We believe proper training is an essential part of good and responsible horse ownership. As professional Horse Trainers in the Reno, Nevada area since 2016, we offer gentling, colt starting, first rides, restarting horses that have been sitting, restarting feedlot rescues, tune ups, and more. All our horse training services are designed to give you and your horse the individual attention and skills needed to create a successful partnership.
We offer evaluations free of charge. We will come to your place to meet you and your horse and get to know you better, discuss your goals and struggles, and come up with a plan. We may also work with you and your horse to demonstrate how we would go about addressing the concerns that have you seeking a trainer. This works like a mini lesson and helps to ensure we are a good fit for you and your horse and that we are the right trainer for you. Because our program focuses so heavily on relationship, we feel this is a valuable service for both our potential clients as well as ourselves. Typically we allow 1-3 hours for the evaluation.
FULL CARE HORSE TRAINING
$675 per month
Training consists of 4-5 sessions per week of education, typically 1-3 hours per session. We will be building the tools and skills to create a confident, willing partner utilizing gentle and effective methods. Some of the basic skills we teach include hoof handling, ground driving, tying, trailer loading, lining up to a mounting block and more. This also includes lessons for you with your horse to ensure you are successful when you take your horse home. Dan is an experienced barefoot hoof trimmer and can trim your horse while they are in training. The cost for this is $50. If the horse is brought into training with an issue having their feet handled (never been trimmed, doesn't stand for the farrier, etc) we will work with them to improve that skill until the point Dan can trim the horse. The first trim will be included in the training fee and any additional trims are $50.
Horses are kept in our custom-built mare motels with approximately 24x24 foot corrals and high-quality mix hay fed twice per day. Fresh water and salt blocks are always available. Pens are cleaned typically everyday, but no less than every 3 days. Turnout is provided on off days and more frequently if possible. We have 3 rounds pens of varying sizes - from 45 foot to 70 foot, an 80x80 foot fenced arena, and an approximately 80x150 groomed unfenced arena with multiple obstacles including a suspension bridge and teeter-totter. We also have miles of trails on public lands as well as a private greenbelt and access to cattle right off the property.
UNHANDLED HORSE GENTLING AND TRAINING
$675 per month
Unhandled horses 7 years old or older will require a commitment of at least 6 months at $750 per month.
Since 2016, we have gentled scores of mustangs and have developed a very successful program. Our facilities were designed with wild horses in mind and are approved by all agencies. All amenities listed above for full-care training are provided for our unhandled horses as well.
We have relationships with the BLM wild horse and burro program, the US Forest Service (Devil's Garden wild horses), and Wild Horse Connection who manage the wild horses on the Virginia Range.
We can help you select your horse and then gentle and train it as far as you would like, whether just ground work and basic handling or ready to hit the trails under saddle.
$100 per session (1-3 hours)
These are great for those who are doing well overall but may need support to overcome a specific issue such as trailer loading, bridling, standing still for mounting, confidence building etc. We will work with you to discuss your goals and struggles and address them during your lesson. We do not offer lessons by the hour as we believe the learning should dictate the timeline, therefore we offer blocks of 1-3 hours for each lesson.
We want to ensure that you and your horse get the most out of our time together.
In order to provide the best service possible to our full-care training clients, we are available on a very limited basis for off-site lessons with you and your horse. We are able to accommodate lessons on-site more frequently. Additionally, lessons for all clients with horses in full-care training are included free of charge.
NEW HORSE SELECTION ASSISTANCE
(+ fuel surcharge for facilities other than LBL Equine Rescue, Litchfield & Palomino Valley BLM, and Wild Horse Connection)
Ready to pick out a wild horse of your very own? Got your eye on a horse at a local rescue but not sure what to look for to know it's a good fit? We can help! We will accompany you to your chosen facility and share our knowledge and experience in choosing your new partner!
This service includes up to 3 visits to look at the horses.
Please note that for all facilities you will need to make an appointment to view the animals.
$1.00 per mile ($50 minimum)
We are available for transportation utilizing our 3 horse slant load trailer. It is also an approved design for all mustang adoption and rescue agencies. We have extensive experience hauling and making it a safe and low-stress experience for your horse