Clinic FAQs

The 4BP™ Horses 2019 Clinics Are OPEN For Registration

Please read through the FAQs below before emailing us any questions.

What is the main objective of the 4BP Horses™ Clinic?

The objective of this clinic is to deliver the fundamentals of 4BP Horses™ Australia’s training techniques. To work with a horse and bond with it, train it to load onto a horse float and ride bare back. For those who progress well, should have their horse under saddle.

It is hopeful of 4BP Horses™ that most, if not all, attendees will be capable to train other people and more brumbies, to assist in the passive re-homing of the brumbies into the wider community. All students are required to have fun every day and be totally amazed by their individual achievements.

It is predicted that some will be overcome with joy to the point of dizziness and occasional tears. Students will become infected with 4BP training to a point of non return. Only known cure or relief from such symptoms is to train more horses.

How much does the clinic cost?

Clinics cost $4,400 AUD (which includes a 10% tax).

You can access the order form from the last page of the survey and payment is required immediately to secure your seat.

Every clinic is nonrefundable. There are no refunds.

What is the accommodation like?

Shearers quarters: all freshly painted and renovated rooms with electricity.Beds and mattresses ARE provided. NOT PROVIDED: bedding and towels. Please bring your own.
Large common room with open fire.Mobile coverage for approved phones on Telstra 3G.

What will food be like during a 4BP Clinic?

Breakfast: cereal, toast Lunch: mixture of sandwiches and soups Evening meal: hot meal All self serve from Bain Marie. A urn will be bubbling away all day for smokos. You understand that we cook with nuts, dairy, gluten, eggs, etc, etc, etc. We are not responsible for food allergies or intolerances. You will need to provide your own food if you have either of these issues. You are legally obligated to contact us and let us know if you have allergies that are a risk to your health prior to booking. Just shoot us an email to

Do I need insurance? A helmet? Or saddle?

All students will be required to train their own horse. There will be a mandatory wavier to be signed, no signature will mean no participation is allowed. We advise to check with your personal insurance and pony club cover. We do not provide you insurance. All students will be required to attend with their own riding helmet that is approved by the applicable regulatory authority and to participate in safe horse handling as directed by 4BP horses staff. All students taking horses with them are required to provide their own saddles in a sound working condition.

Can you promise me a mare? Or a gelding?

All students get to pick their own horse. (We realize not all students will be taking horses with them).

All horses on display will have already been assessed for suitability for training.

We do not promise geldings or mares. There is occasionally only one sex available.

“I spent 5 days at 4BP™ and I have to say it was the best 5 days I’ve ever had out of the 20 yrs I’ve spent working in the horse industry. Joe and Lauren work extremely hard from dawn to dusk with little reward apart from the joy and love of working with these beautiful snowy mountain brumbys, and the pride of seeing them going to their new loving homes at the end of it all. The dedication this family has is inspirational. 

The method Joe has formed is truly unique but is quite simply the ‘ let’s be mates approach ” there’s no dominating the horses through force or the breaking of their spirits involved it is simply asking for respect and then giving it back and the response from the horses is beautiful to watch.

Not only is 4bp doing a amazing service to these horses but to people as well! I’m extremely grateful that I was lucky enough to stay with them and offered this training for free and not only that they are fantastic hosts as well, I was very well looked after.

This training is open to anyone and for those who can’t be there in person there is a wealth of free videos to access.
 This training I’ve received has given me a new found confidence and any horse trained this way will have huge trust and confidence in their human as well. The method is so safe that I will be teaching it to my children.
 Thank you so much 4BP™ and a big shout out to Lauren the talented horse trainer with a huge future ahead of her! Xx

– An incredibly satisfied visitor that trained first hand with Joe & Lauren Hughes