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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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."
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.
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.
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What our clients say
Considered One of the Best in the Country.
KSAT NewsSan Antonio
Together, these two horsemen are the dream team of mustang trainers.
Jeanne HarfordThe Horse Gazette
Jonathan Deeley is a horse's best friend. His training methods are incomparable. Jon's concern is always for the welfare of the horse. With endless patience, he teaches the horse to confront and deal with it's deepest fears and anxieties. Key to the process is his sharing his vast knowledge and experience with the owner/rider to create an understanding of how the horse thinks. The result is a well adjusted, well trained, happy and safe horse. Jon's knowledge and genuine love of everything horse is endless and fascinating. He is so enthusiastic about horses and training that even a person with little interest in the subject might be captivated. My husband and I have total confidence in Jon and his methods and trust him completely with our horse.
Carol DoneghyBoerne, Texas
Jonathan Deeley accpeted me as an intern when no one else would after getting medivaced from Afghanistan. Jonathan showed me how to connect with horses through his methods. He paired me with a mustang that was later named River. From day one, he showed me that the mustang can give you peace and help you grow mentally, physically, and spiritually. Mr. Deeley introduced me to the San Antonio area community facilitating my becoming a saddlemaker while maintaining his apprentice. I refer back to Jonathan's training frequently which include calling sporadicly with troubleshooting issues. He is very capable of being able to handle multiple trouble shooting calls. Through the mustang it has enabled myself to improve mentally, physically and spiritually.
SFC Tchad DvorakUS Army Combat Veteran (nine deployments)
Entrance: 12056 FM1144, Karnes County, TX 78118.