Colt Starting, Horse training and lessons offered.
My name is Yadao, Im 30 years old and have been working with horses and starting colts for most of my life. I come from the californio buckaroo horsemanship side of town and use what is now known as "natural horsemanship" techniques and philosophy to gain a horses trust and build a strong foundation that prepares them for whatever discipline they are meant to go. I am a firm believer in building a horse' trust and confidence in us to always take care of them and so will alter my approach to fit each individual horse and work with him (or her) as he is today, not last summer or last night. I use a combination of gentle techniques: "new", old and older to work with my horses and believe that there are many ways to get a job done and not every technique will suit every horse. As long as the technique has the horse' well being in mind it can be used in a way that is safe and fitting to the horse.
Style: I have my own style, my own special blend of technique and the concepts behind them. A lot of the ideas are my own and a lot were taught to me by horsemen Ive learned from or gleaned from great books, videos and so forth. Some of those ideas are old and some are even older but I doubt any of it is new. I take credit when a horse I work with learns its lessons well and if one fails to do so it is because I have failed it, not Rudy, Barry, Ray, Tom, Bill, Buck, Ed etc., but me.
My specialties are colt starting and working problem horses (most horses problems stem from something in their foundation gone awry), but also do a lot of tuning on broke or started horses and expose any and all to lots of trail miles in the mountains of northern california. Riding outside is good for all horses as it brings about a more relaxed frame of mind and creates a happier horse. Many performance horses would benefit from more time outside the arena environment with their riders.
TRAINING: fee is $500 per month plus $150/month board (BIG horses require higher board fee). Board is paid up front upon delivery of the horse and due monthly on that date.
LESSONS: $25/hour I will work with you and your horse at my place, your home, ranch or stable. A good way if you would like to start ur colt and want somebody around. (2 hr min on the coast)
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