Ride with Martin at Shoofly, this Fall.

Semi-private sessions, four days, limited to three people.

2021 Dates:

#1 November 01-04 

#2 November 05-08   

#3 November 19-12

#4 November 13-16

#5 November 17-20


The cost per session is $1600. Those who are interested in booking two of these sessions can do so at a discounted rate of $1,500/session.


Martin is offering the unique opportunity to a limited group of individuals to join him, for this semi-private clinic limited to three people. At his  ranch in Bruneau, Idaho, while he rides, trains and uses his horses.

The intensives won’t follow any particular curriculum, rather will take advantage of opportunities as they present themselves.

While catering to the needs, interests and skill levels of the students, Martin will work to improve their stockmanship, horsemanship and roping using his daily routines. One day you might ride to a neighboring ranch to help out, the next you might take young horses out in the high desert for some long trotting

Semi-private sessions, four days, limited to three people.
Based at Shoofly , 45 minutes from headquarters (Y6  in Bruneau), located in the Owyhee Canyon lands area in beautiful southwest Idaho.

In the wide open spaces of the beautiful high desert, we will have limitless learning opportunities while experiencing many different aspect of horsemanship and stockmanship on a working ranch.

There is limited cell phone service, wi-fi, and electricity, so you can concentrate on becoming a better horseman.

Participants can bring two horses. We have tack and horses available if needed.

Cost $1600 + housing, does not include meals.

Housing availability ~ RV Hookups (water & septic) $60, Dry Bunk House (access to bathhouse) $150,  Camp Wagon (access to bathhouse)$100,TeePee (access to bathhouse) $50, or private room with your own bathroom and kitchen $300.  Starlet sky, priceless, but no charge.

Bed rolls and/or bed linens provided.

Human Necessities: 

•Bring groceries with you or plan on a  20 minute ride to the closest eatery  in Grand View. There is limited refrigeration space, so a cooler is recommended for specific personal needs.

• Bruneau’s Cowboy Pastime Restaurant (11 – 8) lunch/dinner options

• Grocery stores and chain Stores are located in the town of Mountain Home about 40 miles from Shoofly.

• Plan to bring all your own husbandry supplies (Ibuprofen, Icy Hot, Imodium, toiletries, toilets, chocolate, lobsters, wine, more chocolate, more wine, more Blue Bell…(ice cream)

• Fuel & propane available in Bruneau or Grand View

• Laundromats are located in Mountain Home

• Closest airport, and car rentals, are located in Boise.  Pickup/drop-offs can be arranged

• Cell service in Camp works well with Verizon, 50/50 with At&T, Sprint does not work well in this remote area.

Horse Necessities:

• It is recommended that you bring  2 horses for the session. Y6 horses will be available to lease. (see more info below for requirements)

• Personal horses should be conditioned for long days of work

• Shoes are necessary, bring spares for your personal horse, we will be in high-desert country (lava rock, tall sage)

• Your horses will be kept in steel pens

• On days we trailer out to a location, your horse must be able to travel well with other horses or you will have to bring your own trailer

• Water will be made available in pens

• Please plan to bring hay.  Or we have hay available $10 per 70 lb bale of grass alfalfa.   The feed Store in Mountain Home will also have hay

• Feed stores are located in Mountain Home (40 miles from Shoofly)

• Plan to bring all your own husbandry and first aid supplies


Learn to let the cow work your horse

Horse Leasing:

• Y6 horses are available at $200 per horse for the entirety of the session

• Saddles and equipment available $100 for the entirety of the session


Clothing and Gear:

• Come prepared for weather of all 4 seasons, you may even experience it all in one day

• Bring your saddle, head gear, halters, rain gear, the kitchen sink, etc



• Bring all medical supplies for both you and your horse

We know you want a look at where you will be staying “off-grid”!  Google the following:

– Jacks Creek Wilderness Area

Owyhee Uplands Backcountry Byway

Please Note: Deposits are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend a clinic you may transfer your deposit to a future clinic. You also have the option to apply your funds towards purchases from www.martinblack.net

Boise airport is just an hour away. Transportation to and from the ranch is available for a fee.

Questions? contact us at  askmartin@martinblack.net


From I-84 Mt Home 25 miles to Grand View
Take Hwy 78 south or left at Grand View 2 miles to Mud Flat Rd
Stay on Mud Flat Rd 12 miles to first cattle guard,
Cross cattle guard turn left on Paul Black Ln,
Follow dirt road 2 miles and dead end into ranch
From south I-80,
Take I-84 from SLC UT
Take 93 north from Wells NV to I-84″
Take 95 north from Winnemucca to Hwy 55 to Marsing to Hwy78 to Grand View

Address– this will not work on a GPS or map quest as it is a new address. 

Martin Black
Paul Black Lane

GrandView, Idaho

Contact #208-845-2606