Kansas Horse Council 8831 Quail Lane Suite 201, Manhattan, KS 66502 785-776-0662 ©1999-2016 Kansas Horse Council, All rights reserved.

Clinicians

Bobby Kerr

Bobby has been in horse training for over 40 years. He has trained and shown Reining, Roping, Working Cow Horse and Cutting. He is the Founder of the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame (TCHF) now located in the Stockyards in Fort Worth, Texas. Click logo below for a link to TCHF website and check out the Fox 4  Lone Star Adventure featuring the TCHF by clicking the myFOX logo. Bobby is also a talented craftsman. For over 20 years he owned and operated Cowboy Art creating many custom metal signs and fixtures. These custom pieces have been purchased and collected by people all over the world. From home decor he moved on to custom motorcycles which he designed and built with his son, Cody. Cody was the mechanic, they both did the fabrication and Bobby did all the painting. Click the image below for pictures of some of his work. He was voted Fan Favorite in 2011 Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover and placed 4th on Poncho and 5th on Lefty. He was the Champion in the Legends division of the 2012 Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover on Maypop and was voted Fan Favorite. Bobby and Poncho won the IPRA Contract Act Showcase - Dress Class during their International Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City in January. It was a wonderful experience and we made some new friends. ​In 2013 Bobby placed 2nd and 3rd in the Mustang Million. He  and Poncho were guests on Good Morning America promoting the NatGeo Wild mini-series ​Mustang Millionaire, were Bobby was a featured cast member. In 2015 & 2016 Bobby was nominated in the top 5 for PRCA Specialty Act of the Year. ​ ​Bobby is the 2016 NFR Specialty Act.
Paul Humphrey and Breaking the Mold are much more than just a "barrel clinic". It's much more than just going around the barrels. Paul comes from a reining, working cow horse background.  Paul spent 9 years working under some of the best horsemen and learning how to truly train a horse.  Paul started building the Breaking the Mold program over 10 years ago.  He wanted to bring horsemanship back to the barrel racing sport by teaching riders about body control and by showing how a horse that is taught to use their body correctly will be easier to train, will be more consistent, and will have fewer issues than horses that do not have this knowledge. The Breaking the Mold program is not about a stronger bit or a stronger hand.  It's not about gimmicks and quick fixes.  It's about teaching your horse how to give to your hand and leg pressure, move shoulder, ribs and forward motion, all while staying collected.  Once you've accomplished this, THEN you will take those movements to the barrel pattern. When your horse understands how to use their body correctly, it makes  the training process so much easier.  In order to keep the horse collected and using their body, the rider must understand how to keep the horse going in the right direction, to become soft and consistent and collected. With Paul's drills your horse never learns how to drop his shoulder, cheat the barrels, go by the barrel, or any other issues that will cost you time and troubles in a run. These drills were designed to teach the horse to use their body correctly and to never allow them to know any different than the correct way to work the pattern. When you attend a PAUL HUMPHREY BARREL RACING CLINIC you will be amazed how you will learn to connect to your horse. Its all about true horsemanship and communication. Paul will work you and your horse to become a team. He truly believes that not only does the horse need to understand their job, but the rider also needs to understand how to prepare for the barrel run. In Paul's clinics and on his DVDs, he uses his barrel exercises to get your horse wanting to work each barrel, and eliminating any problems you are having such as fading into the first barrel, running by barrels, not collecting before the turn, stepping off, stepping in, not completing the barrel turn, shouldering in and many other issues. Paul's program is not about fixing problems, its about getting rid of them all together. This program will change your thoughts about barrel racing and will make the sport fun for you and your horse. Meaning – You can ride your horse to their potential without issues.

Paul Humphrey

Renowned gaited horseman since 1980, Larry was very successful in the show ring, winning regional, national and grand national championships. In 2002 he was trainer of the year. He has held judges cards in several gaited breeds. Initially, he trained using the traditional gaited horse methods, thinking these were the only way to yield gait. As his training progressed he wanted to train gaited horses to a higher level so they would gait for any level rider and the riders could count on them to be safe and dependable. In his quest to learn correctness and lightness, Larry began studying classical dressage in the early 1990’s from contemporary masters who had studied under Nuno Olivera and at classical schools in Europe. Classical training teaches the horse to rebalance itself into a relaxed frame of collection, engaging the hind legs. Engagement of the hind legs, whether false or real is what makes a gaited horse gait. Larry learned to bring horses into a more classical frame to gait. When you strengthen the correct muscles, the horse can carry a rider and rebalance into natural collection. Larry learned in short order that horses were more consistant in their gait and could perform gaits with a wider range of speeds when classically trained. Correct training builds confidence in a horse. Natural horsemanship puts a great foundation on horses and prepares the horse mentally and physically to begin training for collection. Classical training then takes communication with the horse to the next level of lightness. Most gaited horses only need a mild degree of collection to gait. Larry continues his education each year from classical dressage instructors. He travels the U.S. and Canada doing clinics and equine expositions. His goals are to help people understand what makes gaited horses gait so we can spare the horses from some of the training myths attached to the gaited world that are not in the horse’s best interest. By making things better for the horse, the horse will be smoother, safer and more dependable for riders. Larry teaches you how to teach your horse to relax so you can teach a correct response with the least effort. He teaches you how to teach your horse to respond to subtle cues. His clinics are a shot in the arm for your riding program providing very intense instruction to all levels of riders on their own horses that instills an eagerness you will carry with you so you can further your relationship with your horse at home.

