American Horse Company, LLC

American Horse Company, LLC We specialize in bridging the gap between horses and horsemen through education and respect. From starting colts to mending relationships with your horse and everything in between, we have the knowledge and tools to help any partnership.

We are BEYOND excited to announce that Sarge has found his forever home. This horse will always hold a special place in ...
04/20/2020

We are BEYOND excited to announce that Sarge has found his forever home. This horse will always hold a special place in my heart because he was one of the horses I took to Clinton Anderson’s ranch to become a Method Ambassador.
I can’t wait to see what Sarge does in the future! Congratulations!





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Congratulations to the newest student of The Total Horse Makeover!  Who doesn’t love a stunning Buckskin coming to us fr...
04/20/2020

Congratulations to the newest student of The Total Horse Makeover! Who doesn’t love a stunning Buckskin coming to us from Indiana! We are a little over a month away from our students arriving and we couldn’t be more excited.
We can’t wait to show everyone Smoke’s progress!

04/18/2020

There’s a whole lot of firsts in this video!
The Method can take a young colt full of attitude and turn him into an old soul. This horse used to run around on the ground and under saddle with his head up like he was King Tut. Now, he’s become a great and reliable partner. Because he knows all of the Fundamentals, it gives his owner, Laila, the confidence to know she has absolute control over this horse. I’m excited to see what the future holds for them.





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04/16/2020

Mecate reins are great for those who love to trail ride. It’s like having a set of reins, headstall, and halter all built into one. I like to use them to help me get the “fresh” off my horse as well if I come across an object I don’t want to jump (fallen tree, creek, obstruction) I can send my horse over it with me safely on the ground.





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04/15/2020

Always be aware of creating a magnet for your horse. Now I know we’ve talked about getting your horse wanting to spend more time in the trailer, but we don’t want them sprinting back home from a trail ride in order to get into that trailer. We have to balance the wanting to be in the trailer with having to do push ups and sit ups outside of the trailer. If you feel like your horse is wanting to go back to the trailer spend 10 minutes moving his feet near the trailer. If you feel like your horse doesn’t want to go back to the trailer, then only spend 5 minutes moving his feet near the trailer. By doing this, you will have a horse that wants to spend more time with you and dread the trail ride being over.

04/14/2020

Post and circle is one of my favorite riding exercises because it’s a great steering exercise and teaches your horse how to ride in a straight line without anticipating whether to go left or right. This is Steele’s first day doing this exercise. There is a lot that I liked and there is a lot that we still need to work on. This is an intermediate exercise that you can find on the app.

Happy Easter my friends. Hope everyone is having a safe and happy Easter. He has Risen!•••••#easter #happyeaster #heisri...
04/12/2020

Happy Easter my friends. Hope everyone is having a safe and happy Easter. He has Risen!





#easter #happyeaster #heisrisen #heisrisenindeed🙏 #john316 #mark16

04/08/2020

Make sure to check out my stories for the remaining videos. This was a couple days ago after a surprise snowstorm left me with trying to figure out how I was going to get my training done.

If you really want to work your horse, you will figure it out. Make sure to always have plans A, B, and C so there are no excuses. Stay safe out there!

We are BEYOND excited to announce our first student in our summer Total Horse Makeover program! Kitty is coming to us fr...
04/03/2020

We are BEYOND excited to announce our first student in our summer Total Horse Makeover program! Kitty is coming to us from Indiana and is in need of a serious tune up. In her owner’s words, “we are sending you a brat.” Well we can’t wait to turn Kitty into the partner of your dreams!
Space is limited and training begins June 1st. If you are interested in our Total Horse Makeover, please dm me!





#applythemethod #themethod #fundamentals #downunderhorsemanship #horsetrainer #horsetraining #naturalhorsemanship #totalhorsemakeover #painthorse #horsesofinsta

04/01/2020

The cruising lesson is one of those lessons that isn’t just good for the horse but great for the rider as well.
When the rider gives up control of the steering wheel, it forces them to relax and to flow with the horses movement. Too often we become rigid when riding (especially during cantering) and start to lean in the direction we THINK the horse is going to go. When you lean, you apply pressure on the side you are leaning and and generally your horse will move away from that pressure, picking the opposite direction.

