2019 Clinic Schedule

2019 Professionals Colt Starting Clinic
January 9, 10, 11 & 12th
Dyer, Nevada

Join Nick Dowers for this unique colt-starting experience geared toward professional trainers. Each horseman will bring 3 young horses to this 4-day clinic at the Dower’s Ranch where each horse will get valuable exposure. Nick will share colt-starting techniques, his training methodology and provide guidance on methods that work for each individual horse. Investment is $650 per colt for a total of $1950 per trainer.

· 4-Day Clinic
· Each Trainer Brings 3 Horses
· Lodging and Food will be provided
· Location: Indoor facility in Dyers, Nevada
· Limited to 12 Participants
· Price to Attend: $1950

2019 Performance with Purpose Clinic
June 27, 28 & 29th
Dyer, Nevada

Mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual 3-day Performance with Purpose Clinic located at the Dower’s Ranch. This clinic is open to all riders interested in learning on horseback. This clinic will give riders the opportunity to learn new training techniques that work for their individual horse’s temperament and disposition while working through challenges.

· 3-Day Clinic
· Each Rider Brings 1-2 Horses
· Lodging and Food will be provided
· Location: Indoor facility in Dyers, Nevada
· Limited to 12 Participants
· Price to Attend: $1500



The 3 Principles of Nick’s training

1.) Find the try
2.) Direct the effort
3.) Reward and let it soak


Quotes from Nick

”As a cowboy, you have to get by with what you’re riding that day. Every horse has to cut a cow and every horse has to be roped off of. You learn to get by with what you’ve got. I’m always in for the challenge.”

"A learning frame of mind...being mentally flexible."

"It doesn't matter what you do, it's getting them in the right frame of mind."

"It's all about getting his thought to become my thought."

"Aligning...Today it's a bridge next week it will be a cow."

"My goal is to create a Partnership were we can work together."

"Teaching them to want to be there... Whether it's in front of a cow or on a trail."

"I'm constantly trying to teach them to do more and me to do less."

"Teaching confidence one day at a time."

"I try really hard to never put resistance in my horses. I don't want to take it out."

"I'm always challenging the horses but I want to keep them as relaxed as possible."



“There’ve been a few people in my life that have not only passed me up as a horseman, but left me in the dust. I look forward to working with him and him helping me. I’m happy for him, but if he hadn’t won the Futurity, he’s a darn good hand anyway.”

- Bryan Neubert

“Nick had tons of talent; I had nothing to do with it. He had a lot of practical experience - he could ride any kind of horse and get the job done too. He had a confidence about him and he believed in himself, but he was humble. He didn’t lose himself doing it - its still Nick. I’m just pleased to know him.”

- Joe Wolter

“I learned quite a bit from him, and things I’m still teaching my guys now. The reining, for him, was a piece of cake. I think that kid could have gone any direction he wanted with horses and he’d be successful.”

- Andrea Fappani

“He has a tremendous amount of feel. He’s got a lot of patience, and obviously he’s a great athlete and an excellent rider. He has a different background than most trainers. I think that he’s driven to do the best he can with what he’s got."

- Annie Reynolds

“Nick Represents all the original values of the NRCHA.”

- Russell Reid, instructor Feather River College


Following the Reins; Pressure and Release 2 Year Old Training Technique

Nick will show you how he uses pressure and release to train his horse to follow the reins.
This video was filmed with a 2 year old filly that Nick had started, this is her 18th ride.
The training principles Nick uses on this two year old can be applied to a horse of any age,
it is a great illustration of how a horse craves the freedom of being released from pressure/work to do the right thing.
Gunnatrashya 2 year old filly.


2 Year Old Training -90 Days

Nick will show you how he works in the arena with a 2 year old filly that has 90 days of training on the basic maneuvers.
Many people request videos of horses that are difficult, in this case the horse has a lot of ability
and Nick will highlight the importance of not trying to do to much with a horse too soon.
It is a great example of taking it slow and developing the horses ability over time.


Nick’s training Philosophy