Testimonials

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

Weitekamp Horsemanship Clinics

Joe with PMU Rescue.

Joe working with PMU Rescue in Ground Work Clinic. Photo by SRC Photography

Joe Weitekamp is an experienced clinician who has helped many horses and their owners achieve new levels of success.

Joe offers both groundwork and horsemanship clinics that can turn your horse into the dream horse you always wanted.

No matter what discipline you ride, having a gentle horse means you will enjoy your riding more.

Joe Weitekamp can equip you and your horse with the training you need to have a safer more relaxing ride.

2013 Horsemanship Clinics

Ground Work Clinic – Sat-Sun 19-20 Jan, 2013 in Pilot Point, Texas

Level 1 Riding Clinic – Sat-Sun 16-17 Feb, 2013 in Pilot Point, Texas

Level 2 Riding Clinic – Sat-Sun 23-24 Nov, 2013 in Pilot Point, Texas

If you want to attend a clinic and don’t see one near you, talk to Joe about our special hosting package for folks who will host a clinic at their facilities.

Clinic Descriptions

Below are descriptions of the Clinics Joe offers. Joe can also customize private clinics based on client’s needs.

Joe Weitekamp Ground Work Clinic

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.

Joe Weitekamp Horsemanship Clinic Level 1

This clinic will cover:

  • Softening
  • Flexion (lateral and vertical)
  • Control of all 5 areas of the body
  • A lesson on bits and their uses
  • Saddle placement and fit
  • Pre-ride check
  • Bending and flexing
  • one rein stop
  • transitions
  • controlling parts of body
  • Proper use of hands, seat and legs

Who Should Attend: Anyone who wants to enhance their communication with their horse. This course will increase your confidence and help you have a safer riding horse.

For more information or to pre-register or to host a clinic, please contact Joe Weitekamp via email weitekampjoe@yahoo.com or 469-245-7821

Here’s a short clip from Joe’s clinic at 4C Stables in Waxahatchie, TX


Interested in participating in a clinic? Call Joe today at 469-245-7821.

Joe Weitekamp Horsemanship Clinic Level 2

Level 2 Riding Clinic – Sat-Sun 23-24 Nov, 2013 in Pilot Point, Texas

This clinic will cover:

  • Softening, flexion and body control At the walk, trot and lope (canter)
  • Collection
  • Form to Function
  • Straightness
  • Balance
  • Introduction of exercises to improve the above.
  • Stops
  • Turns
  • Side pass
  • Lead departures
  • Backing

Who Should Attend: Anyone who wants to take their horsemanship to the next level. This course will improve your skills and and communication with your horse, which will result in a more willing horse and help you have a safer riding horse.

For more information or to pre-register or to host a clinic, please contact Joe Weitekamp via email weitekampjoe@yahoo.com or 469-245-7821

Joe and Lexie working on the stop

Joe Weitekamp Horsemanship Clinic Level 3

This clinic will cover:

  • Collection
  • Form to Function
  • Straightness
  • Balance
  • Problem solving and Fine Tuning Maneuvers such as:
  • Stops
  • Rollbacks
  • Turnaround/Spin
  • Lead departures
  • Lead Changes
  • Backing

Who Should Attend: Anyone that has mastered the previous levels and wants to take their horse, and horsemanship to the next level. The ideas and techniques discussed in this clinic are designed to advance the skills of the everyday horseman as well as the avid competitor.

For more information or to pre-register or to host a clinic, please contact Joe Weitekamp via email weitekampjoe@yahoo.com or 469-245-7821

Testimonials

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)