FAQ

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Clinics

Q: What type of horse should I bring?

A: Our Clinics are open for any breed of horse, and any discipline. All we ask is that your horse be broke to ride. We have Colt Starting Clinics for those horses that need to be started. Any special requirements are listed with each event. However, we do not accept stallions, mules, and donkeys.

 

Q: What type of equipment do I need?

A: 

  • properly fitting rope halter
  • 12ft, or 14ft lead rope
  • stick and string or training flag (lunge whips and dressage whips are not allowed)
  • properly fitting snaffle bridle (no shank bits)
  • Mecate Reins, or split reins
  • saddle (English or Western makes no difference)

 

Q: If I don’t have the rope halter and lead, or Stick and String, where can I purchase one?

A: You can go to Justin’s online store to purchase the equipment by clicking here: STORE. Or you can call Justin at his direct line to purchase the equipment at (608)354-5371.

 

Q: It says that your Clinics go from 9-4. Isn’t that too long for a horse?

A: Clinics are geared more towards teaching you, the owner, how to do the techniques Justin teaches, learn the proper position to be in, how to handle certain situations, handle the equipment properly, how to apply pressure effectively etc. We don’t “run the horses around” for 7 straight hours. The horse does get trained, but it is not so stressful as to put the horse in any danger. Justin has enough horse-sense and experience to know how much a horse, and person, can handle.

 

Q: Can I have someone video me at the Clinic?

A: NO – Video taping is strictly forbidden and will be enforced throughout the clinic. This includes video taken with any sort of device (smart phones, iPads, cameras, recorders, etc.)

 

Q: Can I take pictures, or have someone take pictures for me?

A: You may take all the pictures you would like for your PERSONAL use. Pictures may not be sold or used for commerce without the written permission of Justin Mundt Horsemanship.

 

Q: I am coming in from out of town – where are local hotels and restaurants?

A: Contact the Clinic Host for information regarding local hotels, and restaurants.

 

Q: Can I bring more than one horse?

A: Justin’s Clinics, and classes, are designed for one horse/rider combination. You are welcome to bring more than one horse, however, you will need another participant/rider to work with your other horse, and they will be required to pay an additional Clinic Fee to participate.

 

Q: Does my horse need Coggins or Health Papers?

A: Yes, every horse will need a Coggins that is coming to the event (check state law where event is taking place for regulations regarding dates of Coggins), and health papers if you are coming from outside the state where the Clinic is taking place.

 

Q: Can I bring my dog with me?

A: Dogs are not allowed at Clinics or Private Lessons

 

Q: Can I bring a groom/assistant with me to the Clinic?

A: Yes you may bring one groom/assistant with you to the Clinic for free. However, we prohibit your groom/assistant to groundwork, or ride your horse at any time.

 

Q: How do I sign up for a Clinic?

A: All of Justin’s Clinic dates are available on the home page of the website, as well as his Clinic page. Simply click the link for the Clinic date of your choice, and follow the instructions listed in the link.

 

Q: I’m afraid to canter/I cannot canter my horse. Can I still go to a Clinic?

A: Since Justin works on cantering quite a bit during his 3-Day Clinics, and Foundation Horsemanship Class, if you cannot canter the horse you would like to bring, or you don’t have the confidence to canter, you can still participate in the Clinic, but would have to sit out during the riding portion of the Clinic. Or if you would like some help with cantering, or overcoming your fear of cantering, we suggest setting up a Private Lesson with Justin.

 

Private Lessons

 

Q: You say that your Private Lessons go from 9-4. Isn’t that too long for a horse?

A: Private Lessons are geared more towards teaching you, the owner, how to do the techniques Justin teaches, learn the proper position to be in, how to handle certain situations, handle the equipment properly, how to apply pressure effectively etc. We don’t “run the horses around” for 7 straight hours. The horse does get trained, but it is not so stressful as to put the horse in any danger. Justin has enough horse-sense and experience to know how much a horse, and person, can handle.

 

Q: Will I need the same equipment as you list for a Clinic?

A: Yes

 

Q: How do I sign up for a Private Lesson?

A: Give Justin a call on his direct line: (608)354-5371 to set up some dates that work best for you. You can also email him at: justin@justinmundthorsemanship.com

 

Q: What takes place at a Private Lesson? Is there an agenda like a Clinic?

A: Since Justin has the ability to tailor the lesson to your specific needs, you don’t need to follow a specific agenda. Some clients like to do groundwork in the morning, and then riding after lunch, to gain both of the best aspects of Justin’s system. However if you are ready, Justin can also work with you on riding-only techniques.

 

Q: Can we train two or more horses during our lesson?

A: Working with more than one horse in a lesson will greatly shorten your progress. If you work with one horse, and continue with the progress of that particular horse, you will learn more techniques, and therefore will be able to take your knowledge and use that with any other horse you work with. However, if you work with more than one horse during your lesson, you will be repeating the same information as you did with the first horse, therefore only learning a small amount of techniques, and you will not advance as far as you will, with only using one horse.

 

Q: I have a horse that cannot be ridden. Will Justin ride it for me?

A:  Justin will definitely work with you on starting your horse properly, but you must be willing and able to ride the horse yourself during your Private Lesson. However, if you have a horse that you cannot ride yourself, or don’t have the confidence in riding, Justin suggests you take that horse to a trainer to be properly started.

 

Q: I’m afraid to canter. Can Justin help me with that?

A: Yes. Contact Justin at his direct line: (608)354-5371 to set up some lessons with one of his personal horses.