Come Ride with the Best!
Horseback Magazine Instructor of the Year, Dianne Lindig, and "Team Girl Power", Winners of 2009, '10 & '12 Dude Ranch Rodeo Championship!

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Whole Horsemanship Riding Clinics


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2021 Hill Country Equestrian Lodge Calendar of Events

Whole Horsemanship Clinics for 2021
(Dates shown indicate arrival and departure dates)

January 17-22, Optional Jumping Clinic

February 7-12

February 21-26, Optional Jumping Clinic

March 7-12

April 11-16

April 25-30, Optional Jumping Clinic

May 9-14

July 18-23, Optional Jumping Clinic

August 15-20

September 19-24, Optional Jumping Clinic

October 3-8, Optional Jumping Clinic

October 17-22, Optional Jumping Clinic

November 14-19

December 12-17

Cattle Sorting and Team Penning Clinics 2021! - Super Fun!
(Dates shown indicate arrival and departure dates)

June 4-6

November 4-7


Topics of study include:

  • Psychology and ground work. The basis for effective communication.
  • Developing a non-interfering, balanced seat, effective cueing.
  • Developing balanced, athletic movement in the horse.
  • Applying the above principals to specific disciplines and events.

Students may work with their own horses, or with one of the Lodge's. Our clinic mounts are individually selected for their excellent dispositions, responsiveness, beauty and athleticism.

Note: A weight limit of 225 lb. is required for riders of Hill Country Equestrian Lodge's horses.

Clinic Director, Dianne Lindig Tobin has trained horses and ridden for over 30 years, competing successfully to earn high point awards in both English and Western disciplines, Trail, and Reining. Her knowledge of human anatomy and biomechanics and her versatile teaching style make her an effective and well-loved instructor.

Whole Horsemanship Clinics take place over 4 or more days, and include 2 hours of instruction in the mornings, and 2 hours of trail riding or casual riding in the arena, (participants' choice), in the evenings, Whole Horsemanship Instructional Manual, and personal video tape of each student's clinic experience.

Whole Horsemanship Clinics are one more reason why Hill Country Equestrian Lodge is the ultimate horseback riding vacation

What students say about Whole Horsemanship Clinics:

"Both Mary and I have benefitted greatly from the week that we spent with you. We are both using the techniques that you taught us and it has improved our riding and training."-Susan Petrillo, Mary Prelovsky, Ocala FL

"Dianne, Thanks again for all your help. The small things like keeping my spine straight, my shoulders level, and my hands lower have improved my horse's life immensely." -Laurelee Oakley, Amarillo, TX

"Dianne, Again, your generosity and talents have made the experience enefable." -Barbara and Joanne Cech, Vista, CA

"Dianne, Thank you for your patience, your professionalism, your love for these magnificent animals, and your ability to teach others how to appreciate, respect, and love them also. This has been an experience I'll never forget."-Linda Howe, Houston, TX

"Everything about our time at your ranch was wonderful- your lessons, your horses, your beautiful cabins, & your gorgeous land. Thank you for sharing it all with us. As we said, we intend to return,"-Steve and Linny Ramsey, Detroit, MI

Articles on this clinic: Travel Texas' Unforgettable Hill Country- American Cowboy Feb. 2000 Page 40