I am Jonathan Deeley, Stable Master and Training Officer for the US Army Caisson and the Director of Training at The Equestrian Training Center in Schertz, Texas.
Spanning over thirty years, Mr. Deeley’s extensive training and teaching experience has earned him national and international recognition as one of the most successful trainers of both wild and domestic horses. Using his unique perspective, approach and thorough knowledge of how a horse thinks, moves and communicates, he has developed training programs for the BLM'sWild Horse program, The US Army’s Military Funeral Honors Caisson Section and Riding Clubs. It is Mr. Deeley’s firm belief it is never the horse’s fault, owners should train alongside their horse and he’s getting too old to keep breaking horses.
My Greatest Assignment - An Honor
In 2010, I left the comfort of my traning ranch to serve as Stable Master and Training Officer of the Fort Sam Houston Military Honors Platoon, Caisson (one of only two full-time caisson units in the US Army). It has been my honor.
As acting Platoon Leader, I am responsible for the Caisson mission, ensuring all assigned tasks are structured to provide the most efficient and effective execution. Additionally, I am responsible for ensuring all equipment, material and resource requirements for mission are provided. I serve as the subject matter expert for all equine management related issues, methods, animal training techniques.
In the processs, I have developed of one of the country’s most effective and safe horsemanship programs (safe seat with mindful control of the horse). This program will soon be recognized as the Skill Standard for Horsemanship Foundation Training.
Read what my clients say about my level of service and success
Considered One of the Best in the Country.
KSAT NEWS, San Antonio
Without a , John takes care of our soldiers in the Fort Sam Houston Caisson Detachment and is passionate about his wordoubtk. His knowledge of horses and equine rider instruction are without a doubt one of the keys to the sucess for this safe and professional organization that cares for our fallen Veterans.
Command Sergent Major, US Army
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.
Jon did an awesome job training my horses. I've watched him train horses and I am confident he is the best in San Antonio. I’ve seen him train wild mustangs with ease. My horses have extremely good manners and are great with kids. Good traividopning is priceless. I recommend Jonathan to anyone looking for a excellent trainer.
Still Water Ranch, Helotes, 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 training method. 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 methods 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.
US Army (nine combat deployments)