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What do clinics cover

        What do Clinics Cover?


WHY is the horse bucking, biting, spooking, refusing to leave their friend, not walking over the tarp, won’t pick up a certain lead, etc. Exercises to help horse and human address these issues.


In the 1-, 2- and 3-day Being Herd Clinics, we will concentrate on meeting the need that is causing the behavior, not on the symptoms themselves. We will do this by learning what drives them using the information found in the Equine Mandala- the integration of 4 scientific disciplines- Horse Speak®, Neuroscience, Equine Ethology, & Learning and Memory.


Every time your horse does something that baffles you, get curious, observe it, and say to yourself “How interesting”. The best thing is that this work is completely technique neutral. It enhances all training methods. A quiet and attentive horse is much better when competing, doing cow work, or just moseying down the trail.


Learn WHY horses behave as they do under various circumstances based on:

  • the way their brain and central nervous system functions using Neuroscience.

  • how they see the world through Ethology.

  • how they learn through repetition, neurochemicals, and myelination.

  • the horse’s language called Horse Speak®.

Experience a new richness of communication with your horse through science and knowledge. Use this information to support the horse back to calm-alert.


Being Herd Clinics include presentations and exercises on the theory and mechanics of the Equine Mandala.

Exercises help participants:

  • to stay in Low Med or High Connection.

  • to understand how the horse physically perceives their world. This helps people assist them to remain in a calm and alert frame of mind.

  • use correct-practice techniques to introduce a simple new skill for learning and memory.

  • gain insight into the value of Horse Speak by seeing it in action. 

These exercises are simple and can be practiced at home after the clinic.

If you’re considering taking a new journey with your horse, but would like additional information about what I teach, please order my wee book, “Being Herd”, available on

1 Day Clinic

  • All day session

  • Hours: 8:30-12:30, Lunch, 1:30-4:30 

  • Actual curriculum is flexible based on your interest.      

  • $135 per person- travel time billed separately (see "Travel and Housing" below).

  • 8-person minimum

2 Day Clinic

  • Day One: Evening presentation- 2 hours with Q&A after

  • Day Two: 8:30-12:30, Lunch, 1:30-4:30 

  • Actual curriculum is flexible based on your interest.      

  • $275 per person- travel time billed separately (see "Travel and Housing" below).

  • 8-person minimum


3 Day Clinic

  • Day One: Evening presentation- 2 hours with Q&A after

  • Day Two: 8:30-12:30, Lunch, 1:30-4:30 

  • Day Three: 9:00-12:30

  • Actual curriculum is flexible based on your interest.      

  • $325 per person- travel time billed separately (see "Travel and Housing" below).

  • 6 person minimum, 10 maximum 

*Individualized One-on-One Sessions are available after the clinic- billed at $125 for two hours. Lucinda can travel up to 30 miles from Clinic venue for that price. 

Host A Clinic

In large part, the horses determine the flow of a Being Herd clinic, making each clinic a unique experience based on what the horses bring to it.  Lucinda B. has learning objectives for participants, but the horses lead the way. The teaching is based on what the individual horses are presenting in the moment and the experience level of the participants.  

We strongly prefer to use the facility’s horses for demonstrations during clinics and for clinic participants’ learning and practice. Horses who are “at home” are calmer, more in the Parasympathetic Nervous System and are better teachers!

Important Clinic Information


  • We strongly urge participants to familiarize themselves with the website. They should learn the basics of the Equine Mandala and the 15 Horse Speak Buttons. We will be able to move into the subject matter faster if all are familiar with the terminology used.

What we need for Clinics

  • An indoor or covered outdoor arena.

  • Arena must be able to be partitioned for horses at liberty on one side and seated participants on the other.

  • At least 3 horses available for demonstration.

  • An area or room sufficient in size to seat all participants.

  • Room or area must have adequate Wi-Fi to download videos.

  • Some way to dim the lights wo participants can see the slide presentation.

  • A light-colored wall or screen to project the slides on, or a big screen TV large enough for all to see.

  • Chairs for all participants.

  • Drinking water available.

  • A restroom for participants.

  • Sufficient space to park participants' vehicles.

Travel and Housing

  • Within 200 miles of Prineville, Oregon, travel fees are based on round-trip mileage. First 50 miles are free.

  • For Workshops outside of the Northwest, other travel expenses may apply, such as airfare for Lucinda B. and an assistant, lodging, and meals.

Contact Us About Hosting a Clinic

Please let us know if you would like to host a clinic in your area!

After receiving your inquiry, we will send you our Lucinda B. Clinic Hosting Packet, which has all the details you need to know to plan your event.

We provide support to our clinic host. We provide estimates of clinic costs and revenue, registration forms, and help in selecting the best clinic format for your potential attendees.

Please answer ALL of the questions below. Thank you!

Contact us about Hosting a Workshop or Clinic with Lucinda B.
Is an indoor arena available?
Can the indoor area be sectioned off to provide space for horses at liberty and safe seating for clinic participants?
Is a classroom space available?
What type of clinic are you interested in?

Thanks for submitting your request.

Clinic Hostiing Form
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 It was so good to meet you this weekend and spend time learning and listening to your experiences.  Even though it ended on a tough note, what I learned from you and watching the others is so valuable and inspirational.  I am looking at my herd and their dynamics in a new way.


As you said, Alegre settled as soon as we were on our way.  We made the 2pm ferry and practically rolled right on the boat.  He did do some kicking and "screaming"  on the ferry, but by the time we pulled into our driveway, he was settled and calm.  Actually walked slowly out of the trailer!!


i believe that as we tackle this issue in a more low key and less rushed manner, this will further our relationship and help him to develop more confidence.  The tools and insights that you shared this weekend will without a doubt help me.  Specifically develop my sense of calm and focus. My challenge is not to meet him in that panic place and show him that calm and centered is the way to be.  It is no accident that he is my horse.  As I said, "my therapist lives in the barn!"


I am looking forward to when we can meet again and continue on our journey. 

Take care, Jackie W.- Washington

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