Each spring and fall, Free Spirit Farm hosts a two-day clinic with Bill Richey, CEO and Founder of the National Mounted Police Services, Inc., called Building Confidence Through Mounted Police Training: A De-Spooking Clinic with You & Your Horse. With classroom instruction, plenty of time for questions, and hours of practice under saddle over the course of two-days, you and your horse will gain a new level of confidence after completing Mr. Richey’s unique mounted police training experience with his companion, P.D., the world famous police dog. Breakfast and lunch are provided both days. And because we’re Italian, we serve home cooked hot meals on both days. You won’t find any cold cuts here. If you have any dietary restrictions, be sure to let us know when you register.
About the Clinician
Bill Richey, the founder and CEO of National Mounted Police Services, Inc. is a POST certified mounted police instructor. He was instrumental in creating the mounted units for the city of Duluth, also in Forsyth and Gilmer Counties (Georgia) and training their officers and horses. Mr. Richey has also worked with Atlanta Police Mounted Unit in preparation for the 1996 Olympics and served as the chief instructor for Mobile Mounted Police Mardi Gras School. Mr. Richey has participated in and won or placed in every national mounted police competition he has entered. With over 30 years experience as a mounted police officer, and almost as many as a trainer/instructor, he has spent countless hours training officers and civilians from all over the United States to perform safely and professionally, from the trail and show ring to Mardi Gras.