Educating People for the Good of the Horse!
Goodtoknow Horses

Through innovative programs, clinics and seminars, Goodtoknow Horses, a 501(c)3 organization, seeks to help people improve their horsemanship skills and understanding of the horse, in turn, improving the lives of their partners, the horses.
Join Us For the Fall
First Responders Horse Handling & Safety Clinic

Reno, Nevada - November 27, 2020 - Goodtoknow Horses is pleased to announce the Fall First Responders Horse Handling & Safety Clinic will be held Sunday November 29 at Maplewood Stables in Reno, Nevada. Under the umbrella of the non-profit Goodtoknow Horses, we offer two clinics annually that seek to fulfill our mission of “Educating People for the Good of the Horse.”
The clinic will be led by Maplewood's resident horse trainers and focuses on educating first responders and other good samaritans who would like to learn how to safely handle horses in emergency situations. The event, from 2 to 5 p.m., will be free and open to the public. We will be practicing COVID-19 safety protocols, so masks will be required.

The non-profit Goodtoknow Horses was launched in 2018 to help provide the equestrian community with educational opportunities to advance horsemanship and horse care in all disciplines. 

In addition to learning how to properly catch, halter and lead a horse, attendees will also experience loading a horse into a trailer, receive hands-on training in corralling and penning horses and learn how horses typically react to fires and other stressful situations. This clinic will also emphasis educating attendees on the nature of horses and their herd instincts.

"For each clinic we enrich the curriculum so that those who join us regularly can expand upon their skills with handling the horses," said Julie Winkel, founder and president of the 501(c)3 Goodtoknow Horses and Maplewood owner and operator. 

Winkel originally established the First Responders Horse Handling & Safety Clinics after fires and floods destroyed many homes and horse properties in the area. The biannual clinic, now in its fourth year, helps firefighters, search-and-rescue, sheriff's departments and local volunteers learn how to properly handle, halter, lead and load horses into a trailer.

Pre-registration is not required but encouraged (

For more information about Maplewood Stables and the First Responders Clinic, to be held Sunday November 29, from 2 to 5 p.m., please contact us: or (775) 849-1849 or visit:
About Us
Goodtoknow Horses is a non-profit, 501(c)3 dedicated to "Educating people for the good of the horse." The First Responders Horse Handling & Safety Clinic, Young Horse Trainer School and a variety of other educational clinics held at Maplewood are under the Goodtoknow Horses umbrella of education.

Maplewood Stables, Inc., is a 200-acre horse breeding, training, showing, lesson and sales operation. Established in 1977, Maplewood is dedicated to breeding, developing and showing champion hunters and jumpers at all levels throughout North America.

For more information and to register for the Super September Clinics, please visit the Goodtoknow Horses website (

Contact: Julie Winkel ( or (775) 742-4615.

Maplewood Stables Inc. - 425 W. Laramie Drive - Reno, NV 89521

Our Mission

Our primary objective is to provide education to people for the good of the horse through clinics, events, workshops, lectures and seminars, and to provide public and charitable services with this purpose.