Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Joe Midgley Horsemanship

Joe Midgley Horsemanship

“Joe thinks of each horse as an individual…”

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Specializing in young and problem horses, Joe trains through an understanding of both the physical and psychological characteristics of the horse. Joe also produces show horses, specializing in western all around, and reining horses, dressage and show horses. Joe thinks of each horse as an individual, and so there is no set program or order of training. Each horse will be given a training program tailored to their specific requirements. Whether it is a show horse, young horse, or problem horse that you have for us to work with, we pride ourselves on producing a responsive and confident partner for you to progress with through your horsemanship journey….
·       Horses taken for training
·       Individual lessons at Joe Midgley Horsemanship
·       Individual lessons at your yard  
·       Shared lessons
·       Demonstrations/Clinics/Talks

Young Horses: Joe starts young horses, he doesn’t 'break' them... Every horse will learn at a different rate, but we pride ourselves on sending home a consistently skilled horse every time.

Horses taken for starting will cover:
·        Foundation groundwork
·        Feet handling
·        Confidence in tacking up
·        Mounting from the ground/wall/block
·        Understanding a contact
·        Walk/trot/canter on a contact and a loose rein
·        Moving forward responsively, not reactively
·        The sidepass and leg yield
·        Riding out

Problem horses: Joe has trained to work with a variety of different problem horses both on the ground and under saddle. We can help with the following and more…
·        Bucking
·        Rearing
·        Bolting
·        Disrespectful/barging
·        Threatening/aggressive behavior – kicking/biting, etc.
·        Loading
·        Catching
·        Failed starters
·        Leading
·        The list goes on and on...

Advancement: If you ever feel like you have hit a wall with your training and don’t feel to be progressing. Joe successfully works with a number of horses within different disciplines with an emphasis on softness and body control.

Horsemanship is universal, and not restricted to a specific discipline. Joe can most often be seen working on the progression of…
·        Dressage Horses
·        Show Horses (in hand and ridden)
·        Western Horses (Predominantly Reining, Pleasure and Trail)
·        Roping Horses
·        Working Ranch Horses

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