Looking for someone to train your horse, or give you or your children riding lessons? Well look no further! Located in a small town 20 minutes south of Maryville Missouri, we are a small, but thriving establishment.We've been training horses, unprofessional, for the past 7 years but have been riding for a little over 12 years.We do it all, colt starting, horse training, touch up on already trained horses, lessons, and can provide help in choosing the horse right for you.
Here at Windfall Ranch, we use training techniques that we have learned through our years of riding, as well as Clinton Anderson methods; adjusting our approach to each horse's individual needs. We specialize in Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Gymkhana, Rodeo, Jumping, Trail riding, and Bridle less riding, and have experience in starting Reining, Cutting, and Pleasure horses. Training from the ground up starts at $400 per month per horse, so long as you provide hay, and $20 per ride for touch-up work. Note: Touch up rides are for horses that are broke and just need miles put on them, when we train we start from the ground up!
We do touch ups on all horses, no matter the discipline. When training horses we start with their groundwork, without a good foundation you can't expect to have a good horse, we work on desensitizing as well as evenly sensitizing so get a soft, supple, responsive, and respectful horse. Once the groundwork is complete we prepare them for a saddle, back them a few times, take their first couples rides in the roundpen before taking them out on the trail. We work on lowering their head, rating their gaits, get them crossing water and bridges, gaining their confidence around "scary" things (traffic, tarps, etc.) and finishing them for trail or patterning them for events. Trainer: Jessica Rodgers