Here on the ranch we practice the art of horsemanship which is more than simply riding horses. It’s the art of understanding how they think, why they do what they do and learning to work with the horse. In essence, teaching the horse to want to please us, to trust us, to be light, soft and responsive. We start this from the very beginning, from weanlings being halter-broke, to making bridle horses. The goal being to go at the speed of each animal, as they are all individuals. Keeping them on the right side of being in trouble, to not push them faster than they are ready to go and to see how little we can ask to get the desired response are things responsible horsemen practice. Our training methods are based on those of the late, great Ray Hunt, Buck Brannaman and Curt Pate, among others.
We do take a limited number of outside horses for training with the rate varying based on the horse’s abilities, age and previous training.
In the coming year (2010) we intend to hold some horsemanship schools and teach the art of horsemanship/buckaroo style riding; making your horse comfortable, which in turn helps him take better care of you, the rider. We hope to offer some colt starting schools as well as some more advanced classes.
Jenn also offers barrel horse training, tuning and finishing, as well as coaching services and lessons. You can visit her website at Streakin Iron Barrel Horses for more information.
Please feel free to contact us with any horse question you may have. We’d love to hear from you!