At Penley Horsemanship, we provide a high-quality and individualized training program to fit you and your horse’s needs with all training completed by Jared and Cara Penley. Each horse is allowed to develop at their own speed and we encourage participation from the owner to give the tools necessary for success post-training. In order to ensure your horse leaves with the needed tools for success, a minimum of 90 days of training is required. We offer the following training services:
2 & 3 yr. Olds
Each horse is started with abundant groundwork to mentally prepare them to be backed for the first time. The horse is allowed to progress at their own pace as the approach may be different depending on what the horse responds to. All of the young horses are trained through understanding and not fear. Therefore, you end up with a willing and trusting young horse that will accept pressure and who will excel whether you are out on a trail or performing in an arena.
Similar to colt starting, foundation training starts with groundwork to determine any holes within the horse’s basic understanding of pressure. Training evolves to mastering elementary movements under saddle so horses can be successful leading into their specific discipline. Our program ensures that any missing components are understood and addressed.
Training ranges from introducing horses to gunfire, pattern work, speed work, or a combination thereof. The horse must be broken to walk, trot, lope, and neck rein or additional training will be required prior to the introduction of mounted shooting.
Futurity & Derby Prospects
Selected horses for this program will need to have special qualities that will enable their young minds to accept the rigors of the sport. Each prospect will be evaluated and trained according to their developmental level to ensure life long success in their discipline.
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We want to emphasize that all horses are allowed to develop at their own speed. Some horses progress at a faster rate than others. We will work with you and your horse to determine the right training program for both of you.