Donohue Horsemanship

Developing Horses by growing as humans, creating partnerships that last

 

Donohue Horsemanship

"Horses and life, it's all the same to me."

Buck Brannaman

Come join our community

"Confidence is knowing you’re prepared."

Ray Hunt

Horsemanship Lessons

"Why does it take a lifetime to learn to live a lifetime?"

Ray Hunt

Colt Starting

“It’s really amazing what a horse will do for you if he understands what you want and it’s also quite amazing what he’ll do to you if he doesn’t.”

Bill Dorrance

Horsemanship Clinics

“The horse is doing one of two things: he’s doing what he thinks he’s supposed to do, or he’s doing what he thinks he has to do to survive.”

Ray Hunt

Refinement Training

“Asking a horse ‘What can you do for me?’ is backwards.”

Ray Hunt

Cow Working

"In difficulty, there is opportunity."

Ray Hunt

Ranch Roping

“Feel the whole Horse.”

Tom Dorrance

Our Horsemanship Philosophy

We believe that horses should be treated with great respect and understanding so that we may become good working partners with our horses. In order to better understand horses so that we may offer them this respect and understanding, we must continue to grow as human beings: to become better people, if not for ourselves, then for them. They did not choose this life, it was chosen for them by us. Because of this we have a great obligation to the horses; we must do everything in our power at the moment to best fit them and to continue working on ourselves to become better for them.

Specializing in teaching Foundation Horsemanship, we teach our students to effectively communicate with their horses through feel, timing and balance. We practice the horsemanship philosophies of Tom Dorrance, Ray Hunt and Buck Brannaman to the best of our understanding and abilities. At Donohue Horsemanship, you will find no gimmicks, no song and dance, just a community of people trying to improve themselves and their horses!

We offer horsemanship lessons for beginners through advanced riders, horsemanship clinics, colt starting, and refinement training for you and your horse!

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Lessons


We offer riding lessons for both students with their own horses and without. For those who do not own a horse we have school horses available.

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Clinics


We hold horsemanship, cow working, and ranch roping clinics here at the ranch in Banks, OR, as well as throughout the Northwest. Please see our calendar for upcoming clinic information.

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Colt Starting


We take in a number of colts or older horses who need re-starts and give them the best possible start available. Horses are worked daily from the ground and in the saddle, exposed to ropes, flags, other horses, and cattle when available.

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Refinement


We also take a limited number of older horses for refinement training or tune-ups. We work with each horse from where they start, and work to advance their education on more refined skills.

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"Horses and life, it's all the same to me."

– Buck Brannaman

"What you need to know first, you learn last."

– Ray Hunt

"Observe, remember, compare."

– Tom Dorrance

"Confidence is knowing you're prepared."

Ray Hunt

"It’s really amazing what a horse will do for you if he understands what you want and it’s also quite amazing what he’ll do to you if he doesn’t."

– Tom Dorrance

"Asking a horse, ‘What can you do for me?’, is backwards."

– Ray Hunt

"I have been taking lessons and riding horses with the Donohues for just over three years. This is a phenomenal place to learn the finest quality horsemanship. Great exposure to all elements of riding from the very basics to advanced skills including working with cattle and ranch roping. Very friendly environment to learn and grow. Highly recommended."
                            Aaron H.

What's new at Donohue Horsemanship

Stay up to date with our coming and goings

Fall and Winter Horsemanship Clinics  

With the start of Fall, we have wrapped up our summer cow working clinic series and we are excited to get started on our horsemanship clinic series! We will be doing a monthly horsemanship clinic through fall and winter, beginning in November. For a list of dates, please visit our calendar page! In addition to our home clinics, we will also have a clinic in Philomath this fall, so if you are in the Corvallis area, this one would be perfect for you! The big event of Fall that we always look forward to is hosting our annual Ricky Quinn clinic! Ricky is a gifted horseman who travels the country teaching horsemanship all over America. He will be here September 30-October 2 and you do not want to miss it! For more information about any of these clinics, contact us at info@donohuehorsemanship.com.

Nick & Jessie

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