~ Chris C.
Clinic Participant

Ground Work Clinic

19-20 Jan 2013

Want a good relationship with your horse? Start with ground work.

No prior experience with ground work training is required. Joe will begin by teaching the fundamentals of ground work and how to communicate with your horse through body language. He’ll explain the psychology behind it and why your horse will love you more for knowing it. Best of all, many riding and behavioral problems disappear when you do ground work with your horse.

Clinic topics will include:

  • Free lunging
  • Lead line lunging
  • Getting the horse to focus on you
  • Controlling emotions (yours and your horse)
  • Leading
  • Standing
  • Defining space
  • Sending
  • Getting control of the body
  • Introduction to de-spooking and de-sensitizing

Who should attend: This clinic would be good for anyone, but it would be especially suited for owners with green horses or problem horses. The clinic is also the perfect bonding experience for owners with new horses. If your horse needs a refresher on manners or you just want to enhance your communication with your horse, this is the clinic for you.

Here’s a short video of a recent Groundwork clinic.

Interested in attending a Groundwork clinic? Please contact Joe Weitekamp 469-245-7821 or weitekampjoe@yahoo.com

Cost: $200 for 2 days with your horse
$25 per day for auditors
Participation will be limited to ensure individual attention.

Learn the fundamentals of working your horse from the ground. Topics will include basic groundwork strategies as well as work to get your horse focused on you and respecting your space.
Starts: 01/19/2013
Ends: 01/20/2013
10761 Cole Road
Pilot Point, Texas


Registration must be recieved by March 1st. All entries recieved after March 1st will have a $50 late registration fee included.


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I just wanted to thank you again for her wonderful start in partnership with humans. She is everything and more than my highest hopes to find again after having two such loving and kind horse partners in the past. The first mare I had for 34 years, the second I had for only 20 years, but they were such true soul mates and I believe Bella will be everything they were and more.

~ Viki LaCamera - Bella's new Owner (Bella is a mustang trained by Joe)

Just an update on Dyno, he is amazing. He has already bonded with everyone. We can not go outside without him neighing at us and he won't stop neighing until we go up to him and pet him. He is such a laid back horse, nothing really seems to bother him. [...] Thanks for all of the hard work you put into Dyno!

~ Priscilla - Dyno's new owner (Dyno is a mustang trained by Joe)