I am a trainer at Rancho Del Rio's Fun with horses @El rodeo stable in Brea, CA & these are my credentials.
Horse & Human Trainer, Barn manager, Exerciser, or Groom. Creating willing, calm, horses with manners.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Reliable and dependable employee; focused on assigned tasks; able to work more than well with horses & other farm animals; Experienced and comfortable with stallions, mares, geldings, young filly's, and colts.... (read more) Western pleasure/barrel racing/gymkhana/jumpers/hunters/fox trotter/Tennessee walker/breaking experience & show experience, light hand; problem solver, always willing to learn; motivation to make it big in the horse world; sales experience, and customer service.
Assistant trainer, May 2013 to currently Under (Terry Guerin) Jumper/Hunter trainer La Habra Hts, CA
I have been responsible for a 5yr old thoroughbred mare named cocoa who had needed a serious restart when I first started riding for terry. She had some bucking, jigging, rearing, crow hoping issues and would leave terribly long before jumps. Friday a 9yr old thoroughbred stallion just needing exercise, show prep, suppling, refinement and to be taught how to move his body. Both have come along and now I just maintain the training I have put on them making them better each ride and keeping them going in the right state of mind. I right hand Terry Guerin while she's training offering bits of my opinions of how I think the horse or rider are doing at that moment, some times getting on horses before and during training sessions, shows, clinics, and lessons to school the horses to ensure that they wont act up, and that they do not create any bad habits or are ruined by amateur riders. Have had to doctor horses at times giving syringe type antibiotics, wormers, cleaning cuts, or abrasions and dressing them with proper care, putting in eye medication, icing, stretching, applying ointments/cooling agents and wrapping legs when injured. I am also in charge of getting all gear, tack, and first aid kits together on show days. Making sure the day goes as smoothly as possible, and that everything is organized, and where it should be. I make sure Terry is up to date on any up coming shows. While working with her I have attended the 2014 Equine affaire where I rode cocoa in all of the arenas on the Pomona fairgrounds the Thursday before she was supposed to be rode in the Gina Miles clinic, The El Rodeo hunter/equitation shows where Terry had me get on because cocoa was acting up, or rider was fighting her not riding her, and to the LA Equestrian center in Burbank where I rode her in all arenas around the grounds through the jumps in the jumping arenas, and did some flat schooling before the rider was going to get on to ride. I exercise both horses regularly while getting coached during jumping sessions under master trainer. I am very accustomed and comfortable handling or being around a stallion. I take on any lessons/clients Terry cant handle herself while she shadows me and offers me pointers or tips.
Tennessee walking horse trainer, Nov 2011 to currently ,Private facility, Hacienda Heights, CA
My main responsibility's have been to break and train Sawyer a 5yr old gelding never under saddle and no ground work, Dillon a 5yr old very green broke gelding, Bella a 17yr old mare with bucking and rearing issues, Justice a 10 yr old gelding with taking off/panic issues & very green, Indy a 8yr old gelding with a jigging problem who thinks he's a stallion, and Ivy a 6yr old mare with no flexion, a rearing issue and no whoa all are Tennessee walkers. Since I started in November 12' I have put each one of these horses through my training program starting with on ground manners, insane amounts of ground work such as joining up training, suppleness, flexion, side passing from the ground, standing in place when asked to "stand", and yielding (pivoting) back legs to body pressure. I then move each horse up to the second stage which is manners while saddling (standing still when mounting, NO JIGGING), simple patterns like figure 8s, head set, and flexion under saddle. Then finally when the horses are flexible, paying attention, and in the right condition I finish with neck reining, pivots, and leg yields.
• Sawyer has been finished & I am now teaching his 18yr old owner how to ride him, and how to gain a partnership with her horse. 8/3/13 they won there first 3rd place ribbon in gymkhana.
• Dillon has been sold since being finished 2 mos ago to a very loving 13yr girl who loves him to pieces & to whom I also give lessons.
• Bella has also been sold after her attitude adjustment to a beginner rider who has had no issues with her thus far.
• Indy has been sold and no longer jigs perfect to my standards.
