Clients Training Horse Pictures
This page is dedicated to our clients and their horses that we have/had the pleasure to start and/or train and compete. These are only a few of the many horses we trained for clients, we are working on getting more uploaded. Thank you to everyone who gave us the pleasure of training their horses, we have truly enjoyed working with you as well as your horses. Please send us an updated on your horse if we started and/or trained it! We love to hear how well they and you are doing.
Frosty is an AQHA Pitzer bred gelding that came in in mid December for a 2 week evaluation to determine what was done with him by a previous trainer and get a rough idea of how long it will take to fix what issues he has. After we determined his issues and started fixing them, he is coming along well in his training and really starting to trust us. We are finishing up his ground training and looking at putting the first ride mid January.
Lilly is a 2012 appendix AQHA mare that came in late summer to try to fix what issues she acquired from being started wrong as a 2 year old by a precious trainer. Even though she has progressed greatly, she still has a ways to go to get her to be a trusting horse. We have done extensive ground training on her to help de-spook and get her more trusting of people. We have been able to get some riding training done on her and even through most days she does great, she still has her moments of nervousness. Horses like Lilly take a long time to fix, most people and trainers would give up on her after a few months. But even the smallest steps are huge for her. We will continue to work her and get her to where we know she can be.
Shiloh is a 3 yr old Baskur Curly gelding. John started him under saddle last fall and Jo put a tune up on him in the spring for his owner. This gelding was pretty easy to going, his owner put a great ground foundation on him and that makes things go much smoother and faster for us. Shiloh is used for a trail and general riding horse.
Zoey came to us for a refresher course and to be started on the barrel pattern in spring of 2013. She had some holes in her training we had to fill but her owner did an excellent job with starting her. Her main issue was trusting new people and after we got around that, she excelled very well. We have taken her slow and as of July she is trotting a good pattern and is a lot more relaxed under saddle. She will be going back home to Iowa in August so her owner can get re-acquainted with her before we put a lot of speed on her. As with all our of training horses, this picture represents how we work all our horses on obstacles in and out of the arena. After Zoey found out how much fun swimming and playing in the water was, it was hard to get her out of the pond. This mare will excel in barrel racing, pole bending, trail riding and just being a good level headed riding horse for her owner. She may even be good at working cattle if her owner wants to take her that way.
Cooper is a 2006 quarter horse gelding. He was started before we got him but had a lot of issues that needed addressed. We had him for 2 months and got him straightened back out. This gelding loved attention & was always ready to be rode after we had him for a month. He has a bright future ahead of him, he will make a great rope or barrel horse or just an everyday using gelding.
Dee is a 2005 APHA mare that some good friends of mine own. She is in to get started under saddle and general training. She had some issues that took us about 2 months to fix, now she is well on her way to being a great riding mare. I have started to haul and exposure her to playdays, rodeos, and barrel runs; shes still a little nervous but coming around great. She will be going back home in August 2011.
Cricket is a 2003 AQHA mare that is Blue Valentine bred. She came to me needing a tune up and her basics fixed. After a month, her owner was able to ride her through the pasture with easy and control. We wish them both luck in the future!!
Star is a 4 year old quarter horse mare that was used as a race horse in backyard races. She was very impatient and nervous around people when I first got her, with a couple weeks of ground training she is not a joy to be around on the ground. In the saddle she only had walk and run. Even after teaching her the usual basics from the ground this mare was so nervous that I have to go slow and re-teach them under saddle. She can now walk, trot, and lope in a controlled manner.This picture was taken about a month into her training with her owner riding her at a barrel run.
Jack is a 3 year old registered Morgan gelding has 30 days of training into. Jack came to us with many issues both on the ground and under saddle. We spent the first 30 days on just ground training, getting Jack to trust people. He had a very bad kicking problem and he was very disrespectful. This picture was taken 1 week into his second month of training.
Caliber is a grade paint gelding owned by Tristian Davis of Weatherford, TX. He is in to get started under saddle and general all around training. He will be used for a variety of western events when he goes home in the summer of 2011. This picture was taken the first time weight in the stirrups and first ride.
Lana is a registered Bashkir Curly mare I am starting under saddle and putting general training on starting April 2011. Lana hasn't had much done with her at all and is improving very well. This picture was taken on Lana's 4th ride, after a couple weeks of ground training.
Lilly is a 2005 Fjord mare that was sent to me to start under saddle and start on driving. She was going to be used for kid rides/drives and is currently doing great and loving her job.
Layla is an Arabian Gypsy Vanner cross mare owned by Brenda Moulder of Kansas City, KS. Layla is in for a tune up and to smooth out a couple issues she has with trailer loading and spooking out on the trail. I spent almost the first 30 days I had her on ground training, fixing her holes in her foundation. This picture was taken the 2nd week of her second 30 days, she is a lot more trusting and confident with people now. Check out her video on youtube!
Koko is a 1998 perlino Mustang stallion, he came to me pretty much untouched off the range from the mountain valley of Wyoming. Koko knew how to get away from humans and did not trust. It took me a few months to get him to come around, but at the end an experience horse person with confidence could handle him. Koko now stands in Wisconsin keeping the mustang breed alive while putting color to the breed.
Jewel is a registered Morgan mare that I put advanced training on for her owners Jim & Linda Baumli of Maryville, MO.
Wendy is quarter horse bred mule that I started under saddle. She is used for advanced trails with her owner Kenny Cordonnier in Missouri.
Dalton is a Bashkir Curly gelding owned by Nancy Scott of Raymore, MO. Dalton is getting started under saddle and in for general training.
Robin The Ladies
"Whiplash" was bred by Moss Creek Paints of Bagley, IA and owned by Linn Pritchett of Kansas City, MO at the time that John started him under saddle with 30 days of riding. Whiplash and his brother JJ both went to California to be with the Glory Rider Drill Team. This drill team has all "white" horses, both are owned by a young girl who rides them both.
DJ is a Paint/Arabian cross mare owned by Bob Ivester of Nebraksa. I started DJ under saddle and put 30 days on her, she is used primarily as a trail horse for her owner.
Meiko was a young mare John started under saddle while at ECC.
HKS Masters Jim
"Big Daddy" is a 1996 AQHA stallion that I started under saddle at the young age of 14. Daddy came to me very ill tempered, taking advantage of his handlers, and a hole in his back hock. After much doctoring, I got Daddy's leg better and sound. I put 60 days of riding on him and in the end you were able to lead him by mares with just a lead rope around his neck without any issue. Daddy stands in central OK working cattle with a young man.
Lilly is a 2006 mustang mare owned by Nikia Valley of Kansas City, MO. John started Lilly under saddle and put 60 days of riding on her. She is used for trails, lessons, and cattle.
Spirit is a Bashkir Curly mare owned by Nancy Scott of Raymore, MO. Spirit is getting started under saddle and in for general training.