I will upload a pic or two tonight when I get off work. Amazing as in the horses weren’tacked up in tons of training equipment. They weren’t peanut pushing. They were more forward than the typical nose to the ground shuffle. They looked great! They barn girls were really nice which sets the tone of a barn many a time. God I was such a mean girl at that age! My friends and. Were super into our own little group aka click. I’m embarrassed that I ever behaved like that.
The facilities were nice and very family orientated. They do 4H and breed shows such as AQHA and APHA plus NRHA and NCHA. The cutting trainer is an older gent who really knows his stuff. He is over 60yrs old and still riding and training. They brought the cows down for a cutting lesson which was interesting. As an former English rider I had never seen cutting or even been around cattle. It was fun! I left feeling like I finally found my place. I have been searching for a good western pleasure barn that was family friendly and not full of stuck up snobs. The tone of the barn matters to me as I’m riding to relax and want to feel welcomed upon arrival.
Rhonda also does English, trail, showmanship, and much more. She is into stock horses and that’s what she seems to prefer. I think she likes paints a lot and has done well showing both APHA and AQHA. Western pleasure is something I ENJOY. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea but like I said in my first post. No need to bash. I don’t bash speed events, dressage, saddleseat, jumping, etc. Nor do I bash other breeds. I have only owned non stock horse breeds so this is new to me. It has been my dream since I was a teen to get into western pleasure with stock horse breeds. I feel so happy to be living MY DREAM. I hope to eventually lease horse in a year and eventually get a horse of my own again. This time I will buy a AQHA or APHA gelding.
I would love to hear from others on their awesome western pleasure trainers and where they are located. I found my instructor after extensive online research.