So youíre looking for a trainer, and youíve stumbled upon my web site. You should probably know a little bit about me before you make your decision to contact me or engage my services. I've been a horseman for most of my life, and horses have always been part of my family. I learned about horses and how to ride from my grandparents, and never forgot the lessons they taught me. Although I'd been training my own horses for years, in 2006 I decided to make a career of it and signed up for the John and Josh Lyons Trainer Certification program. It was the best decision I've ever made. The Lyons' training methods have allowed me to take my horse training to the next level as a true professional in the horse industry.
I believe that communication is the key to a successful horse and rider relationship. Working with me means complete involvement in the training process. I can teach your horse to do just about anything Ė but if at the end of the process you canít communicate with your horse, I havenít done my job. And you've wasted both time and money. My real job is to help you develop clear and consistent communication with your horse. Once communication has been effectively established, you and your horse can accomplish anything.
The early days
Wayne and Cowboy Joe today
What I Do I don't discriminate. All of my programs are designed to help riders and horses of any level of experience, and in any riding discipline. I place a strong emphasis on safety and effective communication to create positive and permanent results.
Working with People To work with the horse, I need to work with their person. Here are some of the ways that I work with people:
I help new horse owners and people who want to become horse owners learn to care for and enjoy horses in a way that:
Respects their physical and emotional needs
Is safe for them and safe for the horse
Develops a partnership with the horse
I help people find horses that are appropriate for their skill level and riding discipline. I help horse owners understand the principles of horsemanship and develop the knowledge to make informed decisions about their horseís care.I teach horse owners and riders how to avoid things that cause unwanted behaviors in their horses.
My Education - The John and Josh Lyons Certification Program I completed my training in the John and Josh Lyons Certification Program on October 20,2006. The Program is designed to teach John and Josh's conditioned response training methods in greater depth to people seeking more knowledge and understanding in the equine field. This program is an excellent educational opportunity. The certification program is held each year in Parachute, Colorado at John's facility. Students have four sessions of three weeks each with about a five week break between sessions. During the five week break between classes, the students travel home for intensive home study and the opportunity to perfect what was learned while in class. This is a very rigorous and demanding program for both horse and rider.
Working with Horses Horses are magnificent creatures with amazing abilities and a broad range of emotions. They are great communicators, and typically want to communicate with their humans. But, when they cannot communicate or are misunderstood, they can be dangerous. My work involves teaching horses and people to speak the same language.
I work with horses of all ages, helping them to overcome their fears, develop skills and teach them how to communicate in ways that will enable them to become a willing, trusting, and trusted companion to their riders.
I correct behavior problems by teaching the horse new behaviors in a positive, disciplined environment.
Here are some of the things you will learn if you choose to work with me:
Controlling your horses emotions Halter breaking Leading & advanced leading Sacking out Come to you cue Bridle work Respect Saddling Trust building Face me in the stall Crossing scary objects Dragging objects
First ride Stop and go Backing Up Building Confidence Calm Down Cue Collection Hip Control Lead & Lead Changes Softness Snubbing Side Passing Speed Control
Agression Barn sour Herd bound/Buddy sour Bucking & rearing Farriers & feet trouble Giving to the bit Jigging on the Trail Kicking & biting Nervousness Pulling back when tied Scary objects Stall manners Trailer loading Clipping
Fear in rider Becoming the active rider Proper feeding Setting goals Health & vet care Respect & trust Confidence building
Familiarizing a young horse with water
Working with a student
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