Purpose In The Trees

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When: October 10 – 15 2022

Where:  The Southern Forests of Western Australia

Directions: From MANJIMUP, WA : Perup Road, Left onto Corballup Road, Right onto Muirs Road, Right onto Rowan Road.


5 days of unlimited information from Sam

The days are filled with education, fun with enough clinic time to reset horsemanship habits.
A taste of what’s covered:
• Rodearing Horses
• Herd Dynamics
• Catching & Haltering Horses
• Equipment & Saddling
• Knots & Rope Handling
• Nutrition
• Horse & Rider Biomechanics
• Hobbling Horses
• Days of Trail Riding
• Picnics, Billy Tea’s & Tying in Trees
• Unlimited Patterns & Concepts
• Roping Skills
• Connection & Communication
• Camping, Evening Fires & Guitars
• An Educational Holiday!
“Things pop up in us and our horses while out on the trail and having Sam riding with you to unpack, analyse and troubleshoot is an amazing opportunity. This is what makes the forest ride so educational for both horses and humans.” – 2020 Student Review


Early Bird Price: Paid in full by July, 31- $1,200

Regular Pricing: Paid in full by September, 30 – $1,500


Open to all riders whom feel confident riding their horse at a walk and trot minimum in an open area.

Days will be long; horses should be well prepared including their fitness and their feet; There will not be a vet on site.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will be covered during the 5 days?

Many people turn to competition to test the foundation they have put on their horse or never really do have a way of ‘seeing what they have’, while this camp allows you to experience this in a fun atmosphere with like – minded people.

This is a practical natured clinic with the forest at our disposal we will use it to help the horses get more emotionally fit and look at ways to get them more athletic using the space.

You will have the opportunity to teach your horse to pull logs, be hobbled, gallop and jump and lots more so they become ever more all rounded and a better partner.

The camp will ultimately teach you how to put practical Horsemanship principals to purpose!

What will a typical day include?

We will start each morning with catching and feeding our horses, followed by breakfast. The day will include a minimum of 4 hours riding with loops back to the existing camp for that night, the camp will include concept groundwork and ridden work.

There will be a mid – day break for lunch and rest.

Evenings will include, feeding horses and preparing dinner individually or as a group; enjoying each other’s company around the campfire.

When can we arrive and depart?

You will arrive the 9th of October (Sunday) to the camp. We will finish up at camp on the 14th October and you will depart the morning of the 15th October (Saturday) before 10am.

Will horses be in together as a herd or yarded separately?

All the horses will be kept in a paddock together over night and gathered as a herd each morning before feeding.

Is there mobile service/coverage in the forests and on the overnight properties?

There is very limited mobile coverage.

How many people will be attending?

Participant positions are limited to 12 students.

Will food be provided?

All students are to provide their own food & beverage for the 5 days, (6 nights inc. Sunday arrival) including snacks and drinks.
Fridges will be available at the camp kitchen for food storage and there is space available for all. A fire pit BBQ will be going each night along with full access to a commercial kitchen; Microwave, Oven, Gas Top, BBQ, Fridge & Freezer.

What will be the setup for showers and toilet facilities?

Bathroom & Shower located within the Shedhouse and a portable toilet will be available in the camping area.

Idea’s on what should we bring?


  • Riding appropriate Clothing for 5 days (riding & wet weather appropriate)
  • Hat , Beanie & Riding Helmet
  • Sunscreen / Chap Stick
  • Riding Boots (with leather sole) / Wellington Boots / Ugg Boots
  • Towel, Toiletries & Spares
  • Torch / Head Lamp
  • Water bottle (hiking style that can be fastened to your body, ie-camelbak)
  • Sleeping Equipment – Camp Bed/Swag/Bedding
  • Personal & Horse First Aid (Deep Heat, Panadol, Bandaids, Tuff Rock, Bandages, etc)
  • Food – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Beverages
  • Tent, Swag, Camp Bed, Extra Blankets, Pillow
  • Plus any other creature comforts you can fit in…..


  • Saddle and Pad (a spare saddle pad is always handy)
  • Horseman’s Rope Halter and 12′ Line
  • Horseman’s Natural Hackamore OR Snaffle Bridle with Horseman’s Reins 
  • 22′ Line
  • 45′ Rope
  • 4ft Stick with a 6ft String – Communication Stick
  • Horse feed, Hay *Please bring your own clean hay
  • Horse Rug
  • Nose Bag / Hay Nets / Buckets  **Nose bag can be purchased through us for $40; good quality canvas & mesh.
  • Hobbles
    • Teaching the horses to hobble is a great part of the camp. I will guide you through the process which will be safe and rewarding for you horse to understand.
      It will be a great tool for you and your horse to have. The ones that I use and recommend, can be purchased at www.outwestsaddlery.com and I recommend the Double ‘Cowboy’ Hobbles – Style #2.See the link below. –

    Purpose In The Tree Application Form