April 14, 15, 16 - Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1265 Snelling Ave North, St. Paul, MN

Sponsored by the Minnesota Horse Council
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2022 MN Horse Expo Speakers/Demos

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Michael Gascon

 

The Horse Guru -Michael Gascon is a 5th-generation world-renowned horse trainer who is taking the equine industry by storm! He's known for training the untrainable, riding the unrideable, and doing the impossible with horses all around the world as well as being a Champion Colt Starter.  Although Michael has been titled the #1 Gaited Horse Trainer in the World due to his success with the Paso Fino breed (over 50 National Championships), his desire to make a difference in the equine industry and to become the best all-around horse trainer in the world has challenged him to advance his skills and specialties to be applied to any breed. From a pony to a Percheron and anything in between, there’s no problem too big or too small, The Horse Guru can handle them all! Not only do his horse clients vary by breed and discipline, but his owner clientele varies by country, riding ability, discipline, and ultimate equine goal for their four-legged partners.

Michael is also an equine viral video sensation and has over 300 MILLION views on his social media videos! To learn more about his programs visit his website at
www.gasconhorsemanship.com or on social media.


 

Thursday, April 14

Compeer Arena  9:00-10:00am

Gaited Work:  Getting a Balanced Gait 

 Lacking consistency in your gaited horse? Learn the tips, tricks, and drills that will help you get a balanced and even gait from your horse.

DNR Building  11:00-Noon

Confidence and/or Equine Goal Setting
Turn your dreams into a reality! Come learn the steps to get there with horses.

Coliseum Arena  1:00-2:00pm

Gaited Work: From Pace to Gait and From Trot to Gait

Have a gaited horse that trots or paces? Learn the skills and drills that will help you engage your horse out of trot/pace and into the smooth gait you desire! 

Compeer Arena 3:00-4:00pm

Gaited Work: Cantering for Gaited Horses

Gaited horses can do it all and not have it mess up their gait! Learn how to train the difference between gait work and trot/canter work in your gaited horse.

Compeer Arena 6:00-7:15

Colt Starting: From Wild to Willing – 3 Day Transformation 

Let's start from the beginning! Enjoy following the first 3 days of a colt start training journey from halter broke to under saddle

 

Friday, April 15

Coliseum  8:30-10:00am
Obstacle Event Clinic
Michael Gascon will school riders from 8:30am to 10:00am on various obstacle techniques and strategies. On Saturday, again in the Coliseum from 8:30-10:00am, Michael will conduct a short schooling review and then the 10 riders will take part in the Jackpot Expo Obstacle Run.

DNR Building 11:00-Noon
From Hobby To Career: Getting Started In Horses

Turn your dreams into a reality! Come learn the steps to get there with horses.

Coliseum Arena 1:00-2:00pm

Creating Crystal Clear Communication
With Your Horse
Learn how to keep things simple with your horse and help set both the rider and horse up for success. 

Compeer Arena 3:00-4:00pm

How to become a better leader and gain respect from your Hors
e

Learn how to gain respect and build a foundation with your horse for a lifelong partnership. 

Compeer Arena 6:00-7:15
Colt Starting: From Wild to Willing – 3 Day Transformation
Let's start from the beginning! Enjoy following the first 3 days of a colt start training journey from halter broke to under saddle.

   

Saturday, April 16

Coliseum  8:30-10:00am
Obstacle Event Clinic
Michael Gascon will conduct a short schooling review and then the 10 riders from Friday’s session will take part in the Jackpot Expo Obstacle Run.

DNR Building 11:00-Noon
Tack Training Purposes
From bits to martingales, cavessons to breechings, let’s talk about training tack and what it’s purpose is for each horse and program. 

Coliseum Arena 1:00-2:00pm
No bit, no problem
Come learn how you can ride any horse bitless safely and helping your horse transition to this change. 

Compeer Arena 3:00-4:00pm
Trail work: Properly Preparing Your Horse For the Trail and Obstacles
Want an enjoyable trail and obstacle horse? Discover new ways to help your horse become confident and consistent going down the trail or heading to the obstacle course.

Compeer Arena 6:00-7:15
Colt Starting: From Wild to Willing – 3 Day Transformation
Let's start from the beginning! Enjoy following the first 3 days of a colt start training journey from halter broke to under saddle. 

 

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