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"Diversity in training provides for versatility in showing."

 All horses need a solid foundation, from the ground work, to being saddled and ridden.  This is key to having a safe, solid, and supple horse.  This is not the typical show horse barn, where horses are trained for a specific discipline, without first building a solid foundation.  Performance horses need to be as mentally strong as they are physically strong.  Horses need to be desensitized and have a good handle.  This allows them to focus on their job and not be distracted by the show environment.  Having a good handle on a horse allows us to help them in new situations which may be stressful, and helps them to be able to compete in a variety of disciplines.

Whether your horse needs to be started under saddle, needs some gaps in his training filled in, or just needs some finishing work, the monthly training program can help you.  Areas addressed include ground manners, despooking, flexion, collection, transitions, specific maneuvers and/or problems, starting on cattle/bison, and preparation for showing. 

Interested in doing more than one event with their horse?  We can prepare you and your horse for ranch horse versatility competitions, including ranch cutting, ranch reining, ranch trail, working ranch horse, ranch riding, and roping.  Being competitive in the versatility classes is not just about having a well trained horse, but also knowing how to approach each event to maximize your score.

Working cow horse, working ranch horse, and stock horse classes are all very similar, combining reining, boxing, fence work, and circling or roping the cow.  Developing from the 18th century Vaquero tradition, modern competitions require a fast, well-trained horse that can control a cow and perform a reining pattern.  The horsemanship skills and training required in this competition reflect what a working cowboy might have to do to care for, brand, or otherwise handle a cow on a cattle ranch.

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Charles & Michele Pellham
Cornerstone Horsemanship
540-292-5213

 

"The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone." Psalm 118:22

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