August 27, 2022
Trailer Safety Skills from the Experts:
with Ray Ainsworth and Dr. Suzanne

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What You'll Learn: 

~ How to load and unload your horse safely onto a trailer, even if your horse has never loaded easily in the past!

~ How to back up your fully loaded horse trailer safely, even if this has terrified you in the past!

~ How to change a tire on your fully-loaded horse trailer, because EVERYONE driving a horse trailer needs this vital skill! 

~A whole lot more!

Who You'll Learn From:

-Ray Ainsworth - The Man Horses Talk To

-Dr. Suzanne McKichan-Dells Equine Veterinary Service

-Ken-Wheel City Motors-Mechanic

-Darren Jorgenson-Dell Creek Camper Rental-Vehicle Fire, Roadside Emergency, and Camper Expert

-Chamuel Marvici-Liberty Heating, Cooling, & Handyman Services-military veteran CDL driver

Where You'll Learn: 

This open-air clinic will be held at the Wisconsin Dells High School, 1501 Brew Farm Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI

Clinic Schedule:

Clinic hours:  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Morning Session: 

Horse loading and unloading with Ray

Lunch Break Session:

Vehicle and trailer fire prevention, management, and safe response with Darren 

Afternoon Sessions: 

-Trailer backing

-Changing a tire on a fully-loaded horse trailer, using your tools and demo tools we will have available to try

-Horse First Aid Kits for travel with Dr. Suzanne 

-Q & A with our Clinicians (time permitting)


Gold Level Participation - Horse trailer loading, trailer backing, tire changing training - $400

Silver Level Participation - Horse trailer loading training only - $300

Bronze Level Participation - Trailer backing and tire changing training only - $200

Audit - Adult -  $50

Audit - Youth (ages 12 - 18) - $25

Children under age 12- Free.  MUST be accompanied by an adult participant. For those participating in the backing instruction, children 12 and under are not allowed in the vehicle to help the driver and instructor focus. 

NOTE:  A 50% deposit is required at the time of registration for Gold, Silver, and Bronze Level participation. The balance is due on/by 8/27/2022.

How to Bring a Horse that Doesn't Load:

Enclose your horse with gates behind the trailer and make it progressively smaller.  It still might take some coaxing but they are far more likely to go in by being driven from behind than by pulling on their head which will cause them to brace against you.  Be patient and give them a chance to sniff the floor of the trailer before expecting them to go in.  Consider loading a companion horse first.  Practice this a few times before the day of the clinic to make sure you'll be able to get there.  If your trailer is too confining, consider borrowing an open stock trailer while your horse is getting used to trailering.

How to Register:

Please email your contact information to  A member of our support team will respond within 24 hours.


Please call 608-844-9833 ext #3.  Andrea will return your call within one business day.

Door Prize Drawings:

All Gold, Silver, and Bronze Level participants who pay their registration fee IN FULL by 8/20/2022 will be entered in a drawing to win one of several fabulous door prizes.


The GRAND PRIZE will be an equine first aid kid valued at $100+

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

Please only register if you are very committed to coming.  If something unexpected comes up, you may (at the discretion of the clinic organizers) transfer your registration fee to another participant.  There is a strict no refund policy for this clinic. 

Bad weather adaptions:

Let's hope for good weather!

This is an open-air clinic that will be held rain or shine.  Please plan accordingly and bring rain gear, sunscreen, etc. No pop-up tents will be allowed at the clinic as they may impede the view for other participants.

In the event of severe or dangerous weather conditions, this clinic may be paused to allow the weather to clear. Every effort will be made to keep participants, their horses, and the clinicians safe.  Final weather-related decisions will be at the discretion of the clinicians.  

What to Bring:

Appropriate weather-related gear.

Water bottles.

Note-taking supplies if you are so inclined.

Camp chairs or folding chairs.

If you are a Gold or Silver level participant, please come with hay, water, and supplies for manure cleanup of your horse.

If you are learning tire changing, please bring the jack and tools that you would have available so you get comfortable with what you would actually be using. 

Note: Videoing this clinic is prohibited.  

Lunch and Refreshments:

Jose's Food Truck will be available during the clinic.  Menu item pricing ranges from $5 to $20.   

Bottled water will be available for sale.

Clinic Capacity:

Gold Level Participants: 6 horses and horse trailers

Silver Level Participants: 3 horses

Bronze Level Participants: 6 horse trailers

Note:  Please email for participation level availability.  All levels are on a first-come, first-served basis.