I specialize in reining performance horse training which makes for a well rounded solidly broke horse that can go in any direction. I put a lot of emphasis maintaining a strong 2 year old program. I prefer to start my horses anywhere between January and April. I ride two year olds 5 times a week and three year olds 6 times and turn them out once a week.
I teach solid ground work so that they are safe and quiet. This takes more time in the beginning but saves you time later. My program is very consistent in every aspect. Very important: Pressure and Release. I want to keep in mind from the beginning that I will have to show with one hand. A horse needs to know to respect you and know the difference between right and wrong
Teaching horses is what I have done for the majority of my life and I genuinely enjoy every day that I get to train horses. There is something that makes me feel proud in being able to teach horses that are extremely different from one another, especially if I can teach them to do it better than other guys can. I try to get everything out of my horses and I push them very hard, but through it all I have a lot of respect for them and carefully manage the degree of work that I put them through.
Training horses I am always changing things around to get better and to get more out of my horses. I think that keeping an open mind towards different types of horses is what differentiates me from most trainers. I enjoy adapting my style to fit every horse at its best and I believe that it paid off through the years. I definitely have some important pillars that my system is based on. I learned from my reining background about collection and I don’t think I will ever be able to enjoy riding a horse that is not collected. I believe that a collected horse performs better and is easier to ride.
I think that there are a lot of talented trainers out there but what makes a big difference between them is work ethic. If you don’t work hard I don’t think you will get consistent results and I think that once you start getting good results you have to work even harder to keep them coming.
I love a horse that comes out every day and wants to please you, however I get even more satisfaction in training a horse that is a little more challenging. We get really used to doing our program horse after horse, but in order to do a good job training your horses, you need to start from the beginning with every horse. One of the most challenging things to accomplish when training a horse is to get them really broke on every speed of the maneuvers without burning them out. A good reiner is a horse that knows 100% of the time what he’s supposed to do and never refuses to do anything for you, and more importantly is still happy to do his job.