You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.
~Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupéry Chapter XXI
Boarding and Training
We get every young horse to step over a log. Teach every one to unload and load safely.
Most important that we understand the psychology to differentiate between pain, defiance and confusion we put it in a manner the horse can understand and the ability to recognize when a horse is asking you a question and the skill to answer it properly and knowing how to ask them a question with your leg and your hands working together.
- Daily grooming & bathing
- Mane pulling
- Foot supplements
- Custom feeding or supplements
- Wound care
- Ring work
- Cross-country work
Horse transportation available.
Unleash your Underdog
Most of the horses in my program I have started or found in unsuitable situation and restarted them. A horse will tell you what they want to do all we have to do is listen. I love and challenge I think it’s important to understand equine psychology and herd behavior. I will take a horse that has never been handled and prepare it for the track or whatever career the client chooses. I will assess each horse advise you if your horse is suitable for their career. However, I cannot jam a square peg into a round hole. You can have all the talent and breeding in the world, however, if that horse doesn’t want to run, doesn’t love to run, they won’t win. One of my favorite parts about breaking a horse is that, unlike some of the training a horse will receive throughout their life, horses never forget the first time someone sits on their back. The first time the trainer pats their neck and takes the shank in their hand. It’s essential that horses are started properly, solid foundation of understanding, and they most develop a love for their work. You can only unlock their full potential and heart when they have unwavering trust with the people that work with them.
I personally break every single one of the horses that have come through here, I don’t let anybody sit on them until it’s appropriate for the select exercise riders. I’m a big believer in not only making them rideable and safe but the teaching all the skill sets necessary to be able transition to other careers seamlessly. Most importantly the horses have learn how to rate in the bit, use their haunches, shoulder, top line, and sit softly in your hand. There’s much more to galloping and then just running in a circle. They have to learn how to use their hind ends. That’s their engine. I find that they can remain sound far longer, maintain successful positive careers.