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Fraser School of Driving

2016 Driving Series

We know it is hard to get out and get those horses driven in the middle of winter so we are giving you an excuse to make it happen.

Every 6 weeks we are going to have some sort of clinic weekend at the Fraser School of Driving. The cost for two days of learning and Saturday night dinner is $150 plus $10 per stall. If we order lunch in so nobody has to leave we ask for a $5.00 contribution. We are going to fill your days with hands on driving and many discussions. We are going to make these weekends so that everyone can learn from watching and listening to the issues that others are having.

As it is winter, sometimes the roads may not be the greatest for pulling trailers. Anytime this is a problem please come anyway there will always be horses and from my experience you will become a better driver the more horses you get a chance to drive.

We are always open to suggestions on clinic ideas and we can always add things to the weekends that are brought up. You all know things are pretty laid back and we are there just there to help and keep you driving.

Below are the dates:

January 16-17 Driving in an Arena - How to use the whole arena and to keep your horses from falling around the corners. How to deal with others in the arena general arena etiquette. Obstacle driving cones, barrels, corners.

February 27-28 Single, Pair, Tandem, 4 in hand - Let us do something different. If you always drive a sin-gle let us put you behind a pair. If you always drive a pair time for you to drive a single. We can provide the horses or if we feel your horse is ready to go with a mate or taken single we will do that. (Alex is working on a 4 in hand that hopefully you all can drive) Driving different horses will make you a better driver.

April 9-10 TBD
May 21-22 TBD

Jun 18-19 -
This clinic we will help work at the Fraserís to get ready for the 4th of July Summer Fun Show (Cleaning and building hazards) We will still have lessons but they will be discounted for the help.

July 1-4 Summer Fun Show

We hope to see all of you this winter. If you have any thoughts of suggestions please let me know.
Donika Shrauger

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"Ed Jorden"
  Secretary/Treasurer   406-254-1267
 Montana Draft Horse and Mule Association
PO Box 66, Pryor, MT 59066-0066

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