We take in very limited numbers of outside horses for training. The owner provides the feed, hoof care, fly spray, etc. The cost for our training program is $1,600. Typically the training period is six to eight weeks, although there is some variation in how long each horse takes to get through the program.
A horse brought here for training will leave well-started, with trail experience, knowing at minimum the entire Fundamentals level of the Downunder Horsemanship Method. We start every horse from the ground up to make sure that there are no "holes" in his training. We encourage our horse owners to come out and watch training sessions as often as possible!
It is important that the horse's feet are ready for work. We cannot train your horse if he is not sound. Please have your horse in regular farrier care before they are brought for training. We are supportive of barefoot horses and will gladly use easy boots if boots are provided. (We also do have a competent barefoot trimmer here.)
We require horse owners bringing a horse to agree to spend a minimum of six hours with your horse and his trainer going what the horse has learned. Some clients choose to spend shorter work sessions spread over several days to go over their horses' training. This type of option is fine, we just want to make sure you know what your horse has learned, so you can communicate well and succeed!
To book your training spot, you must send in your training agreement plus $200 to hold the slot. (This deposit goes towards the $1,600 total.) 50% of your training fee must be paid at the time you drop your horse off. The remaining 50% must be paid at the time of pick-up. Please contact us sooner rather than later to make sure you can get your horse in at a time that works well for you!
We now offer owners of horses that were trained here a $50 discount on three - day clinics if bringing a Foundations and Beyond trained horse to the clinic.