• Ivy no longer rears, she leg yields, neck reins, pivots, and goes down the trail quietly.
• Justice no longer takes off and is now an amazing trail horse is cantering in an arena and down trail with no issues. He also leg yields pivots and backs, does not neck rein yet since there were many issues I had to work through first. Has been sold.
Horse Exerciser/Trainer, Nov 2009 to May 2010: Private facility Milford, Oh
Chief responsibility was to ride for the owner of a 2yr old quarter horse gelding. Exercise and conditioning teaching manners to get him into the right state of mind for his owner who was a beginner rider. Rides horses, according to specific instructions from what owner wanted from him. Also observes and oversees the temperament and physical condition of the horses during exercise so modifications and training plans, can be changed as necessary. I moved from the area or else I would still be working with him.
Horse Exerciser, 2004 to 2005,Lakewood Equestrian Center, Lakewood, CA
I exercised one of the trainers horses at the equestrian center his name was buckwheat. She did not have time for him, so a couple times a week I rode him for her for free. Not only that, but she had another gelding named dobby whom I used to walk him out around the barn for her because he didn't get out much either.
Horse exerciser, June 2007 to Dec 2008:Mildred Arabians, Norco, CA
My Main focus was riding a 12 year old Arabian gelding Flame whom the owner of the barn Milly claimed no one wanted to ride him because he was to hot headed. So I worked with him in the arena cleaned him before, and after workouts. I mainly worked on his attitude while under saddle, and ended up creating an amazing friendship with him. Not only did I work with him but I also helped her with her stallion, and other horses that needed turn outs, and what not's. She moved from the area so I was then out of a job.
Horse Apprenticeship, 2003 to now. Onyx Equine owner Jerri Lewis, Norco, CA
I trained under Jerri Lewis since I've met her in 2003. She taught me almost everything I know. Jerri got me involved with the CFTA, and helped me find people to ride for. She owns Shazada one of today's top Arabian reining champions of Onyx equine he's a black Arabian stallion whom I used to take lessons on when I began getting serious. Jerri found me my first horse Frosty we bred her to her stallion at no charge she helped me with frosty's pregnancy, and everything I needed to know before and after the birth. I helped train one of her stud colts Tsunami Shazada while she looked over my shoulder, so I know how to work with young horses of all genders. Every big step in the horse community I've ever made Jerri has always been there helping me become better. To this day if I have questions or help I still go to her for things.
Horse Owner, since I was 8 I'm 26 now. Norco, CA
I fed my three horses every morning, and night. Daily exercise and training sessions for my Arabian mare, and Arabian filly were a must. As well as Weekly training for weekend shows I was riding for 3 different people on 5 different horses(Josiah's Echo, Cinnamon Frost, Midnight Valentino, Princess, Whiskey's Irish Lace). I had to train with each owner at least a couple times a week. I Trained with Sandy Mercer for hunter jumping in Lakewood at the Lakewood equestrian center where I also was in the show circuit riding (Madam). Not only was I riding for these other people, but I was riding for myself in Gymkhana for the Riverside Ranglers on (Cinnamon Frost). I bred my mare and helped her when the foal was being born,. I've handled many different stallions, and stud colts very familiar on how to handle them. I had my horses living in my backyard, so I know daily behavior normal or not. I have raised my own foal till she was 2yrs and was as bombproof as a 2yr old can be, also trained 3 different foals. I also have owned an Arabian stud colt from Sept 2013-April 2015 he was 6mos old when he was bought for me. I owned him till he was 2yrs old. He lunged, free lunged, joined up, lead nicely past mares, picked up all feet, bathed, clipped, tied, stood for farrier, stood to be saddled, & ground drove when he left me and went to his new home.
We do individual lessons (one on one w/ me), Parent/Child Classes (Parents participate in teaching their children basic horsemanship), Birthday Parties, Basic Horsemanship, Summer Time Programs, and our Fun on the Farm Program ( feed and visit with farm animals, a class project, & a pony ride). we also offer Girl/Boy Scout & American Heritage Girl where you can earn your Merit Badges. Trainer: Brianne Lembke