Clinicians

The Bluebonnet Horse Expo is a fundraiser for Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society. Proceeds of the Expo provide care to the horses helped by BEHS. At this time, clinicians donate their time and travel expenses in order to help the rescue help even more horses.

If you would like to be considered for the 2019 Bluebonnet Horse Expo or know someone who might be interested, please contact us.

We will be adding information on clinicians who will appear at the Bluebonnet Horse Expo as they are confirmed.

2018 Bluebonnet Horse Expo Clinicians


Julie Battenfield
12:00 PM — Using Essential Oils for Your Horse — Educational Stage
Learn how using these nontoxic natural compounds can help your horse be more relaxed, reduce pain and inflammation, and so much more!













Michael Battenfield
Battenfield Horsemanship website
11:15 AM — Children and Horses: Ensuring a Good Start — Main Arena
Introducing children to horses, it’s essential to ensure their safety and equip them for the best possible start for a lifetime of good horsemanship.
12:45 PM — Mounting the Horse with Busy Feet — Round Pen
Break the mechanics of teaching a horse to stand still for mounting into simple nuts and bolts.








Jodi Brassard
Brassard Equine Acupressure
12:00 PM — Using Essential Oils for Your Horse — Educational Stage
Learn how using these nontoxic natural compounds can help your horse be more relaxed, reduce pain and inflammation, and so much more!








Jimmy Brown
Jimmy Brown’s FB Page
4:30 PM — Gaits and Gaiting — Main Arena
All about gaits—other than walk, trot, canter. Whether you ride a gaited horse or not, this informative session is a must see!
5:15 PM — Working with the Insecure Horse — Round Pen
Learn how to recognize the signs of an insecure horse, how to wait on your horse, and how to “go with” your horse. These essential skills can help you help your horse to gain confidence and be a more reliable mount.








Lindsay Burer of Bluebonnet Feeds
Bluebonnet Feeds website
10:00 AM — What Does Your Feed Tag Really Mean? — Educational Stage
Understanding the information printed on feed tags is a useful and important tool for horse owners to make intelligent decisions regarding feed selection. Come learn how!








Christie Schulte Kappert
The Right Horse Initiative
9:15 AM — Increasing Horse Adoption Nationwide — Educational Stage
Right Horse Initiative is a collective of equine industry and welfare professionals and advocates working together to improve the lives of horses in transition. Through uniting non-traditional partners across the equine and welfare industries, shattering the stigma around rescue horses, and engaging collaborative pilot programs to increase capacity for adoption, The Right Horse and our over 45 partners—including Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society—are working to massively increase horse adoption in the United States.








Dan Keen
DK Horseman
10:30 AM — Flying Lead Changes with a Seasoned Horse — Main Arena
Achieve the perfect flying lead change in days. Very safe, effective exercise to prepare at a walk—for any rider level.
3:30 PM — Flying Lead Changes with a Less-Experienced Horse — Main Arena
Prepare the less-experienced horse for the flying lead change using a safe exercise at a walk, yes, at a walk! Best exercise you can add to your toolbox. It’s crazy good!








Steve Kutie
Kutie Performance Horses
9:45 AM — Anti-Gimmick Horsemanship: Intro — Main Arena
Achieve true partnership with your horse using just your seat, your feet, & your own 2 hands. No gimmicky training products needed!
10:00 AM — Anti-Gimmick Horsemanship: 6 Steps to Success — Round Pen
Explore six steps to success—simple and easy-to-follow steps—that will demonstrate you don’t need gimmicky training products to develop better skills and results.







Jack Lieser
Jack Lieser Horsemanship
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM — Improve Your Communication Skills — Round Pen
Become more aware of how you affect those around you by using the horse as a guide to better self-awareness and relationship. Watch Jack and the horses show you how to “show up” in your relationships through the five ways we communicate with each other: Clear Focus and thoughts, Energy / Intent, Body Language, Touch, and Verbal.
5:45 PM – 6:30 PM — Lunging is more than just going in a circle! — Main Arena
Practical insights about lunging and how to use it to prepare your horse to be ridden. The purpose of lunging is not running the horse around until he is tired, but an exercise to help riders check in with their horse, discover problems areas, and resolve them before getting in the saddle. Come watch, ask questions, and learn why lunging is the secret to good horsemanship.








Natalie Lord, DVM
Belton Vet Clinic
10:30 AM — The Many Faces of Colic in Horses — Educational Stage
Risk factors associated with colic, first signs and what do when you discover your horse is colicking. When to go to surgery, and expectations and prevention of colic in horses.
3:45 PM — Equine Emergencies — Educational Stage
Owner’s survival guide: What is an equine emergency? What to do before the vet arrives. Practical supplies to have on hand.








Mark and Miranda Lyon
M & M Horsemanship website
9:15 AM – 9:45 AM — Everyday Life Events as Training Opportunities — Main Arena
If your horse reacts to everyday life events, you’ve got a training opportunity! Learn to evaluate the root of the issue, instead of just dealing with symptoms.
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM — How to Change a Wrong Answer into a Right Idea — Round Pen
Learn what to do when, despite your best efforts, your horse just doesn’t “get” it.







Kaylon Robinson
KnP Lessons and Training
9:15 AM – 9:45AM — Bits and Bitting — Round Pen
Understanding the mechanics of how different bits work and learning how to choose the right one for your horse. Attend this session and your horse will thank you!








Deirdre Sabo
Deirdre Dressage
11:15 AM — Periodization for the Equine Athlete — Educational Stage
Equine fitness planning; keep your horse fit, happy, and healthy, and able to peak in his work when you need him most.
5:15 PM — The Horse’s Posture — Main Arena
Carrying a rider isn’t natural for the horse, and dressage developed as a way to preserve the horse while carrying out duties with a rider. Learn the function of the horse’s posture—and how to accomplish it—all while keeping the horse strong and resilient in its work.








Liz Steele
Soft Heart Connections
11:15 AM — Equine Massage Therapy — Round Pen
When you let the horse guide treatment, it can enhance the preventative & remedial benefits of equine massage therapy.








Rachel Steen
Balance Point Equestrian
4:30 PM — Humane Hierarchy & Behavioral Science — Educational Stage
Learn how to determine which training practices and methodologies to use and the proper order of implementation for applying those training practices and methodologies.








Cathy Sullins
KnP Lessons and Training
9:15 AM – 9:45AM — Bits and Bitting — Round Pen
Understanding the mechanics of how different bits work and learning how to choose the right one for your horse. Attend this session and your horse will thank you!








Jennifer Williams
Bluebonnet Equine
9:45 AM and 3:30 PM — Bluebonnet Fostering — Educational Stage 
Attend this informative session to learn the ins and outs. Bring your questions!