03/31/2020

Does your horse have a case of the Mondays or are you getting him out of pasture and riding him for the first time for a while?
Rollbacks are one of my favorite ways to get my horse paying attention to me. You’d be surprised what you can get accomplished in just 10 minutes with this exercise.

03/30/2020

The one rein stops is the most important lesson you could possibly teach your horse.
I like to compare it to owning a Ferrari. No matter how great it handles, accelerates, or even how responsive it is to your every command, if you can’t stop the darn thing, it is worthless. The only way to teach your horse the one rein stop is through repetition.

03/27/2020

Never pass up an opportunity to train your horse. Even while you’re resting/allowing your horse to catch their breath, take that opportunity to rub on them and get them used to hanging all over them. This will get your horse thinking that their rider is “drunk” and when they feel you move around on the saddle, they are less likely to spook.

03/25/2020

Never underestimate the power of magnets when you’re riding your horse. Especially when riding in an arena, pay particular attention to the parts of the arena your horse wants to be. Just as important, pay attention to the parts of the arena they don’t want to be or the areas they are avoiding.

Use this knowledge to your advantage and rest them in the areas they are avoiding or a little scared of.

Within a short period of time, you’ll notice your horses’ magnets start to fade away.





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03/23/2020

With winter winding down and spring coming, many of you are planning on getting back on your horse. Keep in mind, your horse probably isn’t the same horse you put away at the beginning of winter.
Give yourself plenty of time and do plenty of groundwork before you ride. Remember, horses don’t buck us off without giving us some type of advanced warning, you just have to pay attention to what he is trying to tell you.





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03/22/2020

Something a little different today. You can still make amazing memories, you just have to get creative! Dinner in the barn last night!





#happybirthday #barnfun #dinnerinthebarn #covid_19 #steakdinner

03/21/2020

No excuses! Even when the weather is not favorable, and as long as it is safe, work your horse!

03/19/2020

This exercise is called stirrup driving. I like to call it the “please buck me off exercise.” Reason being is because if your horse isn’t ready to ride or being over reactive, those signs will generally present themselves during this exercise.
If my horse is going to try and buck me off, I would rather still be on the ground rather than on top of him.





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03/17/2020

Meet Steele!!!

Not every horse that goes through The Total Horse Makeover has a bucking, biting, or tearing problem. Many of the horses we train come to us because the owners want us to bring out the best in them. Steele is a great example of that.

Follow along as we train Steele and as we try and find him not just a good home but a perfect home. If you know anyone that needs a great partner, please contact me!

03/16/2020

Shiana is such a champ! This is a great exercise to help build your horses ‘s confidence and keeps them using the thinking side of their brain.

03/16/2020

Look at Shiana go over the obstacles in the mud! It didn’t even face her! Such a proud moment.

03/16/2020

My favorite part of graduation (after demoing everything the horse can do) is the first ride that the student and owner do. Shiana was so happy to see her owner, their relationship will only get better with practice.

03/16/2020

Shiana’ graduation was a couple weeks ago and we can finally share with you some video of how the day went! It rained most of the day but it was still an amazing day! Stay tuned today for video of Shiana and her owner!

02/20/2020

Ike is doing so great. He isn’t even that tired in this video, we had only done groundwork. The Method works!





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02/17/2020

Happy Monday!

Before Shiana came into my program she was really dangerous to get into the trailer. I knew we had a long drive to Texas so I wanted her to be as comfortable as possible with the trailer. Now, she doesn’t have a single issue trailering.





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02/15/2020

We made it safe and sound to Stephenville Texas!

We have been preparing for this trip making sure the horses are comfortable and use to the trailer. Due to all of the preparation for this day, both Ike and Shiana traveled beautifully.





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02/11/2020

“City slicker training” is an essential part of your horse’s training. I only do this for about five minutes a day and in about a week or two the horse begins to ignore me climbing on him, standing on him, and hanging all over him. Because it’s at the end of our training session he’s more likely to want to stand still and eventually it becomes apart of his routine.





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Remember Clinton is only doing 4 tours this year and he has already finished one! If you have a horse you want to apply ...
02/09/2020

Remember Clinton is only doing 4 tours this year and he has already finished one! If you have a horse you want to apply for the Vegas tour, now is your chance!

