your horse have any of these problems:
Kicking or Biting?
manners and general lack of respect like
running over you, or pushing you around and
Is your horse barn sour or refuses to leave other horses?
Will your horse run away with you for no reason?
Does your horse balk and refuse to go forward,
stop, turn or go where you want?
Is your horse stiff or heavy and hard in the mouth?
Is your horse
out of control or you have no control at all?
Lynn Decker help you
before you or your horse gets hurt!
Horse Training Resume and Clinics I have attended.
study the methods and techniques of many different horsemen and
women and select what it is about each of their programs that makes
the most sense to me. Some of these Natural Horsemanship trainers
include: Richard Winters, Julie Goodnight, Chris Cox, Ray Hunt,
Tom Curtin, Buck Brannaman, and the legendary Jack Brainard.
2014 - 2 Day Advancing Horsemanship with Obstacles.
Overall refinement of advanced maneuvers..
2014 - Six Principles of Horsemanship
More refinement of the Lead Change and control of the individual
parts of the horse.
2012 - 4 Day Mastering the Flying Lead Change Clinic-
If you don't know how to do a flying lead change, you don't know
JACK!! I am honored to get to work with Mr. Jack. He is the master
of Western Dressage and The Flying Lead Change. I have attended
two 4 day Advanced Horsemanship Clinics with Jack to refine my communication
skills with the horse. During the clinic we worked on the foundation
of the piaffe, spins and Spanish walk. We practiced the refinement
of haunches in/out, shoulder in/out, rollbacks and quiet collected
transitions as well as the flying lead change.
2009 - 3 Day Colt Starting Clinic, and a 3 day Horsemanship Clinic.
I learned how to start a colt in a group setting and continue his
training in horsemanship.
2009 - 3 Day Roping Clinic.
Tom taught me to be a better horseman and to have more patience
when asking a horse to do a task. I went from never touching a lariat,
to roping a cow on the third day.
2010, 2011, 2012 - 2 Day Horsemanship Clinics
In these clinics, I learned the mechanics of the horses movement.
Feel and timing, and the importance of the footfall. Something I
highly emphasis and now teach in my own clinics.
2007- 3 Day Clinic - Basic Respect and Control on the ground
and under Saddle.
In this clinic I learned step- by-step techniques and the foundation
of my training success.
2008 - 2 Week Colt Starting Clinic
I learned how to properly and safely start a colt using pressure
and release techniques. I also learned how to use sensitizing and
desensitizing exercises to get a horse to use the thinking side
of his brain, and to follow you confidently as his leader..
2008-Extreme Mustang Makeover
One of my strongest and most influential teachers has been the American
Mustang. I participated in the Extreme Mustang Makeover in
Fort Worth, TX. This competition tests the horsemanship skills of
trainers from all across the country, who take a wild American Mustang
from untouched, to competing in hand and under saddle in just 90
days. One of the Mustangs I have worked with is pictured to the
see more about Jimbo, please see this page: American
I am also certified in the Trainer Incentive Program (TIP) for the
Mustang Heritage Foundation and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
For more information on American Mustang TIP trainers please go
Horse Training Philosophy
studying with and learning from many great Natural Horsemanship
masters, such as Richard Winters, Jack Brainard, Chris Cox and Tom
Curtin and practicing NH in the training of many horses for several
years, I have honed a training philosophy that is simple: horse
handling and riding should be fun and safe, and horse training should
be gentle and loving, but not without rules and boundaries. For
more information about these trainers' methods, see Horse
trainers I've learned from and their training techniques
For testimonials from our clients, please see our Horse
Training Review page.
Dream Weaver Farms, we help clients and their horses who live all
of the United States, including: Washington DC, Burkesville, KY,
Ripley & Flat Top, WV, Nashville, TN, Raleigh and Rocky Mt,
NC, and Spotsylvania, Bumpass, Blacksburg, Pembroke, Elliston, Max
Meadows, Virginia Beach, Roanoke, Newport, Riner, New Castle, Covesville,
Fairlawn, Galax and Elk Creek, VA, plus many more areas both near
Horse Training Solutions
and Problem Solving:
enjoy the challenge of creating a safe, obedient horse that will
go where you point him, maintain the gait and speed you ask for,
will not become fixated on other horses and respond promptly when
you give him a cue.
Keep in mind that some horses move along much quicker than others.
I like to teach them several ground work exercises first, to help
build trust and develop a bond that will help when riding. I work
a lot on flexing and giving to halter pressure and then the bit.
Under saddle I work on speed control, changes of direction, listening
to my leg and seat, and then I move the horse out on the trail.
This again all depends on the progress of the horse. Because of
that, I would definitely recommend at least 2 months for a solid
foundation. By the third month, I am usually getting very consistent
and positive results, changes of direction, listening to my leg
seat, and then I move the horse out on the trail. This again all
depends on the progress of the horse.
As soon as I have basic control of a horse, I begin working on different
obstacles and spooky objects that might be seen on an average trail
ride. My obstacles are: creek and bridge crossings, going into the
pond, log crossing, opening gates, riding on steep terrains, wildlife
exposure, wooded and brushy trails, dog exposure, traffic/tractor/ATV
exposure, loping in open fields and flapping objects. I can also
trailer a horse to nearby trails at your request.
Some people call training a young horse to ride "horse breaking"
but I like to call it "Colt Starting." When I start a
colt, I treat each one as if he is my own. Every horse has his or
her own personality and disposition, so I use a different approach
for each individual. You can be sure that your horse will be given
a solid foundation, both on the ground and under saddle, that will
carry through in his training for years to come, no matter what
Every horse is different, and they all learn at a different pace.
I use Natural Horsemanship techniques and exercises of pressure
and release when starting a colt, and I can teach them to you so
that you can continue training with your horse when you get him
home. This gives him structure and ensures he is a quiet, respectable
horse that will take you where you want to go. Whether you are taking
him in the show ring or down your favorite trail, he will be ready
for the challenge.
for Tune-ups, Problem Solving
you are interested in having your
and Colt Starting:
$675.00 per month, or $200.00 per week and Full Board is included.
Full payment is due at the beginning of each month/week.
$175.00 deposit is required to hold next available monthly training
NOTE: We do not have facilities for Stallions.
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Training Methods that Lynn Decker Uses
trainers Lynn Decker has learned from
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