Hello, my name is Heather, and I grew up on Tennessee Walking Horses. A great Uncle of mine used them on his cattle ranch in Montana and that is how my family came to know the breed. This breed and I have been working together professionally for 20 years now. Both on the trail and in the show ring.
The gaited breeds are my favorite. They typically have ultra calm and forgiving temperaments, as well as a smooth ride. It is not uncommon for young 3 and 4 year old horses to be used as lesson horses. They make great all around horses for individuals as well as families.
A trainer is never done learning and improving their methods. Over the last 25 years I have studied with trainers from many different riding disciplines. Including reining, cutting, dressage, and general horsemanship. The greatest teacher has been and will continue to be the horses! Regardless of breed, each horse in my program receives a customized training program, that is adjusted daily to fit each horse.
My methods start with liberty work, to promote a happy and mentally healthy horse, who truly wants to be your equine partner. Gait work is done all naturally without any gimmicks or cruel methods.
From the rail to the trail, and everything in between, let me help you with your horse.
Ever dreamed of riding bridleless, bareback, or just riding your own horse out on a trail. From your very first ride on a horse to riding without a bridle or working at liberty, I can work with your horse and you.
One of my particular skills sets is human to equine communication. I can help you and your horse bridge the species language barrier. In other words- I can help you develop the best relationship with your horse.
Have you ever felt a horse is not right for you? Often the problem between horse and rider is education, the rider needs more of an equine education. Occasionally a horse and rider are a poor fit, but more often they are compatible. With the aid of instruction, horses can stay in their current homes. This is a win-win for all.