The fundamentals of good training are applicable to every horse. Bob Avila said, “If you think your horse is broke, put him on cows.” Jess understands what makes a truly broke horse that is willingly guided whether it be for a non-pro competing at the major NRHA events or for Green Reiners just learning the maneuvers. His horses last for generations of riders and are known for being as well-mannered on the ground as they are under saddle. Jess has trained horses for all levels of competition in every discipline, from dressage and jumping to barrel racing and driving horses. He’s trained trick horses, pleasure horses and everything in between.
Jess will work with you and your horse to get you where you want to go.
Your horse will be trained using high-quality equipment and in top-of-the-line facilities in terms of footing and overall safety for your horse.
On top of our combined training expertise, we also offer full use of our facilities during your horse’s training period. We do employ barn staff and occasionally offer apprenticeship positions but you can expect that Jess and Lindsay will be the ones training your horse. If your horse is here for training it may be groomed and saddled or even lunged by our staff but rides and training are done by us.
Includes five rides per week and full use of our facilities (Equi-cizer, round pens, indoor and outdoor riding arenas, flag and/or cattle).
Your horse will get a box stall with a rubber mat and low-dust shavings, turnout in an indoor arena or round pen, high quality, second cut alfalfa hay or seasonally tested grass hay and grain. We're happy to blanket and feed any supplements you provide at no extra cost. Training horses are never turned out with other horses.
Private lessons for owners with horses in training are $75 and can be done on your horse, if appropriate, or on one of our school horses.
We take horses in for training for no less than 30 days. Our monthly fee, including full care board, is $1,200+hst. We do offer a reduced rate for two year old horses staying in training for six months or more.
We typically keep 10-12, full-time training horses at the farm all year round. Inquire for availability.
It is the responsibility of the owner to have your horse in good flesh when it arrives. Your horse should have been vaccinated and dewormed recently. Farrier work can be provided by Jess (inquire for more info) or by your farrier during your horses stay for training. Farrier appointments must be set up during our non-peak hours.
No, in order to offer the best possible service at a reasonable rate, we must offer all training done at our farm. Savings in driving time equate to more hours spent hands on with the horses and use of our facilities including our t-rail, equicizer, round pen, indoor and outdoor arenas and various bits, bridles hackamores, saddles etc.
Of course! Once your horse has spent his first few weeks here, we are happy to set up an appointment for you to come and see his progress or take a lesson on him. Unfortunately we cannot provide a daily time for you to view his training. Just want to pop in a visit your horse while he’s here? Not a problem, but please arrange a time with us so not to disrupt lessons or to happen by the farm when no one is in the barn.
Yes! We HIGHLY recommend you take as many lessons as you can before your horse goes home. Yes, yes, YES! This will help you make the most of your training money and help retain what your horse has learned.
Yes. We know we can be tough to get a hold of due to the fact that we do not answer our phones while teaching, shoeing and while riding most horses. Don’t hesitate to contact us by email, call or text.
No problem, contact us to arrange a time that works for you. We might even have a trailer coming from your way to help get the horse here safely.
Let's talk about your horse and what you'd like to see him or her accomplish for you.