Trained & sold the 2022 AQHA Head Horse of the Year "Jess A Moose"
There is no subsitute for going slow, the reason the horses that leave our program last is because we make a point to never skip steps for the sake of time...if a horse doesn't understand what we are teaching them, we repeat the steps until they do.
It's been our experience that this is actually the fastest way to achieve success in horse training, because you are not having to spend time on the back end fixing issues.
The foundation of our training program started by training and selling calf roping horses, that foundation has now tranistioned to making confident head, heel and breakaway horses.
For years all we trained was calf roping horses, our brightest pupil was a little grey horse named Capone that spent a summer with Trevor Brazile, then went on to win state titles in the breakaway for junior high, high school, and 3 College National Finals qualifications.
We have trained horses that have won year end titles in amateur associations, and for multiple circuit finals qualifications.
Our philosophy is the same, we go as slowly as needed to make sure that the horses we are riding fully understand each step before going on to the next step. With the explosion of breakway roping we are excited to bring horses into that market, and see them excel in the future after they leave our program.
In general if a horse can get accustomed to working with cattle in alternative settings it serves them well in all other diciplines. For example, I work with barrel horses who need a mind reset and see great results from general ranch style training.