Trail/Obstacle Long Line Driving

Taking reservations for small groups who want to learn the benefits and skills involved in long line driving horses in a natural setting.  So much can be learned about communication, bio-mechanics, problem solving, and building confidence through this kind of work.  More details coming soon.  In the meantime, contact me if you are interested.

Oregon Horse Center Spring Mt. Trail Clinic

April 27-29, 2018

I'm looking forward to joining the line-up of clinicians at this very popular, well known clinic.  The OHC Mt. Trail clinics provide many opportunities to grow and learn with your horse.  Mt. Trail is a great discipline that fosters the core qualities of good horsemanship.  Learning opportunities abound in mechanical and navigational skills.  Obstacles can be a vehicle for building confidence and trust while fine tuning communication with your horse.  Obstacle navigation can also act as a basic foundation for any horse working in any discipline.  For more information and to sign up, click on this link for the OHC website.


Get Grounded Clinic

May 20-21, 2017
Hosted by
Shepard Road Mt. Trail, Clatskanie, Oregon


Get Grounded Clinic at Shepard Rd. Mt. Trail

February 20 & 21, 2016

OHANA Obstacle Challenge at Shepard Rd. Mt. Trail

August 2, 2015

OHANA Obstacle Challenge at Shepard Rd. Mt. Trail

June 21, 2015


Lower Columbia Horse Fest

June 27, 2015
Clatsop County Fairgrounds, Astoria, Oregon

Kimberly will be one of the presenters in a obstacle horse/mt. trail demo taking place at this event.  Kimberly will be showing obstacle work in-hand while others will be riding the obstacles.  Mark Standley of Shepard Rd. Mt. Trail will be speaking about obstacles and mt. trail during the demo.  


2 Day Get Grounded Obstacle & Mt. Trail Clinic and Obstacle Challenge

April 11 & 12, 2015
Shepard Rd. Mt. Trail, Clatskanie, Oregon

Flyer & Information


Obstacle Clinic and Obstacle Challenge

September 27, Lost Legends Trail Course, Philomath, Oregon


Shepard Road Mt. Trail Buckle Series Clinic

June 28 & 29, 2014
August 15-17, 2014 (In Hand on the 15th)

Clinician:  Kimberly Dunn

Obstacle challenges, such as mt. trail, and other task based challenges are typically designed to test the physical and mental abilities of both horse and rider. Success in this type of work comes best when the horse and rider are working in sync as a team. The team needs a thoughtful leader with an equally thoughtful and willing partner. In this clinic, Kimberly will provide tips and suggestions for ways to improve your leadership role with your horse. She will give you insight into the mindfulness needed to be successful at accomplishing tasks with your horse. As you work through the obstacles, Kimberly will provide insight into body mechanics, bringing out willingness, and building confidence and trust. Kimberly strives to help others understand the importance of thinking, planning, and being accurate with timing of correction and praise. In Kimberly's opinion, "There are no 'good' or 'bad' horses, just horses that are developing understanding and willingness." Kimberly has found one of the best ways to help the horse develop understanding is to work at eye level with the horse. While riding throughout the clinic, Kimberly will demonstrate how to use ground-work protocol that will carry up into your saddle work. Kimberly hopes, through her insight, you will have better understanding and awareness of precise communication, focus, and body language.

For full information and to sign up:

Get Grounded Clinic
Southern Oregon Mt. Trail & Obstacle (SOMTO)
July 26, 2014

SOMTO Horse Park 
Roseburg, Oregon
Register at SOMTO Horse Park website:  

SOMTO Horse Park is the perfect place to spend the day having fun, growing and building your partnership with your horse.  The obstacle course is surrounded by 120 acres of pastures, oak savannas, and conifer forests.