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Carol Ellis and Sly Frosty Knight AKA Squid

CAROL ELLIS has been conducting clinics for over 30 years. She has been a guest clinician in Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Utah and Nevada.  She conducts weekend clinics in the spring and fall.  During the summer months she is busy with summer-series clinics held at the LAZY HEART E ARENA.

The clinics may be simple demonstration clinics to full arena clinics with mounted riders.  The number of participants is always limited so each horse and rider is assured individual attention.    The clinics can cover many subjects such as horsemanship, beginning reining, beginning barrel racing, advanced barrel racing, and pole bending.  Clinics are held at the LAZY HEART E facility or on location at public and private facilities.  

CAROL has expert knowledge of equine temperament and behavior that enables her to quickly identify and correct problem areas and also to identify areas of strength to help horse and rider gain a competitive edge.  She covers every step necessary not only to develop a good, solid horse, but also to make any horse and rider combination more confident.

Clinics and speaking engagements are scheduled six to twelve months in advance.  The cost is dependent upon location and format.  For further information about scheduling a clinic in your area or where you may be able to attend a clinic CONTACT CAROL by clicking on "Contact Us".


Schedule for 2017 

Check back often for updates.

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Clinic Details

Early Bird Clinic - Barrel Racing Clinic 101
Lazy Heart E Arena - Berthoud, Colorado


Dates: April 8-9  (9 am both days)
Location: Lazy Heart E Arena - Berthoud, Colorado
Clinician: Carol Ellis 
Assistant: Leah Zadel 
Contact:  Carol Ellis at 970-532-2331 or
   lazyhearte@aol.com
Cost:  $275 per Horse  
   $35 per day audit fee ($50 for weekend)
   Deposit of $100 due April 1

Clinic Summary:  This clinic is designed for the beginner to advanced barrel racer. We will show how to train and tune your barrel horse from A-Z. Subjects covered will include: equipment; round pen work for the barrel horse, reining maneuvers important to the success in training the barrel horse, pattern work, and competitive psychology. Videos will be used, and awards will be given on the final day.

SATURDAY 
9AM
MEET AT THE INDOOR ARENA
GETTING TO KNOW YOU AND ORIENTATION
DISCUSSION OF EQUIPMENT
VIDEO FIRST RUN
Each student will be asked to complete the pattern. This video will be used for comparison later. Students may work at the pace they are most comfortable (walk, trot, lope). The balance of the day will be spent on basic reining training and procedures to prepare each student and horse for the barrel pattern on Sunday.  Topics covered will be:
ROUND PEN FOR THE BARREL HORSE
COLLECTION
PROPER CIRCLES
LEG YIELDS
HALF-TURNS ON THE HIND QUARTER
COUNTER ARC
BACKING
STOPS
CHALK TALK ABOUT THE MECHANICS OF THE PATTERN

SUNDAY
9AM
SHORT CHURCH SERVICE
QUESTION AND ANSWER
DISCUSS COMPETITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
DISCUSS GATE SOUR HORSES
BARREL PATTERN DEMONSTRATION
Each student will be coached on the pattern at the walk, trot, and lope. If time and space allow, there will be a demonstration of the four-barrel pattern.
CONCLUSION
SPECIAL AWARDS
STUDENT JACKPOT- - $5 ENTRY FEE
VIEW VIDEOS 
FINAL COMMENTS 

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 15 HORSES, SO SIGN UP EARLY.
Registration plus $100 deposit due April 1. 

Click here for a clinic registration form.


Advanced Barrel Racing Clinic
Dates: May 6-7  (9am each day)  
Location: Lazy Heart E Arena - Berthoud, Colorado
Clinician: Carol Ellis
Assistant: Leah Zadel  
Contact: 970-532-2331 (Carol)  lazyhearte@aol.com
Cost:  $275 per Horse
    $35 per day audit fee ($50 for weekend)
    Deposit of $100 due April 24

Clinic Summary:  This clinic is designed for the barrel racer that is currently competing or ready to compete. You will learn how to execute quick turns and leave your barrels up. You will also learn how to keep your horse and yourself tuned up without souring your horse.

