Customized Training for Horse and Rider
Lisette came to the ranch I was boarding at as an intern wanting to learn more about Western Riding. Her Dutch roots had her well versed in Dressage and Jumping but to ride with a slack rein and more leather around her was a goal of hers, and it was fun watching her grow and excel into Western riding well beyond what most thought she would. She started many horses at the ranch and brought quite a few to the show pen to win against many other trainers who had been in the business for years well beyond hers.
I’ve been a dedicated student of hers for 9 years but have known her for about 15. I’m a student who prefers to start and train her own horse, and she was the trainer I selected to guide us to from colt start to advanced work. I bought a 2 year old Purebred Arabian with the potential for reining and cow work; and we’ve worked together growing my horsemanship skills so that I am now competing successfully in Versatility Ranch Horse against some very good Quarter Horses.
I can tell you it hasn’t been easy but when you have someone like her in your corner you will find she will have more confidence in you than you will in yourself. She’s excellent at explaining her methodology, her terminology, and she’s excellent in explaining the mechanics of movement, the rider, and the horse.
If you really have the desire to learn, to be challenged, to be more than you thought you or your horse could be, then I would recommend her. Stick with her program, be regular and you’ll be amazed at where you will end up and how much you will learn.
It’s been an amazing journey and I’m looking forward to continued growth even though my horse is now 13 and Lisette is no longer in the U.S. I have the skills that are lifetime skills. Before Lisette moved back to Holland we worked together to achieve our most recent accomplishments:
– 2017 National Versatility Ranch Horse All Around Novice Champion
– 2017 Colorado Versatiliry Ranch Horse Year End Novice Champion and
– 2017 National Finals Year End Reserve Novice Champion
Thank you so much for being so patient, for your time, for your love for the horse and compassion for teaching and for also becoming a drear friend.