2 Year old / Colt starting
With the great breeding lines we have today in the reining industry there is no doubt that the basic breaking stage is crucial to building the right foundation for these high level of competition.
Accuracy and an enormous amount of patience are required to form a good solid base. Starting a young horse will include ground work, teaching him how to respond to the bit and soften, neck reining, driving easily and freely, building a quick and relaxed response towards our hands and legs. Once the basic foundation is built I will start teaching the colt the beginning reining elements.
To demonstrate my solid colt starting program I have followed a 2yr old under my training, filming her progress every 2 months starting from her 10th ride. You can see how my program is creating this wonderful, happy talented 2yr old, maximizing her potential every step of the way: Click here to switch to 'Steppin Up Haidas' page
3 Year old / Futurity prospect
Assuming that your 3 yr old horse has the correct foundation in their 2 yr old year of training - now is the time to connect all of the parts.
During the 3yr old year we focus on creating a higher level of performance, "leveling up" their skills on every maneuver and introducing them to the show pen. Our goal is teaching them to calmly perform in a new place under the pressure of a competitive environment.
This is what will produce a solid, finished futurity horse.
4-6 Year old / Derby prospect
This is your horses' prime time both physically and mentally. We can finally fine tune their abilitys to achieve peak performance , going for that extra mile in the show pen. I will bring your horse to their full potential and top performance skills.
Finished reining horses
Any rider with some experience knows that horses can get sour and develop some
resistance without proper continued training and guidance.
I will evaluate your horse and customize a suitable training program designed specifically for your horse’s individual needs.
This will keep them in their best possible shape both mentally and physically. A happy, well maintained horse with a positive attitude in the show pen will continue to be a contender for many years.