Training

We offer a full array of training programs, from colt starting and tune-ups, to teaching new skills or disciplines. Most of our training contracts are full board and start at $950 a month.

Starting

Starting a horse begins with patient and detailed ground work. This creates a connection and a good experience for the horse while strengthening its muscles, teaching transitions of gaits, getting them to work off the hind end and self carriage. Relaxation and trust are key factors in the training process. Our style is not to intimidate or force the horse into anything before it is ready. The goal is for the horse to understand mentally what is being asked and to work within its ability toward its full potential. Without relaxation none of this is possible; stress and aggression are counter-productive to the training process. As the horse moves through the training program, it will begin to show quicker responses to cues and correct self-carriage.

Tune-Ups

If your horse has been enjoying some time off but you want to get back into the saddle, a tune-up program is the way to go. Tailored to your horse’s condition and your desired goals, tune-ups are a great way to get back in the saddle after some time off.

Finding the Gaps

Even the most well-trained horse can have gaps in their understanding of what is being asked. Those gaps can limit performance or be hazardous to a rider. It’s important for the owner to be involved in this program as well as the horse. Some trainers call this type of a horse a “problem” horse. We don’t approach them with that confrontational mindset.

Discipline-Specific

Lucky 12 is a multi-disciplinary facility. We can get your horse running barrels, jumping fences, working ranch patterns, or performing advanced level dressage. The only disciplines we do not train or teach are Western Pleasure and Saddleseat.

Customization and Flexibility

We will be happy to work with you to formulate a custom plan that works for you and your horse. The training program will be adjusted throughout the process based on the needs and ability of each individual horse and owner.  One size does not fit all.

Add-ons Available

  • Progress videos
  • Off-site training experiences (xc schooling, trail rides, etc.)
  • Showing

 

Contact us to discuss your needs.