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Gaited Horse Training

We offer certified resistance free training, lessons, and workshops to help you have the relationship with your horse that you want. Emphasis is on safety and a solid foundation. The ultimate goal is to have fun!

In addition to your horse learning new skills, your total commitment and willingness to learn and practice is important to master basic fundamental skills. We care about you and your horse and want to see you both succeed.

Training Facility
We have 14 matted stalls, a 65 x 144 indoor arena, round pen, and outdoor trail obstacles. All breeds are welcome.

Contact us to make an appointment or check for available openings.

Richard Shrake, Rick and Kim Brighton, Roxie RMH Horse
Richard Shrake, Rick and Kim Brighton

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Rick Brighton is a gentle, humane, certified resistance free horsemanship trainer and instructor with over 20 years experience training, showing, evaluating, and instructing riders of Rocky Mountain Horses, Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horses, Tennessee Walkers, Gaited Morgan's, Paso Fino's, Fox Trotters, and cross breeds. He has trained and shown successfully at regional and world levels. Rick is an examiner for the Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Association and is experienced and trained in equine reproduction, shoeing, bitting and saddle fitting.

We support natural sound horses and do not use mechanical or artificial devices (heavy shoes, chains, chemicals, etc.) to enhance gait.


Rick and Toby
Every time you handle or ride a horse, you are teaching them habits. It is up to you if they are good or bad habits. We help you learn good habits.





Carol and RoxieResistance Free Horsemanship Lessons
Our lessons will help you learn effective communication and riding skills that create trust and respect with your horse. This process is the foundation to developing and maintaining positive experiences with your horse.

Services Offered
Resistance Free Horsemanship Training
- Full training, 5 days a week
- Partial training, 2, 3, or 4 days a week
- ground and under saddle work. (lessons not included with training)
- Starting horses 90 day minimum
- Tune-ups, maintenance, problem horses, gait training.

*Requirements: Proof of current vaccinations, deworming, teeth floated/wolf teeth pulled. Veterinarian services available.
Board
- Full care, turned out daily, matted stalls cleaned daily, fed 3x's a day, supplement, indoor arena, round pen, tack lockers
Resistance Free Horsemanship Lessons
- 1 hour, private (your horse or ours)
- Ask us about our lesson package discounts
- 1 hour, group
- Distance video lesson
Workshop/Clinics (half day, full day, etc.)
Horse and Rider Evaluations
- complete evaluation of horse and rider
- includes tack, and shoeing assessment
- Distance or on site evaluations
Farrier (at our farm only)
Showing
- Instructing/coaching
- Horses in training, show rides
- Show Prep

Registration Certification
- Certification video for Rocky Mountain Horse Assocation
- We are examiners for the Kentucky Mountain Horse Association & Spotted Mountain Horse Assocation.

Mare Care
Hauling

 

Local, Regional, and International Show Accomplishments
Crusher winning class at 2006 RMH International Show
"Crusher"
Rocky Mountain Horse gelding

2 Time "Best of Show" Champion, Trail Pleasure Champion

  • Rocky Mountain International Show, Lexington, KY
    - 6-9 year old gelding trail pleasure champion
    - Men's Trail Pleasure 3rd place out of 27 horses
  • Evergreen Gaited Horse Classic Show, Puyallup, WA
    - Best of Show Grand Champion
    - Mountain Horse Trail Pleasure Reserve Champion
  • Summer Spectacular Show, Eugene, OR
    - Best of Show Grand Champion
    - Mountain Horse Trail Pleasure Grand Champion
    - Open 2 gait english/western Grand Champion
  • Evergreen Gaited Horse Classic Show, Puyallup WA
    - Mountain Horse Trail Pleasure Grand Champion
    - Open English Pleasure 2 gait Champion
    - Mountain Horse Trail Pleasure E/W Champion
  • All Gaited Show, Eugene OR
    - Reserve Mountain Horse Trail Pleasure Champion
  • Gait-Way to Heaven, Spanaway WA
    - Mountain Horse Trail Pleasure Champion
  • Evergreen Gaited Horse Classic Show, Puyallup WA
    - Mountain Horse Trail Pleasure Champion
    - Open English Pleasure 2 gait Champion
Toby's Taking Care of Business - "Best of Show"
"Toby's Taking Care of Business"
Rocky Mountain Horse Stallion

"Best of Show" Champion, Classic/Park Champion

  • Evergreen Gaited Horse Classic Show, Monroe, WA
    - Mountain Horse Open Champion
  • Evergreen Gaited Horse Classic Show, Monroe, WA
    - Best of Show Grand Champion
    - Mountain Horse Classic Champion
  • Triple Play, Pasco, WA
    - Mountain Horse Classic/Park Champion
  • Showcase of the West, Reno, NV
    - Mountain Horse Classic/Park Champion
My Gorgeous George
"My Gorgeous George "
Rocky Mountain Horse gelding

Trail Pleasure Champion

  • Evergreen Gaited Horse Classic Show, Monroe, WA
    - Mountain Horse Trail Pleasure Champion
  • Triple Play, Pasco, WA
    - Mountain Horse Trail Pleasure Champion
  • Showcase of the West, Reno, NV
    - Mountain Horse Trail Pleasure Champion

 

Midnight and Rick's Undefeated Victory Lap!
"Midnight"
Kentucky Mountain Horse gelding


Trail Pleasure Champion

  • Showcase of the West, Reno NV
    - 5 consecutive wins
    - Undefeated High Point and Champion Winner

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