Knowledgable Control vs Asking Louder

Understanding how the horse thinks, communicates and moves is key to control.

Sitting and Riding are different skills

Riding takes a balanced seat •  Sitting just requires a camera

It is Rarely the Horse's Fault

Most owners need more training than their horse.

Control

As a trainer, you must be able to control your own emotions to be able to control the emotions of the horse. And yes, if you are interacting with a horse, then you are a trainer. So let us give you the tools and knowledge to make you sucessful and with lasting results. We train your horse and teach you how they communicate, move and think.

Welcome

We are professional Horse Trainers
In short, this what we do for a living - full-time. Certified by the Bureau of Land Management for training thier mustangs and a proven skill-based training system makes us one of the most successful training teams in the business. We take the time to listen to you and learn your goals and then create a lesson plan for you and your horse. It is our core belief the owner participate in the training of their horse.


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Starting
Starting is not breaking. Breaking is training and training is a process of preparing that builds a foundation of trust and understanding.

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Problem Solving
Behavior Issues / Dangerous Habits

Reward the good, ignore the bad and fix the unacceptable. Bad habits are like bad Yelp reviews. You can't erase them. You can only bury them with good reviews. In the case of a horse, unwanted behaviors and habits must be erased with new positive muscle memory.

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Workshops and Retreats
Two-Day Workshops

Sometimes it takes more than an afternoon to ride the owner out of a horse. Depending on the desired training or severity of an undesired behavior, workshops offer concentrated and  cost-effective learning for both horse and rider. We also offer customized theraputic retreats - reviewed case-by-case basis, with referals by the VA and veterans taking priority.

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Skill-based Teaching vs Method-based

Our training system is unique in that it is skill-based. Lessons are presented to both horse and rider in a specific order, using the most effective method, so long as the method does not cause pain, fear of pain or confusion. A note on pressure: most fail at interpereting pressure. In short, horses stack pressure. Humans tend to substitute.

Mastering the Three Areas of Control

For a safe horse, you must control them physically, emotionally and mentally. You must learn their language of pressure and then patiently explain to the horse our definition of the word -  and using the horse's main form of communication - pressure. All the other noises they make are signals, but mostly it's "blah, blah, hey that horse is out, blah, blah."

Your Horse is depending on you

At the risk of sounding like Dr. Phil, relationships are built on communication, trust and compromise. You make all the decisions for the horse (but you don't have to be an ass about it). This foundation of trust, based on your understanding how the horse thinks and communicates, is key to maintaining his focus and your safety.

What Makes Us Successful

Our Training System.

Few people can ride a green-broke horse – mostly because no one teaches the SEAT or even basic horsemanship skills (a balanced, secure rider that has knowledge-based control of the horse). This revalation is what led to the development of our skill-based training system.
Based on our core value of involving owner in the training of their horse, The Equestrian Training Center designed to train horses and educate horse owners.

50+

Years Experience

1000+

Horses Trained

250

Acres of Trails

2

Award-winning Trainers

Testimonials

What our clients say

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