The Civilian Equine Sensory Clinic provides training to help horses remain calm and obedient when confronting unfamiliar objects and stimuli. All instructors are mounted officers teaching the same techniques used to prepare their own horses for police work.
The training exercises are based on natural horsemanship principles and are taught on the ground and under saddle. Training also includes equitation, formation riding, and jumping. The clinic atmosphere is relaxed and fun with safety a top priority. Participants and their horses are able to progress at their own speed. The goal of the clinic is to build the horse's confidence and trust in his partner. Sensory training provides a valuable foundation for all riding disciplines. All breeds of horses are welcome at the clinic.
The fall clinic is held in conjunction with the National Mounted Police Colloquium at the Kentucky Horse Park. It is hosted by the Lexington Mounted Police, Friends of the Lexington Mounted Police, Inc., and the Kentucky Horse Park Mounted Police. Instructors include mounted officers from Lexington and the Horse Park. Past instructors have come from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Toronto Police Services. The fall clinic is the only time the RCMP provides equitation training to civilians.