Reyna is a grey (almost white) Andalusian/Arabian, 11 years old. She’s 14.2hh, 800lbs. I purchased her as an unhandled 2 year old and have done all of her training, including starting under saddle and driving. She’s amazing at ground work. Roundpen, liberty, lounge, double-lounge, ground driving. She’s been ridden/handled by several different riders. She moves naturally as a hunter. Nice, flat movement. She’s been ridden dressage and collects nicely, when she’s being ridden regularly. She’s been shown, gone overnight camping and trail driven (I drive more than I ride). She’s been exposed to lots of extreme trail obstacles, including bridges and water, and has been in the Sound. She’s super sweet and sensitive. She requires a confident, intermediate or higher rider. She does not require much pressure to get her going. She needs light hands and seat. I ride and drive her in a Happy Mouth, French link, or bitless.
For more pics go to our Facebook page, wyndoverfarmwa for more photos/video. Reyna has her own photo album.
We have a new 90×170 arena (we’re replacing the rail and installing lights). We also have a 60×60 arena with lights and year round footing. Finally we have a 60′ round pen with dirt/grass footing which is closed during the rainy season. We have a large tack room with a couch, TV, and fireplace.
I charge $375 for a full lease (7 days per week) and $275 for a partial lease (2 days a week). I offer a weekly lesson included with the lease fee. Additional lessons are available for $50/hr. The lease includes feed, board, vet, and farrier. She is allowed to be hauled out for trail riding, play dates, showing, or whatever.
Cezanne is our 8 year old black Quarter Horse mare. She’s 14.3hh, 1000lbs. She was born here and I have done all of her training, including starting under saddle and driving. Roundpen, liberty, lounge, ground driving. She’s been ridden/handled by several different riders. Nice, flat movement. She’s been ridden dressage and on trails. She’s been shown, gone overnight camping and trail ridden. She’s been exposed to lots of extreme trail obstacles, including bridges and water, and has been in the Sound. She differs from Reyna in that she requires more push to get what you want. She can be lazy if you let her and she WILL test you. I also ride her in a French lick, snaffle, or Happy Mouth (have not ridden in a bitless yet). She is an absolute doll baby to handle, everyone falls in love with her, but she can be an asshole towards the other horses.
For more pics go to our Facebook page, wyndoverfarmwa for more photos/video, Cezanne has her own album.
I charge $375 for a full lease (7 days per week) and $275 for a partial lease (2 days a week). I offer a weekly lesson included with the lease fee. Additional lessons are available for $50/hr. The lease includes feed and board. She’s allowed to be hauled out for trail riding, play dates, showing, or whatever.
Over 40 years of experience training horses to ride. I specialize in wild/unhandled horses. We train from the ground up to riding and/or driving. I’m shifting the focus of my training program to driving, but will also offer saddle training. Horses trained here leave with excellent ground manners and work ethic, and exposure to lots of experiences.
Train With Me
I offer training which includes ground work and round-penning. I offer horsemanship and equine care as part of a 90-minute lesson. I strongly believe that if you cannot handle the horse on the ground, you shouldn’t expect that you can under-saddle or in harness. I do not work with children.
On top of training horses and horse people, Wyndover Farm actively rescues equines in need. We are NOT a rescue, but I do offer discounts to rescues. I post progress and training videos and welcome questions and discussion.
Intern with Me
Training the trainer. There are plenty of places to take riding lessons, but not so for “the rest of the horse stuff”. This is an unpaid Internship that offers education in riding, driving, training green horses, handling, nutrition & health, care & ownership, and horsemanship. Internship offers you hands on experience with handling, training, riding, and driving lessons. Potential interns must be at least 16 years old, at least an intermediate rider, have their own transportation, and plan to spend approximately 4 hours per day for 2-5 days per week.
I started riding when I was 3, got my 1st pony when I was 6. I got my first green training project when I was 9 and started training (in exchange for cleaning stalls) with a classical dressage trainer. I was also started jumping and eventing.
At 12, I worked for a Thoroughbred racing barn. I retrained the retired and slow to be hunter jumpers. I did this for 4 years, but not as a full-time gig, I trained when they had someone for me to work with. I also began training for cart driving. I rode and drove two Welsh ponies.
At 13 I trained my first two wild horses. (Assateague Island) ponies rounded up at Chincoteague Island. I gentled, desensitized, and trained the ponies to ride.
By 16, I was schooling 1st level with the green horse I’d finished training. We were jumping 42″ (bareback). After a move to FL and a brief break from horses to focus on school.
When I was 18, I worked at an Arabian Show barn. There I focused on reversing damage done in the show ring. This is where I really developed my love and skill for training horses with people problems. I worked through the bucks, and bolts, as well as better developing the mind of the horse by introducing him/her to a calmer, quieter way to train. No chains needed.
At 20, I purchased my first unhandled Thoroughbred and trained her from ground up, working with a dressage trainer and a jumping coach. I started competing at this point (aside from 4-H shows as a kid). I boarded at a very large facility (110+ full sized horse stalls) and during my time there I retrained a dozen or so ex-Thoroughbred racers and giving lessons for the rider to continue with the work I started.
At 26, I took a four-year hiatus to travel the country and find a spot that fit me the best – I fell in love with WA.
At 32, I returned to training, again working with Arabians and warmbloods. In 2007, I purchased a Warmblood of color to be my dressage/jumping prospect, unfortunately, he was diagnosed with wobblers at 9 months…..now he’s 12 yo and as beautiful as ever. I also rode several lease horses (mostly Thoroughbreds). During this period I offered riding lessons and spent my training time working with troubled horses.
Then in 2012 we moved to a larger facility where we board, train, and again offering lessons. I became very involved in the Rescue Horse process. I’ve had several horses from bad circumstances come for rehab, retraining, and rehoming. We are NOT a rescue, though we do offer discounts for rescued horses.
We continue to rescue, and have a Yakama Mustangs on site now, for gentling and training.