Robert’s passion is providing educational and entertaining clinics to help horse owners move past their fears and on to their ambitions and dreams of trail riding and horse camping.
As an internationally recognized clinician, author, keynote speaker, and riding instructor, Robert “the TrailMeister” coaches horse owners and aspiring riders on how to enjoy trail riding and camping with equines. In his inspiring and informative clinics, he shares his decades of experiences on the trail and in camp and explains both what works (and why!) as well as what hasn’t worked over the decades he’s been riding and camping across the continent.
TrailMeister clinics are filled with useful, workable, information that every rider and camper can use and relate to. Clinic attendees will leave with the tools and confidence they need to safely enjoy the great outdoors. Robert helps riders realize the goals they had when they brought horses into their lives; to get out on the trails.
When not on the trail Robert belongs to a mule named Ruger and a dog named Boo.
- The ABCs of Trail RidingTrail Riders and horse campers of all types will enjoy this primer on the why’s and how’s of trail riding. Each letter of the alphabet will start another discussion, and we’ll ride the trail from Advocacy to Knots to Xenophon and more.
Navigate like a Pro *******CANCELLED********Trusting your horse to get you back to camp has been the reason for many late dinners. There’s a better way. Together, we’ll correct the most common misconceptions about Getting back to Camp in Time for Dinner!
Front Country Horse Camping, What to Know BEFORE You Go *******CANCELLED********Good horse camping is easy; excellent Horse Camping requires a little more preparation. We’ll discuss how to get the most out of your adventures this summer. Including what to look for in a campground, ways to contain your animals, and even learn why Love Letters are an essential part of every camping trip!
The 10 Essentials for Every Ride *******CANCELLED********Even an easy front country “just a day ride” can quickly become “interesting.” If you’re injured, how you’ve prepared for the unexpected can well make the difference between an inconvenience and far worse. We’ll discuss ten systems that should accompany you on every ride.
The Highline, A Recipe for Success *******CANCELLED********Learn the art of safely securing a horse for overnight camping – If you’re an experienced horse camper or want to be an experienced horse camper, you’ve most likely either used or have heard of the “high line.” When done well, a highline is an exceptionally useful low-impact method for keeping our furry four-legged toddlers out of mischief.
When the Sh@t Hits the Fan *******CANCELLED********
Are you prepared for when “Just a Day Ride” becomes much more? Are you prepared for the challenges you’ll encounter during an emergency? Together we’ll discuss what you’ll need to get through a long night and how to summon help when the bars on your phone are few and far between.