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7 October 2023

10:00 AM  to 5:00 PM EST

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Ed Dabney Gentle Horsemanship Training Facility 
1034 Hodges Circle
Mansfield, GA 30055

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Colleen Dabney 
Dabney Gentle Horsemanship 

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1034 Hodges Circle
Mansfield, GA 30055
Colleen Dabney


Ed Dabney's Trail & Obstacle Clinic 

In the Trail Clinic, we will work on trail safety, emergency preparedness, approaching and passing other riders, trail etiquette, riding with vehicle traffic and negotiating obstacles. We will cover jigging, crowding, being spooky or distracted, buddy sour, barn sour, run-aways, and aggressive behavior on the trail toward other horses. Instruction will be given on horse and human emergencies, tack repair, freeing a horse stuck in the mud, becoming lost and wilderness survival. We will work on horsemanship and riding skills that are vital to safe and enjoyable trail riding such as achieving good communication with your horse for independent movement of each of the horse's body parts, forward, backward and sideways in the head and neck, shoulders, ribs and hind quarter, speed and direction control at all gaits, gait transitions, solid stops, standing still to mount and teaching your horse to stand next to a log, rock or fence for you to use as a mounting block. Toward the end of the day we will go on a trail ride to practice the techniques learned during the clinic.

Register Now! By clicking to register, I understand and agree to the Release and Hold Harmless Agreement stated below for Ed Dabney Gentle Horsemanship, LLC.


What to Bring:

Sack lunch and beverage, your favorite spectator chair,(we have seating available) Note pad and pen, all horse tack for participants: Snaffle bit (available for purchase at clinic or from our web site prior to clinic) Rope halter with a 12-foot lead (available for purchase at clinic or from our web site prior to clinic). Please contact Colleen at Training@eddabney.com if you would like to borrow a snaffle bit or halter/lead rope during the clinic. Helmets are recommended, Current Negative Coggins required for participating horses.  No dogs or alcoholic beverages, please. 


Please do not park on the grass. If you have a living quarters trailer and need electric hook-up, you will drive to the left, around our equipment barn, which is directly at the end of the driveway.

 Please watch for PARKING signs. We will also have someone directing parking.

Clinic schedule:

Saturday in the arena with horses 10:00AM – 6:00 PM   

There will be a 1 hour lunch break from 1:00 – 2:00. 

There will be a 10 minute break at 11:30 and 3:30.


The Ed Dabney Gentle Horsemanship Training Facility is 1034 Hodges Circle Mansfield, GA.  The clinic will be held in our covered arena and on our 17 Station Obstacle Course.


 There are several major chain motels located in Covington, GA  located approximately 10 -15 minutes from our facility. They are all very easily accessible.
  Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn Express are next to each other, across from Walmart and 1 exit from our Exit #98.
Travelodge is 2 exits from our exit.

Hampton Inn 678-212-2500                14460 Lockridge Blvd. Covington 30014

Hodiday Inn Express 470-441-9500   1445 Paras Dr Covington 30014

Travelodge- 770-784-1849                    10225 SR- 142 E.   Covington, GA 30014    I-20 at Exit 93  travelodge55@gmail.com

Release and Hold Harmless Agreement

Under Georgia law an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent results of

equine activities pursuant to chapter 12 of title 4 of the official code of Georgia Annotated. The undersigned acknowledges the inherent risks involved in riding and working around horses, which risks include bodily injury from using, riding or being in close proximity to horses, among other risks, and further, that both horse and rider can be injured in normal use or in competition and schooling.

For the privilege of taking riding lessons and /or being around horses with ED DABNEY Gentle Horsemanship, LLC the undersigned does hereby agree to hold harmless and further release ED DABNEY Gentle Horsemanship, LLC, Ed Dabney, his family, employees, assistants, landlords, associates, assigns, and heirs from any liability or responsibility for any accident, damage, injury, death or illness to the undersigned, their children or any horse owned by the undersigned or to any family member or spectator accompanying the undersigned while under the direction and instruction or on the premises of ED DABNEY Gentle Horsemanship, LLC.

By clicking to register, I agree to the above Release and Hold Harmless Agreement.