At Horses With Hope, our mantra is “there’s a purpose for every horse.” We emphasize rehabilitating a horse not only physically, but mentally, and offer a careful assessment of every horse that arrives at the rescue. Our training approach is multi-faceted, and focuses on a multi-disciplinary method to create a willing, responsive, and versatile mount.
We explore lots of different disciplines with our horses to determine both what they enjoy, and what they may be best suited for. The versatility of our training keeps it interesting, including ringwork, obstacles, outrides on our trails, trips off property to parks and events, and round pen and ground work. Through safe, fun exercises we strive to create willing partners with the foundation to be enjoyable, successful horses in whatever they do. Once the work under saddle begins, each horse is built from the ground up, working toward self-carriage. We avoid mechanical training tools, and instead focus on relaxation, tempo, balance, straightness, suppleness, and connection with the rider. A solid foundation in the basics results in a horse that is responsive to seat, weight, and leg aids, soft to the hand, and quiet under saddle.