Horse Development

No force. No fear. Just natural communication and understanding. A good start isn’t something, it’s everything.

A language of communication is developed, and the horse learns to trust, understand and accept the rider without force. The horse is handled in such a way that makes sense to him mentally, emotionally and physically, preparing to make the first saddling and riding experiences as positive as possible.

Emphasis is placed on re-integrating the horse and owner for a lasting partnership of mutual respect and clear understanding. The broader and stronger the foundation is, the more options available to the owner and more willing and capable of their new partner can be.

Glenn rides between 30-60 client horses each year and was awarded the title of Parelli Horse Specialist at the annual Global Instructors conference in Florida, USA. In order to receive this accreditation, the requirement is to have a minimum rating in eleven different areas including Young Horses, Starting Under Saddle, Challenging horses, Foundation Training, Instructing, Horsemanship, Reining and Cow Working.

Glenn is also a farrier – having completed the Olds College Farrier Program.

The Horse Ranch is pleased to announce we are extending the Young Horse Development and Foundation Training schedule for our clients from just the winter months to year-round.  For dates and locations check our calendar or contact us if you don’t see something in your area – let’s chat and we can look at setting something up.

We accept bookings for the following:

Foals & Weanlings – Imprinting

For horses not yet old enough to start under saddle. A lot can be done with imprinting, ground handling, trailer loading and manners while building the bond between horse and human.

Foundation Training

This is designed to take a horse from its first rides right up through Stages 1-8 or as high as the client would like to go. Ideal for those who would like more of a foundation put on their horse rather than just the first few rides.

Challenging Horses

A challenging horse is relevant to the individual handling the horse. To Glenn; a challenging horse has extreme tendencies and difficulty handling situations that otherwise would be basically non-issues to other horses.

Let’s start the conversation.