Kevin McGinn offers riding lessons on your horse as well as providing quality lesson horses. One key principle of learning this sport is the formation of correct habits, and therefore he offers horse lesson packages. After some time getting acquainted on a reliable lesson horse (generally a retiring show horse), finding an appropriate horse for you to lease, so you might increase your riding time and experience, is the next step to ensure you are moving closer to your riding goals. Because Kevin's Clinic schedule keeps him traveling, he is uniquely equipped with a list of horses that may be changing hands, available for long or short term lease or sale. Of course, if you already have your own horse, Kevin is happy to come to you at your farm or facility in the Los Angeles area, and has a special local day rate for that purpose. Alternately, he can see you at his home base in Los Angeles.
Working with Kevin as a Clinic Partner Host is the best way to benefit from Kevin's lifetime of experience. It is also a great way to showcase your facility.
Kevin is a strong believer in the three day clinic format. It is a common sense format, similar to show jumping, and the entire first day is devoted to work on the flat. The remainder of the clinic is based on principles explored on the first day, so it is imperative that all participants are present on Day One. Loosely speaking, Day Two is a review and continuation of work on the flat and gymnastic work. Day Three incorporates the previous two days' gains and applies it to analysis and application over a course of jumps. This format has proven an effective one and can be applied to beginning riders who are just jumping crossbars, jumping in the Big Eq., or preparing to enter their first Grand Prix.
It is never too early to get good instruction, and Kevin is happy to teach any level of rider. However, for the purpose of clinics, the most important factor in all group instruction is to schedule riders based based upon similar abilities.
Kevin's Training Philosophy & Continuing Education
To get a real sense of how Kevin works, perhaps the best way is to read his ongoing equestrian advice column, Judge My Ride. Judge My Ride is an online resource for all equestrians from beginners to advanced juniors to amateurs and professionals. Judge My Ride provides advice and tips from Kevin and a rotating roster of "guest judges", including recognized judges, top trainers and coaches from all disciplines across the United States, and is always free for the asking. It is Kevin's way of giving back some of the knowledge he feels was given so freely to him. Judge My Ride has had thousands of riders' submissions and hundreds of thousands of readers in its twelve-year tenure and can be found on all major social media platforms. Kevin has a wealth of experience working with American Thoroughbreds, as well as the popular European horse breeds. He regularly attends horse shows recognized by the USEF/USHJA and the PCHA.
For riders new to the sport, Kevin recommends attending a few well-organized Schooling Shows to test the waters.
finding an appropriate horse for you to lease , so you might increase your riding time and experience is the next step to insure you are moving closer to your riding goals.