Lazy K Ranch Training Clinic Set For March 21 & 22

Clinician Larry Knapp Will Showcase Training Methods Used On The Ranch
By: Lazy K Ranch
Feb. 6, 2015 - PRLog -- Chowchilla, CA – The Lazy K Ranch will hold a one & 1/2 day training clinic on March 21 and 22, 2015 for owners of Pick-A-Colt Day Sale horses and spectators wishing to learn more about working with their own horses.

As part of the ranch’s on-going commitment to the horses they raise and sell and to the people who purchase their stock, Larry Knapp will share hands-on training methods, adapted from those brought to the Lazy K by Tom Dorrance, years ago.  The training techniques, will be the same methods used to start young horses for Lazy K’s yearly productions sale, as well as the horses that stay and work in the Lazy K remuda.

“We employ over 150 saddle horses in our operation and because we raise our own replacements, at any given time there are 10 plus youngsters in training at the headquarters.  Solid ground skills are the foundation of our program and during the clinic, participants will have an opportunity to see first hand some of the methods we use here on the ranch,” said Larry Knapp.

Each participant will have the opportunity to get help with specific issues they may be having with their equine partner and for stock horse enthusiast, fresh cattle will be available.  There will also be a question and answer session where the audience can ask questions about what they have seen and learned, so they can take this knowledge home, and use when working with their horses.

“We have a long-standing commitment to the horses we raise and sell, and we welcome the opportunity to help folks who buy our colts and fillies, develop a life-long relationship with their horses, through safe, effective and kind training methods,” said Nishma Knapp.

On Saturday, clinic participants will also get a sneak peek at some outstanding yearlings available for purchase at the 32 Annual Pick A Colt Day Production Sale - May 2, 2015.  Pick A Colt Day features AQHA yearlings out of the ranch’s 100+ remuda of working mares with bloodlines representing Doc O Lena, Shining Spark, Peptoboonsmal, Hancock and Poco Bueno.

The Lazy K Ranch, an AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder, is owned and operated by the Knapp family, who have run cattle and horses in the San Joaquin Valley and Sierra Nevada Mountains for three generations.  The ranch holds the “Pick-A-Colt” Day production sale the first Saturday in May each year.  For more information on the clinic and the 32nd Annual “Pick-A-Colt” Day Sale scheduled for May 2, please visit or contact the ranch at (559) 760-7055.  Information is also available on Facebook and Youtube.

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