About the Training Program
From Katelyn Carter :
At Free Rein Ranch we are dedicated to a holistic view of the horse, maximizing performance and trainability. This means we value feed, herd dynamics, correct conditioning, chiropractic care, massage work, acupuncture, homeopathy, other alternative therapies and correct/balanced farrier work. All of these components are essential to having a balanced, successful, happy horse. Maintaining a holistic view of the horse allows us to improve any horse's performance regardless of age, breed, discipline or level.
As a trainer, I pride myself on achieving complete respect, control and trust over time with each horse, and I demonstrate the most extreme cases through my arabian stallions while performing with them at liberty and bridle-less. I have an excellent ability to read, and see energy and emotion in horses and their owners or handlers. This allows me to construct my teaching program around what will best help a specific horse or owner to achieve their goals and I do this on a regular basis during my clinics and private lessons.
My training program is a very simple concept, with unendng depts. It all starts with the simple concept of pressure as release, and the further we get into training you or your horse, the more complex and precise this process becomes.
Every horse is starting from a different place; their breeding, upbringing, feed, farrier, vet, handling and all prior training play a formative role in who they are today. Due to this, each horse thinks and learns differently and each require a specialized training program to accommodate the way they learn and the training its owner wants. I do not use one specific training method on all horses but rather a specific training method designed to help each horse the quickest and most effective way. Through this, I am able to achieve superior results in a shortened time frame, with minimal stress or force.
At Free Rein Ranch, we not only focus on your horse's training and performance career, but the mental and physical wellness of each animal.
I work closely with alternative therapy practitioners from many specialties, an excellent veterinarian, and a corrective specialist farrier.
An initial assessment will tell both owner and trainer: where the horse currently is mentally and physically, and what the owners goals are; we can then formulate a plan to get that horse back to mental and physical balance to reach the owners goals.
An initial assessment is highly recommend, as this is where we can talk about goals, budgeting and creating a plan with a timeline for you as the owner.
It is important to me that my clients know in advance what their bill will be, and to never have any hidden charges, or addition bills. Upon enquiry, you will receive prices for board, training, chiropractor appointments, trims, shoes, deworming, vaccination, hauling costs, and any additional services. Board is always billed and due at the beginning of each month, all other costs (training, vet, farrier, therapies) are billed at the end of the month and given a 14 day grace period.