Last Chance to Apply: Training Demo Horses Needed for our Las Vegas, NV Walkabout Tour

We’re on the hunt for horses for Clinton and his clinicians to work with during training demos at the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center, March 7 & 8.

Training Demos:
☑️Colt Starting
☑️Spooky Horse
☑️Problem Trailer Loading
☑️Cantering With Confidence

Learn more and submit an application for your horse ➡️ https://downunderhorsemanship.com/events/walkabout-tour/demo-horse/ #ApplyTheMethod

02/09/2020

Here’s to hoping everyone’s Sunday is as slow as...





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02/07/2020

I know I posted a video similar to this one earlier, but I wanted you to see a slightly different version.
I will generally keep my horse from my dog at the beginning of the training session but once they are tired and craving of rest, I will bring my horse as close to my barking dog as he will let me. I accomplish two things here 1. The horse gets rest 2. I desensitize the horse to a barking dog.





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02/06/2020

The fundamental exercises aren’t just meant to be done in an arena. They can also be used in “the real world”. In this video, I am using a barbed wire fence, a set of trees, and some alpacas/goats to help me with the follow the fence exercise.
Use your environment to help benefit your training. Don’t be focused on what you don’t have, focus on what you do have!





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02/05/2020

After a nice long training session one of my favorite cool down exercises is Yield to the stop. It helps keep your horse’s attention on you, works on getting your horse soft and supple, and helps your horse practice disengaging their hindquarters.





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02/04/2020

Don’t be in a hurry to tie your horse up to a fence. Fences can make your horse feel claustrophobic and can put you and them in a dangerous situation.





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02/03/2020

Happy Monday!

Always be aware that your horse is going to act different when you take them out of the arena and onto the trail.
Keep in mind your horse is going to become distracted which means he will forget you are on his back so keep your one rein stops short. This helps keep your horse’s attention on you and not their surroundings.

By the way, this is the horse that broke in half when I first put the saddle on. The Method works!!!





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01/31/2020

Obviously day 4 into The Total Horse Makeover is long behind us but I was going back and forth as to whether or not to post this. The horse wouldn’t buck on camera (of course) but I decided that it was ultimately better to post and discuss so people are aware that this can happen.
After Shiana realized that there is nothing scary about the saddle and the back cinch is not a big deal, she has not bucked once and I have ridden her several times. She rides beautifully and has really come a long way. Watch my stories to see more about this.




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We are in week 3 of our winter Total Horse Makeover class and the transformations are incredible! Our next class begins ...
01/29/2020

We are in week 3 of our winter Total Horse Makeover class and the transformations are incredible!

Our next class begins June 1, 2020!

The Total Horse Makeover is a 6-8 week training program that focuses on putting a solid foundation on horses. This program is for ANY horse; from those that have severe behavioral issues to those that just need to get worked or possibly a tune up. If you are at all interested, send me a message or visit my site for more details (link in bio). Spots are limited.





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01/28/2020

For those that don’t know, my training facility is in Colorado. Training in cold weather is no joke but it has to be done!

Have you ever tried cooling blankets? I highly recommend these to quickly dry off your horse so you don’t have to worry about them getting chilled.






#horsetraining #horsetrainer #themethod #methodambassador #painthorse #painthorsemare #coolingblankets #horsesofinstagram #horsesofinsta #horsetrainerlife

01/24/2020

2020 Goals!

I have a lot of serious goals for 2020 but this is a fun one I want to share! What is everyone’s goals for 2020?!

Wish me luck!






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01/23/2020

Turn any and every opportunity into a training opportunity; this includes tacking!





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“A foundation isn’t just anything, it’s everything.” Don Dodge

Our goal at American Horse Company is to produce safe and confident riders through our concentrated training programs. We believe that a solid foundation for a horse is the key element for having a respectful, obedient, and willing partner. Horsemanship is a journey and the first steps are always the most important. Our core purpose is to create a solid foundation by offering several different levels of services. From private lessons, group clinics, to The Total Horse Makeover, we have the tools, the knowledge, and the experience. Call us to help you start your journey today.

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