Training for Horses and Their Handlers
What are you doing with your horse this year?
Horse Basics is a service I provide to help to define and achieve your goals, whether it is learning more about training and horse care or just learning more about yourself and your horse. 

Located near Orton, Ontario, I work with many different breeds and disciplines, with a keen interest in classical horsemanship, recreational trail, Extreme Cowboy racing, handling and behaviour. I've been helping people enjoy their horses since 1983.

I hold my Theory of Coaching Levels 1 (1985) & 2 (2001) from the National Coaching Certification Program and Western Rider 1 (2008) and 2 (2013) from Equine Canada under the mentorship of Pat Carter. 

Here at Sweet Grass Farm, we have bred our own Paints, with our broodmare SR Hot Lady of D Nite earning 2013 Overall High Point Halter horse with the Ontario Pinto Horse Association. Her yearling son, Sweet Scotch Man (Spike), went Reserve, showing against all older horses. They have both earned their ROE in Pinto Halter. Sweet Grass Nemo, by Scotch Bay Time out of Sweet Grass Tatti, has just started competing in Extreme Cowboy this year at 6 while Tatti's older son, Sweet Grass Jake, by My Painted Black Jack and  now 10 years old, earned Ontario Extreme Cowboy High Point Green Horse in 2017 and we're now exploring cattle work.

Horse Basics Programs

Horse Basics instruction is available on an individual basis in our new, bright 70 x 140 indoor arena or our 100' x 200' grass ring.  Lessons can be private or semi-private if you want to work with a friend. 

The Goals Group will run again in the winter, helping people to define and reach their goals since 2011. Contact me if you are interested in making the most of your time with your horse. I can help you to define your goals and figure out a way to make them happen.

As always, I’m available to help give your foals or green horses a good start with the Horse Basics Kindergarten (basic social skills and manners), Junior Public School (preparation for backing) and Senior Public School (walk/trot under saddle) programs. I’m also available to consult regarding management and husbandry, from basic horse care to facility design to foaling and to do some troubleshooting, filling in the gaps that may be hindering your progress.   

What can I offer you and your horse for 2022? 
Private or semi-private lessons, or group sessions.
Insured, professional and ready to help you enjoy your horse.
Let this be the year you achieve your dreams!
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or call 519-855-1127
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Make Your Dreams Your Goals