Larry Whitesell

Brad Lund Performance Horses

Kansas Horse Council 8831 Quail Lane Suite 201, Manhattan, KS 66502 785-776-0662 ©1999-2016 Kansas Horse Council, All rights reserved.

Clinicians

Bobby Kerr

Bobby has been in horse training for over 40 years. He has trained and shown Reining, Roping, Working Cow Horse and Cutting. He is the Founder of the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame (TCHF) now located in the Stockyards in Fort Worth, Texas. Click logo below for a link to TCHF website and check out the Fox 4  Lone Star Adventure featuring the TCHF by clicking the myFOX logo. Bobby is also a talented craftsman. For over 20 years he owned and operated Cowboy Art creating many custom metal signs and fixtures. These custom pieces have been purchased and collected by people all over the world. From home decor he moved on to custom motorcycles which he designed and built with his son, Cody. Cody was the mechanic, they both did the fabrication and Bobby did all the painting. Click the image below for pictures of some of his work. He was voted Fan Favorite in 2011 Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover and placed 4th on Poncho and 5th on Lefty. He was the Champion in the Legends division of the 2012 Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover on Maypop and was voted Fan Favorite. Bobby and Poncho won the IPRA Contract Act Showcase - Dress Class during their International Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City in January. It was a wonderful experience and we made some new friends. ​In 2013 Bobby placed 2nd and 3rd in the Mustang Million. He  and Poncho were guests on Good Morning America promoting the NatGeo Wild mini-series ​Mustang Millionaire, were Bobby was a featured cast member. In 2015 & 2016 Bobby was nominated in the top 5 for PRCA Specialty Act of the Year. ​ ​Bobby is the 2016 NFR Specialty Act.
Paul Humphrey and Breaking the Mold are much more than just a "barrel clinic". It's much more than just going around the barrels. Paul comes from a reining, working cow horse background.  Paul spent 9 years working under some of the best horsemen and learning how to truly train a horse.  Paul started building the Breaking the Mold program over 10 years ago.  He wanted to bring horsemanship back to the barrel racing sport by teaching riders about body control and by showing how a horse that is taught to use their body correctly will be easier to train, will be more consistent, and will have fewer issues than horses that do not have this knowledge. The Breaking the Mold program is not about a stronger bit or a stronger hand.  It's not about gimmicks and quick fixes.  It's about teaching your horse how to give to your hand and leg pressure, move shoulder, ribs and forward motion, all while staying collected.  Once you've accomplished this, THEN you will take those movements to the barrel pattern. When your horse understands how to use their body correctly, it makes  the training process so much easier.  In order to keep the horse collected and using their body, the rider must understand how to keep the horse going in the right direction, to become soft and consistent and collected. With Paul's drills your horse never learns how to drop his shoulder, cheat the barrels, go by the barrel, or any other issues that will cost you time and troubles in a run. These drills were designed to teach the horse to use their body correctly and to never allow them to know any different than the correct way to work the pattern. When you attend a PAUL HUMPHREY BARREL RACING CLINIC you will be amazed how you will learn to connect to your horse. Its all about true horsemanship and communication. Paul will work you and your horse to become a team. He truly believes that not only does the horse need to understand their job, but the rider also needs to understand how to prepare for the barrel run. In Paul's clinics and on his DVDs, he uses his barrel exercises to get your horse wanting to work each barrel, and eliminating any problems you are having such as fading into the first barrel, running by barrels, not collecting before the turn, stepping off, stepping in, not completing the barrel turn, shouldering in and many other issues. Paul's program is not about fixing problems, its about getting rid of them all together. This program will change your thoughts about barrel racing and will make the sport fun for you and your horse. Meaning – You can ride your horse to their potential without issues.

Paul Humphrey

Renowned gaited horseman since 1980, Larry was very successful in the show ring, winning regional, national and grand national championships. In 2002 he was trainer of the year. He has held judges cards in several gaited breeds. Initially, he trained using the traditional gaited horse methods, thinking these were the only way to yield gait. As his training progressed he wanted to train gaited horses to a higher level so they would gait for any level rider and the riders could count on them to be safe and dependable. In his quest to learn correctness and lightness, Larry began studying classical dressage in the early 1990’s from contemporary masters who had studied under Nuno Olivera and at classical schools in Europe. Classical training teaches the horse to rebalance itself into a relaxed frame of collection, engaging the hind legs. Engagement of the hind legs, whether false or real is what makes a gaited horse gait. Larry learned to bring horses into a more classical frame to gait. When you strengthen the correct muscles, the horse can carry a rider and rebalance into natural collection. Larry learned in short order that horses were more consistant in their gait and could perform gaits with a wider range of speeds when classically trained. Correct training builds confidence in a horse. Natural horsemanship puts a great foundation on horses and prepares the horse mentally and physically to begin training for collection. Classical training then takes communication with the horse to the next level of lightness. Most gaited horses only need a mild degree of collection to gait. Larry continues his education each year from classical dressage instructors. He travels the U.S. and Canada doing clinics and equine expositions. His goals are to help people understand what makes gaited horses gait so we can spare the horses from some of the training myths attached to the gaited world that are not in the horse’s best interest. By making things better for the horse, the horse will be smoother, safer and more dependable for riders. Larry teaches you how to teach your horse to relax so you can teach a correct response with the least effort. He teaches you how to teach your horse to respond to subtle cues. His clinics are a shot in the arm for your riding program providing very intense instruction to all levels of riders on their own horses that instills an eagerness you will carry with you so you can further your relationship with your horse at home.

Larry Whitesell

Brad Lund Performance Horses