It seems as if it was Ashlee Owens destiny to be a horse trainer. Ashlee was born and raised in central Virginia where she grew up on a horse farm in Chesterfield, Virginia. She grew up riding hunter, jumpers, western pleasure, then into high school rodeo where she competed in barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, breakaway roping, and team roping. Ashlee's first training job was when she was 12 years old for a local horseman that threw her on any and everything whether it was safe or not.... (read more) When people saw her riding these horses that were somewhat "crazy" they started sending her horses of their own for her to work with. From this, Ashlee started finding ways to get what she wanted from a horse using safe and gentle techniques. When she graduated from high school, she knew instead of going to college to get a normal degree, she wanted to further her horse training knowledge and went to Parachute, Colorado and stayed at John Lyons farm where she became a John & Josh Lyons Certified Trainer. After she graduated from the certification program, she ended up moving to Colorado, until the harsh winter hit. Then after realizing Colorado had a little more snow then she could handle, she got offered a training job in Bradenton, Florida where she stayed for a while. Shortly after, home was calling and she made it back to Virginia. Ashlee is now a professional rider and trainer in Amelia, Virginia who has been teaching techniques to horses and riders seeking help since 1998. Using Ashlee Owens Horsemanship builds the fundamental skills necessary to achieve a sound and safe foundation with your horse. As a certified trainer, Ashlee has used these proven methods that are based on patience and positive reinforcement. If you would like Ashlee to help you and your horse in a private lesson or clinic please call or text Ashlee to schedule: (804) 357-3457.
At Ashlee Owens Horsemanship, we teach owners how to effectively communicate goals, set boundaries and have your horse understand what the correct response is in any situation. Ashlee Owens is more of a behaviorist than a traditional horse trainer who believes owners must understand the importance of learning how to read their horse's body language, reactions and responses correctly in order to achieve a true partnership.
People seek the help of Ashlee Owens Horsemanship for many different reasons; for some, it is to rid their horse of unwanted behaviors such as aggression, bucking, rearing, kicking, biting or spooking. Other people may be looking for a more effective partnership with their horse and be interested in improving their basic horsemanship skills, round penning, ground respect, liberty work, whole body riding and performance work.
As a certified trainer Ashlee is always searching for more effective ways to understand and handle horses. She started training horses professionally in 1998 and believes that you never stop learning. Whether it is from 'the most trusted horseman' to the first time owner; from a completely un-broke horse to a champion performance horse, every new situation demands a fresh approach.
At the foundation of Ashlee Owens Horsemanship is an understanding that each horse reacts differently; there are those horses that are more responsive than others, some demonstrate fear responses while others show more aggressive tendencies. It is extremely important to adapt your training methods to your horse's individual needs. Ashlee Owens Horsemanship is based in Amelia, VA and is able to travel to all areas of central Virginia, or you and your horse are welcome at our farm. In addition, Ashlee Owens Horsemanship is available throughout the United States for private training sessions, clinics, workshops, demonstrations and expos.
"It does not matter what I can do with your horse, it only matters what YOU can do with your horse."
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· It is not just horses that need to be trained, but owners need to be effective communicators to bring out the best in their horse or any future horses they may have.
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· Clear explanations of training methods, so that everyone will understand how to have a positive change in their relationship with their horse, no matter what their experience or what type of horse they have.
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· Flexible training packages to suit your needs. Weekly programs are available, specific to each owner and horse, with a focus on creating a partnership of trust and harmony.
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· While your horse is in training with Ashlee Owens Horsemanship you will receive expert guidance and training along with at-home exercises for you and your horse in order to further your own partnership. Follow-up training sessions will answer any questions you may have and will ensure you have the ability to attain a lasting partnership with your horse.
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â· Ongoing education for horse and owner to apply all the skills learned under training. Reminder clinics and training sessions are available throughout the year.
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