SATURDAY
9 AM

QUESTION AND ANSWER
JACKPOT BARREL RACE $5 ENTRY FEE
EXPLANATION OF USE OF CAVALETTIES AND CONES
USE OF CAVALETTIES TO GAIN DRIVE AND COLLECTION
ONE BARREL PATTERN
THREE BARRELS IN A LINE PATTERN
FOUR BARREL PATTERN

SUNDAY
9 AM

SHORT CHURCH SERVICE
QUESTION AND ANSWER
SIX BARREL CLOVERLEAF PATTERN
APPLYING TUNE-UPS TO THE THREE BARREL PATTERN
SPECIAL AWARDS
JACKPOT BARREL RACE $5 ENTRY FEE
REVIEW VIDEOS
FINAL COMMENTS

There may be some variation to the schedule because in addition to the above topics we will discuss competitive psychology, gate sour horses, how to tune-up yourself in addition to your horse, conditioning of both you and your horse, things to know while hauling short and long distance.

We will also try to answer any questions you may have. Participants will, at certain times, be split into two groups. Each group will be working in different areas of the arena. There is a lot of riding and demand placed on horse and rider so be prepared and be in shape but don’t be afraid. We want you to have FUN too!

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 15 HORSES, SO SIGN UP EARLY.
Registration plus $100 deposit due April 24.
Bring your own lunch each day.

Click here for a clinic registration form.


Barrel Racing Clinic 101
Lazy Heart E Arena - Berthoud, Colorado


Date: October 7-8  (9 am both days)
Location: Lazy Heart E Arena - Berthoud, Colorado
Clinician: Carol Ellis
Contact:  Carol Ellis at 970-532-2331 or
   lazyhearte@aol.com
Cost:  $275 per Horse  
   $35 per day audit fee ($50 for weekend)
   Deposit of $100 due September 25

Clinic Summary:  This clinic is designed for the beginner to advanced barrel racer. We will show how to train and tune your barrel horse from A-Z. Subjects covered will include: equipment; round pen work for the barrel horse, reining maneuvers important to the success in training the barrel horse, pattern work, and competitive psychology. Videos will be used, and awards will be given on the final day.

SATURDAY 
9AM
MEET AT THE INDOOR ARENA
GETTING TO KNOW YOU
DISCUSSION OF EQUIPMENT
VIDEO FIRST RUN
Each student will be asked to complete the pattern. This video will be used for comparison later. Students may work at the pace they are most comfortable (walk, trot, lope). The balance of the day will be spent on basic reining training and procedures to prepare each student and horse for the barrel pattern on Sunday.  Topics covered will be:
ROUND PEN FOR THE BARREL HORSE
COLLECTION
PROPER CIRCLES
LEG YEILDS
HALF-TURNS ON THE HIND QUARTER
COUNTER ARC
BACKING
STOPS
CHALK TALK ABOUT THE MECHANICS OF THE PATTERN

SUNDAY
9AM
SHORT CHURCH SERVICE
QUESTION AND ANSWER
DISCUSS COMPETITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
DISCUSS GATE SOUR HORSES
BARREL PATTERN DEMONSTRATION
Each student will be coached on the pattern at the walk, trot, and lope. If time and space allow, there will be a demonstration of the four-barrel pattern.
CONCLUSION
SPECIAL AWARDS
STUDENT JACKPOT- - $5 ENTRY FEE
VIEW VIDEOS 
FINAL COMMENTS 

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 15 HORSES, SO SIGN UP EARLY.
Registration plus $100 deposit due September 25.

Click here for a clinic registration form.


31th Annual Lazy Heart E Summer Series
Barrel Racing & Pole Bending Clinics

DatesAll Classes are on Tuesdays unless rescheduled
June 20,27
July 11, 18, 25
August 1, 8, 15
One session will be devoted to Pole Bending.

Beginning / Intermediate:  2:00 - 5:00 pm
Advanced:  5:30 - 8:30 pm
Graduation:  September 10
Clinician: Carol Ellis
Beginning/Intermediate Clinician: Carol Ellis
Contact: 970-532-2331 (Carol)  lazyhearte@aol.com
Cost: $240  (Registration and $120 deposit due June 10)

Course Summary:   This is a continuing education series of eight classes. All classes meet on Tuesdays unless rescheduled due to rain. This is designed to be a continuing education series to teach you to train your barrel horse (beginning/intermediate) or to keep your horse tuned and winning through the summer (advanced). This will be the 28th year for the classes to be offered at the Lazy Heart E.

LOTS OF INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION.
CLASS SIZES ARE LIMITED - REGISTER EARLY.

Total Cost:  $240

Registration and $120 deposit due June 10, 2017.
Click here for a clinic registration form.

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