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Our SHOWING EXCELLENCE Clinics are held at different locations across the country where we focus on mental skills training that pertains to cow related events. The horses must have significant training in cutting and/or working cow horse (have been shown or are ready to show in a cattle event). These types of clinics are for you if you seek to improve your cutting, reined cow horse, stock horse or ranch versatility. They include reining work. Auditors are welcome.

Powell Butte, OR – Brasada Ranch

September 29 – October 1, 2020

Temecula, CA – Green Acres Ranch

October 30 – November 1, 2020

My name is Kim Darnall and I have had the absolute privilege of attending two of Barb and Sandy’s High-Performance clinics.

I have been crazy/nuts about horses my entire life. I have been competing in AQHA, NRHA, and NRCHA events off and on for 30+ years.
I have had great horses, great trainers, great horse friends, and great success in the show ring……..but something happened in the midst of it all. I think I lost my joy.

In the fall of 2018, one of those great horse friends encouraged me to attend the BE Unstoppable clinic at Brasada Ranch. She promised me it would be life-changing, and it WAS.

The goal of the Mental Skills Workshop is to focus on the three pieces of riding. For piece number # 1 we were asked “why do you ride” What? Wait…what? ……… Never, would I have ever thought that such a simple question
would turn my head upside down.

This workshop, this information, these two fabulous instructors, the best I could describe……. filled in the gaps…………..I HAD GAPS!

By applying the skills that I learned in the workshop ( and taking some of Barb and Sandy’s online courses) I found my JOY again. I had the confidence to set my own goals and to solicit the right people
to support my goals.

My 2019 show season was the most enjoyable ever. I had some great runs, and even cashed a few checks, but most of all, I was focused and very HAPPY.

I returned to Brasada for the 2019 BE Unstoppable clinic. It was equally outstanding. Going through the mental skills training for the second time was as rewarding as the first, I was able to focus on step #2 and the information
seemed fresh and challenging.

The technical part of the clinic is equally as fabulous. Sandy and Barb combine their knowledge and experience and go above and beyond to coach you individually through your riding challenges. Sandy generously
answers questions from a judge’s point of view and Barb incorporates the elements of the mental skills in all of the maneuvers.

I cannot thank Barb and Sandy enough. If you are on the fence about attending ………… get off of the fence, you won’t regret it. I promise.

Kim Darnall


Our Ride and Rejuvenate Retreats are our all-women’s retreats which offer opportunities for reflection, inspiration, horsemanship skill building, rest (if you like) and trail riding. You may participate in as many or as few activities as you wish. This is your time to ride (or not), refresh your spirit, learn and take in the natural beauty of magnificent trail rides.

Moab, UT – Red Cliffs Lodge

November 12 – 15, 2020

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