24. April 2012 00:04
Another group of horses has graduated the Fundamentals training program and been sent home with owners excited to build on their brand new partnership. Every six weeks, we take in a group of horses that range from colts that need started to horses that have been to three or four other trainers and are deemed lost causes. After the horses complete the Fundamentals training course, their owners are invited to the ranch to receive a day's lesson with the Academy student who trained the horse. During the lesson, they cover all of the groundwork and riding exercises the horse knows and get to work over the obstacle course and trail ride around the ranch. If you're interested in sending your horse to the ranch for Fundamentals training, contact Ash Rowen at 254-552-1037 or firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the waiting list. The next available session will be in the fall.
A Must Do for Horses and Owners
We made the decision to send our horse, Sunny, to Downunder Horsemanship when we realized the work we were putting in was not getting us the results we wanted. Throughout the weeks Sunny was in training, our trainer Bobbie Pickrell stayed in touch and let us know the progress they were making. When we went to pick Sunny up and spend our day in training, there were so many thoughts going through our heads. What would we see, how much had she learned, what were we going to be able to learn in one day? By the end of the day all of our questions had been answered and so much more. It was amazing to see all that they had worked on and accomplished in 6 weeks! We left confident that we would be able to continue the training at home and knew what to look for to be sure it stayed that way. Since leaving the ranch, leaps and strides have been made from the relationship that existed before Downunder Horsemanship to the one we have now. It is like having a "do-over." The issues that we had before and the confidence that had been shrunk are a distant memory. Knowing how to communicate with Sunny, what to expect and look for, and how to address any signs before they become an issue has been amazing. This program has given back so much more than we could have ever asked for! Anyone who is considering this program for their horse and themselves should absolutely go through with it. It not only provides you with a horse that has had amazing experiences, but the ability as a human to communicate effectively with your horse and reap the rewards of the work you put in. A definite "MUST DO!" - Donna DeGroot