Contact: Tommy Hall, Walking Horse Owners Association, 615-494-8822
July 21, 2014
Gary Lane to Conduct Clinic During International
Murfreesboro, TN – Noted gaited horse trainer and clinician, Gary Lane, will host a clinic on July 27, 2014 . The clinic will be held during the Pleasure & Colt International Grand Championships, in Murfreesboro, TN. and will benefit the Walking Horse Owners Association (WHOA).
While the spots for horse and rider clinic participants have been filled, there are still openings for those who want to come and watch. The cost to audit the entire clinic is $40. Participants may print an application from www.walkinghorseowners.com. or pay at the door. Seating is limited.
The clinic is scheduled on Sunday, July 27 and begins at 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the MTSU Animal Science Building; then from 1 pm -5 pm in the Miller Coliseum. The clinic will consist of a discussion and teaching of the biomechanics of the gaited horse, understanding Gait scale and recognition, bitting for the Trail or Rail and personal individual gait modification and training with the ten participants and their horses.
“I’m very proud of the things that WHOA is doing for the Tennessee Walking Horse and I wanted to have this clinic to show my support. All the proceeds go to the Walking Horse Owners Association to help with their programs,” said Gary Lane.
“We are extremely proud to have Gary conducting one of his famous clinics at the International this year. We are humbled that he wants to support WHOA and we look forward to working together on many projects in the future,” said WHOA president, Dee Dee Miller.
The Walking Horse Owners Association (WHOA), headquartered in Murfreesboro, TN., was founded in 1976 to represent the interests in all matters pertaining to the sound Tennessee Walking Horse. WHOA's goals are to advocate for fair and equal treatment of all members and to promote and protect the welfare of the breed.
WHOA develops and supports programs that increase the value of Tennessee Walking Horses and enhances members experiences with their horses.
About Gary Lane
Gary Lane, born in Columbia, KY, attended the University of Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky University where he majored in law enforcement. Gary graduated from the Kentucky State Police Academy in 1984 and retired as a senior KY State Police Detective in 2008. Gary’s history includes service in the United States Active Army Military Police Corps from 1975 to 1982. His personal history with horses and his professional work with training Cavalry Officers have given him unique skills as a clinician. He has worked with many gaited horses over the years, and is dedicated to enhancing the knowledge of novice and professional gaited horse riders, developing a free going horse, and obtaining a smooth easy gait. His ability to break the training down into simple steps is an asset to his teaching style. This creates a positive learning experience for the horse and rider. Since the release of his best-selling gaited horse book, “Training the Gaited Horse, From the Trail to the Rail”, and his 3 training DVDs, he has helped thousands of people find the magic in their gaited horse.
A Registration form for the Gary Lane Gaited Horse Clinic may be found in the Quick Links section of the WHOA Home Page.