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 andlearn 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 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 and Four-Day Workshops

Depending on the desired training or severity of an undesired behavior, two and four-day workshops are availabler for concentrated learning for both horse and rider. Lodging is available. 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 whatever method is most effective, so long as the method does not cause pain, fear of pain or confusion.

Mastering the Three Areas of Control

For a safe horse, you must control him (her) physically, emotionally and mentally. You must learn their language first and then patiently explain our definitions in the form of cues based on the horse's form of communication.

Your Horse is depending on you

You are developing a relationship with your horse, not a partnership with your horse. You make all the decisions (where it goes, how fast, etc.). This is the foundation of trust and key to understanding how the horse thinks.

What Makes Us Sucessful

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

Adoption Day

Come for a day of mustang demonstrations including their training approach by the best training team in the business and meet your future horse.

Testimonials

What our clients say

  • Entrance: 12056 FM1144, Karnes County, TX 78118.