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Horsemanship Mentor with Bill Oliver

When Bill Oliver began hosting horse and colt clinics again in 2017, he found himself surrounded by a core group of people that wanted to not only learn his method, but help teach it to others.  Changing the way their programs were run, they could see big changes in their horses and their horsemanship.  Today, the group is led by his wife, Jody Oliver and several Senior Mentors that were a part of the program from the beginning.  As his method continues to grow and help more horse trainers at all levels, the Forward Motion Mentorship Program came to life.  If you have attended Bill's clinics, you will hear him ask the crowd as he drives the horse for the first time with his horse..."Okay, what's the first thing you're looking for here? Forward Motion!  Just like irrigating your field, you need water at the headgate to get the job done!" 

New for 2023 is the opportunity for a select few to learn horsemanship and colt starting from Bill in a one-on-one setting at the ranch in Cody, Wyoming.  NOW ACCEPTING Applications for an Eight (8) day mentorship with Bill covering colt starting and general horsemanship. 

Two options available:

Session 1 - May 16-23, 2023


Session 2 - May 30-June 6, 2023

  • $3500 fee

  • One-on-One time with Bill for Eight Days; Four Days, of mentorship with your project or one of our colts. Four more days of hands on training with your horse (or one of ours) during the Colt Starting Clinic.

To apply:

  1. Send a video (keep it short please) introducing yourself and why you want to be a part of the mentorship program to

  2. Fill out the short form below giving basic information about yourself.

Requirements to be considered for a Mentorship Spot:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

  • Must be able to demonstrate general horse knowledge

  • Must be able to lift 50+ lbs.

  • Proof of drivers license and health insurance required

  • Applicants are responsible for their own transportation and lodging.  (Dry camp spots are available on site.)

  • Please note deposits may be NON-REFUNDABLE depending on circumstances.

Forward Motion Mentorship Application

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Jody Oliver

Team Leader

Senior Mentor

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Paije Johnson

Senior Mentor


Cayde O'Brien

Team Leader

Senior Mentor

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Brandon O'Brien

Senior Mentor


Karinthia Herweyer

Senior Mentor

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Racheal Lineberger

Senior Mentor

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