Training a horse which is already broke is offered on a month by month basis, or an hourly basis.
Maybe your horse is only green-broke and needs some miles put on him.
Perhaps your horse has had some time off and you'd like somebody else to take the fresh off him before you start riding him again.
Has your horse developed a bad habit, such as bucking?
Want to get your horse exposed to something new?
$20 per hour
30 days training:
$850 (includes full board)
Training fees are due in full and in advance.
How we can help
Like all athletes, the horse needs regular training to stay at the top of his game. To be great at his job, he needs to practise. It can be hard to find enough hours in the day to give your horse the attention he needs.
Just like people, every horse has some history that has shaped his personality and taught him what he knows, good or bad. A bad habit can be tough to crack, especially if it is one that makes you feel unsafe, such as bucking or rearing. Chase has seen it all over the years, and he will redirect the horse to show him that dangerous behavior no longer gets him out of working.
Chase also helped many horses to approach a new experience such as working cows or roping, and knows the steps that are necessary to make their learning enjoyable, and to give the horse confidence in his new job. Rushing into a new task can frighten a horse, putting his training back and potentially developing a bad habit associated with the very thing he needs to achieve.
Here are some examples of what can be worked on with your horse during further training. We will discuss your needs and your horse before any training begins, so that we can work towards your specific goals.
Testimonial Chase was phenomenal! He is a very quiet hand and knows how to get respect without a lot force and emotion. I am looking forward to working with Chase again and my girls are very excited about their new rope halters that Chase is making - Michele
Tune-ups - your horse may have had time off and needs reminding of his job, or you may have a horse which has done a particular discipline with another rider some years ago. Chase will give your horse some saddle time to get him ready for you to ride and enjoy.
Vices - a bucking, rearing or bolting horse can be re-educated, and his energies refocused more positively.
Trails or obstacles - does your horse have a problem with water? Plastic bags? Some other kind of horse-eating dragon? Chase will show your horse that these things are no problem, and give your horse the confidence to think before he reacts.
Cows - a horse that has never seen cows or worked cows before might be a little nervous. Chase is an old hand at cow work, and will show your horse how to handle himself in the sorting pens. Some of the best cow horses are the ones that were frightened of cows when Chase met them!
Roping - teaching a horse about ropes and dragging is a core element of Chase's training for his own horses. The horse learns how to use his body when roping and dragging, and becomes accustomed to the rope being near him.
Miles - your horse might just need some miles put on him. He will be ridden regularly, with the focus on whatever you would like to do with him.
All horses in training are encouraged to be soft in the face, to develop self-carriage, and to flex both ways. Groundwork may form a large part of your horse's training at this stage, depending on what he needs. It is likely that he will be asked to do other tasks outside of his training goals, such as open and close gates, which all help to produce a solid all around horse.
Is your horse acting out of character?
If your horse has started to behave differently, always check for physiological causes for his actions. Ensure your tack is correctly fitted and is not rubbing or pinching. It is recommended to have your vet check him over in case he is acting out of pain from an abscess, an ulcer, or some other unseen issue. Keep up to date with vaccinations and deworming, and keep a regular schedule with the farrier to make sure his feet are well cared for. If your horse is healthy and sound, but still misbehaving, it is time to talk about training.
Talk to us
If you're not sure what direction to take your horse, talk to us and we can help. Chase can assess your horse and discuss your goals with you to see what would be of most help to both of you. Book an assessment, and we can take it from there.