February 2010

I'm excited to announce some great opportunities for helping you with your journey in Building The Horse Of A Lifetime™ this year. . . ROCKY MOUNTAIN HORSE EXPO, MARCH 12-14

Get ready for an exciting weekend at this year's Denver Expo! Come visit both my booth and MannaPro's booth in the Expo Hall as well as my demonstrations twice each day. I'll be featuring two new demonstrations this Expo: "Trail Obstacles and the Principles of Escalation" and "Trailer Loading Without a Trailer".

In "Trail Obstacles and the Principles of Escalation," I'll use a series of obstacles with various degrees of difficulty. We'll use these various obstacles to teach you how to assess your horse's skill and confidence levels and how to progress them to a higher level. Understanding where your horse's skill and confidence levels are is the focus of this seminar. No matter what training we do with our horse, it is important to not over-challenge our horse and to build their confidence through a series of progressively more difficult obstacles. This ensures we're always preparing our horse for the next thing we're going to ask him to do. Demonstration will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10am in the Hall of Education Arena (enter under Hall of Education on the north side of the building).

In "Trailer Loading Without a Trailer," I'll teach you how to prepare your horse for trailer loading even if you don't have a trailer to work with. Many horse owners board their horses at stables and do not own trailers. Many others live in popular riding areas and they can access trails close to home. However, if you wish to go exploring new areas, your horse may not be prepared to load in a trailer. Even if you don't plan on leaving your favorite riding area, there may come a time when your horse needs emergency medical care or even evacuation due to a forest or wildfire. Come how to teach your horse trailer loading skills with common items found around any stable. Demonstration will be held Friday and Saturday at 1pm and Sunday at 12:45pm in the Hall of Education Arena (enter under Hall of Education on the north side of the building).

The expo is at the Nation Western Complex in Denver and runs from 8am to 7pm on Friday and Saturday and 8am to 6pm on Sunday. We are looking for some volunteers to give us a hand both at our booth and our demonstrations each day. Please let us know if you would like to help. For more information about the Expo, visit www.rockymountainhorseexpo.com.

Ride with a Professional at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo:

Are you one of those people who are just dying to try new training tips as soon as you get home? Don't wait. Bring your horse and join me for "Trail Obstacles and the Principles of Escalation" or "Trailer Loading Without a Trailer" during the Denver Expo. Two options are available:

Option 1: $40/per session, plus stalling at $40/day (stall required for all horses on premises, regardless of length of stay). Includes 2 single-day admission tickets (for day of ride or rides); trucks with trailers park at no charge in Lot C.

Option 2: Participant package: $200 for 3 rides total, plus 1 stall for the entire Expo. Includes 2 three-day passes and 1 parking pass (trailer can be dropped at Lot C).

To ride with me, fill out the contract available at www.rockymountainhorseexpo.com, listing me as your preferred clinician. The Expo will forward your information to me to ensure your goals match my demonstration. You must include full payment with the contract as well as proof of liability insurance. If you do not currently have coverage, you can get coverage automatically by joining the Colorado Horse Council as an individual or a family or purchasing through the Expo. Go to www.coloradohorsecouncil.com for an application. Submit your contract by March 1 to make sure you can ride with me. Please note the requirements for health papers and Coggins testing in the contract. They WILL check ALL your paperwork before you can bring your horse onto the grounds and they are thorough! All riders will be required to sign Expo liability releases before riding and riders under 18 will also need to have a parent or legal guardian sign the application.

I'm really looking forward to working with everyone in this unique opportunity!


You've been patiently waiting for a clinic in your area and here it is! I will be conducting my Creating the Ultimate Trail Horse Clinic May 1-2 at Fort Collins Equestrian Center. This will be a great weekend filled with lots of information and tools to get your horse ready to hit the trail this summer. Check out the Clinic section for more information. Online sign-up will be available starting February 25.The clinic will be $295 per rider for both days. As a CSU graduate, I'm excited to come up to Ram country!


We all had such a great time last year in this clinic, we couldn't resist having it again. This is a great opportunity to get your horse out for a few consecutive days of trail riding with lessons, tips and problem solving on the trail as we go. The M Lazy C Ranch in Lake George, Colo., will again be our beautiful setting for this fun-filled weekend. Check out our Photo Album section and click on Advanced Trail Clinic to see some of the great scenery and trail riding the M Lazy C has to offer. This year's clinic is August 6-8. Discounted early registration ends April 15 and registration begins February 25.


I can conduct any of our clinics in any location. Contact me at info@debbiebibb.com or (719)748-8543 to talk about me travelling to your neck of the woods.

May You Ride The Horse Of A Lifetime!

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