Problem Horses

Brass Ring Sun Farms accepts horses with histories of problematic or dangerous behavior for retraining. 

To understand what you will be getting with your problem horses you have to understand a bit of my training philosophy.  A horse does not have the capacity to be stubborn or spiteful.  Instead, most horse misbehavior comes from anxiety, confusion or pain.  Horses manifest their anxiety in a variety of ways and, like humans, have different learning styles.  I focus on understanding their behaviors and creating a space for them to learn without being fearful. I acknowledge when they are worried and we need to take a breath to review previous lessons that they are confident about.  

My program is the right fit for the owner who is not looking for a 30 day wonder, but would like to create a solid and well trained horse that they can enjoy a long-term successful partnership with.  I focus on finding the root of the behavioral problem, rather than trying to create a quick fix that falls apart once the horse is back home.

If I suspect that pain is at the root of your horse's problem, I have an excellent vet, chiropractor, massage therapist and farrier ready to jump in and work together to resolve the issue.  If your horse has permanent physical impairments, I will review them with you in light of your goals as a rider early in the process.  

A troubled horse will get a fresh start with us. By working from the beginning, we are able to find the missing pieces and help the horse find answers that make him into a safe riding partner.