Round Pen Riding Methodology

Round Pen Riding Methodology

Educational Clinic – Foundation Program

Russ Krachun shares his signature round pen riding methodology that he uses to educate the horse the basics in riding methodology. Both the horse and rider develop balance and coordination under saddle and also learn the basics of educating muscle memory of the poll, neck, shoulder, rib cage and hindquarters. Methods include how to educate the horse to travel in a straight line, turn inside, turn outside, stop and to travel safely at various speeds at the walk, trot and lope. Round Pen Riding Methodology develops balance, coordination, and develops understanding and prepares both the horse and rider with the confidence and knowledge to safely and confidently ride in larger open areas.

Day One – July 13/19

Educational Methods:

  • Straight line – walk (left and right direction)
  • Straight line – trot (left and right direction)
  • Straight line – lope (left and right direction)
  • Control hindquarters on the left side of the horse at a walk
  • Control hindquarters on the right side of the horse at a walk
  • Control hindquarters on the left side of the horse at a trot
  • Control hindquarters on the right side of the horse at a trot
  • Turn inside at the walk (left and right direction)

Day Two – July 14/19

Educational Methods:

  • Turn inside at the trot (left and right direction)
  • Turn inside at the lope (left and right direction)
  • Turn outside at the walk (left and right direction)
  • Turn outside at the trot (left and right direction)
  • Turn outside at the lope (left and right direction)
  • Serpentines at the walk
  • Serpentines at the trot

Participant Information:

  • Participants of any discipline are welcome at this clinic
  • Participants should be confident under saddle at walk, trot and lope
  • Participants will receive approximately twelve hours of Kozak Horsemanship equine educational instruction within the two days of this clinic
  • The participant ticket allows one participant only, no other family member, helper or transporter will be allowed to view clinic.  Spectator tickets are also available to purchase on line for your friends or family.
  • Participants will be required to sign liability waivers, and photography/videography waivers at the clinic
  • Participants who do not have their own horse or chooses not to bring their own horse; may choose to work with a Kozak Horsemanship facility horse.  Please confirm by email that you wish to take advantage of this option.

Equipment Required:

  • Saddle & pad, Bridle, bit, chin strap, one piece rope reins and leg wraps for horse
  • Helmets and proper riding footwear are required for each participant.
  • Required equipment may also be purchased at the Kozak Horsemanship Facility, or participants may choose to rent a complete Kozak Horsemanship bridle for a fee of $25.00 plus HST for the duration of the clinic

Participant Horse Information:

  • A green or an experienced horse that can safely walk, trot and lope under saddle
  • Please ensure your horse is safe among people and other horses
  • An up to date vaccination report is required for each horse

Overnight stalls

  • Stall rentals are available for your horse for the fee of $15.00 plus HST per day.
  • Stall rentals includes hay, water, shavings and clean out once each day.
  •  If you would like to reserve a stall, please send your request to after you have purchased your participant spot.


All learning and education is at the level of the receiver.  It is important to know that it takes time to develop coordination and muscle skills, and it is also very important to practice and work with your horse regularly in order for you to succeed.  Russ Krachun Kozak Horsemanship is not responsible for the final results that you and your horse reach during or after the clinic. Russ Krachun Kozak Horsemanship reserves all rights in the methodology explained and presented.

Hourly Schedule

Schedule for each day

10.00 - 12.00
Educational Segment
12.00 - 12.30
12.30 - 2.30
Educational Segment
2.30 - 3.00
3.00 - 5.00
Educational Segment
5.00 - 5.30
Discussion Summary


Jul 13 - 14 2019


10:00 am - 5:30 pm


Kozak Horsemanship
906 Moneymore Rd., Roslin ON, K0K2Y0