“If you would understand this secret, you must first understand the distinction between training an animal and educating one. Trained animals are relatively easy to turn out. All that is required is a book of instructions, a certain amount of bluff and bluster, something to use for threatening and punishing purposes, and of course the animal. Educating an animal, on the other hand, demands keen intelligence, integrity, imagination, and the gentle touch, mentally, vocally, and physically.”
― J. Allen Boone, Kinship with All Life
Sugaree Ranch of Horsemanship is committed to helping you achieve a deeper understanding and bond with your horse. Our teachings are based on Vaquero style horsemanship that combines the best of classical dressage, with the benefits of a working ranch, creating a soft & supple horse with purpose behind their job. Developing a soft willing mind in any horse, allows to expand their training and solve problems. Vaquero horsemanship has deep roots in classical dressage, Spanish riding, and more traditional cow and ranch roping. We believe your horse is your partner. Taking a creative approach to horsemanship, Zoe and Will practice and strive to be the best horsemen possible everyday. Patience, knowledge, and hard work shape the journey to an honest and fair relationship with horses. We work each horse starting from where they are, not where they were in the past or where we would like for them to eventually be. Understanding what horses do naturally and observing them interacting with each other provides insight into their unique personality and needs, allowing us to help every level of horse and rider.