Camp and Cinch Craft Weekend Clinic – DEPOSIT – Flying Horseshoe Ranch, WA – June, 8-9 2024


Camp and Cinch Craft Weekend Clinic at the Flying Horseshoe Ranch

Cinch Clinic and Horse Camp Weekend  – $100 SEAT RESERVATION & DEPOSIT

Class Description:

Get ready to saddle up for an unforgettable weekend of equestrian enjoyment, craftsmanship, and outdoor camaraderie! Join us for a weekend retreat where you’ll spend your mornings crafting custom cinches and your afternoons exploring picturesque trails on horseback. It’s a perfect fusion of creativity, horsemanship, and the great outdoors.

Cinch Crafting Mornings – Start the day by channeling your inner artisan. We will guide you through the art of cinch making – from selecting materials to mastering design work. With our patient guidance, you’ll create a cinch that’s not only functional but also a reflection of your unique style. As you craft, you’ll bond with fellow enthusiasts, sharing stories and laughter as you weave and mold materials into a piece of equine art.

This basic cinch-making clinic covers a comprehensive range of topics, including:

  • Cinch Materials: Exploring natural versus synthetic options
  • Determining Cinch Size: Understanding how conformation affects cinch width and length
  • Knots to Know: Essential knot techniques
  • Cordage Length: Mastering the correct measurements
  • Building the Cinch: Step-by-step construction process
  • Details & Design Work: Adding personalized touches
  • After Build Care: Maintaining your cinch’s quality
  • Resources: Discovering where to find materials for future cinch-making projects

This introductory cinch class focuses primarily on straight cinches. The techniques you learn can be applied to create custom straight cinches, breast collars, belts, hat bands, key chains, and more. Mastering the skills required to make a straight cinch is a prerequisite for more advanced builds like roper and English-style cinches.

You’ll also take home all the tools needed to create a cinch – Loom – Instruction Booklet –  5-piece tool kit.

Not only will you have the opportunity to learn new skills and techniques, but you’ll also be able to connect with other creative individuals and share your experiences and ideas. Seats are limited, so secure your spot today!


Class fee: $350. To reserve your spot, a $100 non-refundable deposit is required. The remaining class fee of $250 will be collected during clinic check-in.

In the unlikely event that WE cancel the clinic, all participants will receive a refund for their deposit. Please note that the fee does not include camping or meals.

Camping and horse stall fees will be handled by the Flying Horseshoe Ranch

Penny Blackburn – (509) 674-2366


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Flying Horseshoe Ranch
The Blackburn Family
3190 Red Bridge Road
Cle Elum, WA 98922

Flying Horseshoe Ranch, Cle Elum, WA –

LQ trailer hookup and dry camping available

Rental cabins available

Horse Stalls available

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