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HORSEMANSHIP

Horses are born perfect. They are true to their instincts. They live in the moment. They are survivors. They do not fear predators, but they fear predatorial behavior. It is our job as humans to adapt our training techniques to a language that they understand….the language of horses.” – various


HORSEMANSHIP TRAINING

At Stormwalker Ranch, we believe that true horsemanship is characterized by “Soft Feel“.  “Soft Feel” horsemanship is best described as “The language of lightness in the conversation between horse and rider”.

Our trainers use techniques and skills acquired from studying with America’s best trainers and clinicians. The premises of these techniques come from the philosophies of the likes of Tom and Bill Dorrance, and the legendary Idaho cowboy, Ray Hunt. Essentially, all of contemporary natural horsemanship and training is the result of the work of these gentlemen and others like them in years following.

At Stormwalker Ranch, we specialize in training horses “From the Ground Up”.  Beginning on the ground allows us to teach foundational work to the horse and owner, and begin the development of a lifelong relationship, which will enhance the safety of the rider when mounted work begins. Our trainers then reinforce the ground work with mounted work using a logical progression of teaching.

Most of the time, undesirable behaviors are the result of little or no partnership between horse and rider. We work with both horse and rider (client/owner) to create an atmosphere of trust. The results can be truly amazing…it just takes a little “try”.

At Stormwalker Ranch, we are your pathway to seeing the results of the “try”.


WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP CLINICS

Stormwalker Ranch sponsors clinics locally and regionally and often partners with other groups to make these opportunities as accessible as possible. Clinics with regional and nationally recognized clinicians several times a year highlight our yearly offerings.

Clinics range in type from beginning horsemanship to ground work, to Garrocha pole use, to Cowboy Dressage. There are no limits to these offerings, and we can respond to a group request to facilitate any topic desired.


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