Dan and Tabitha Holland have been training horses, mules and donkeys for many years. We specialize in competing in all around events and our methods use Western and English pleasure as platform classes from which we build a well-rounded show animal.
No matter what event you plan to compete in, your equine should be flexible in its body, break at the pole, give to the bit, travel at a comfortable speed on a loose rein and understand the word "whoa". We train with your goals in mind and steer clear of gimmicks and quick fix methods which create more problems then they resolve.
We believe in ground work and start each animal with a few days of ground driving with long reins until they understand left, right, whoa and back up. This makes the process less stressful for your equine since we create a foundation of understanding before asking for more then they are ready to mentally handle.
We focus on providing individual attention to each horse, mule or donkey we accept for training. What works for one animal may not for another and we tailor our methods to fit the changing needs of each one.
We value our amateur and youth clients. Our goal is to help you develop a partnership with your animal that leads to success both in the show ring and on the trail.
We offer FREE lessons included with your training package. We feel that if you can't get the best out of your equine yourself, then we have not done our job. We also provide video updates of your equine as they progress as we realize it can be difficult for our clients who live further away to visit us in person. We are ALWAYS available for consultations and updates via phone or email. We encourage our clients to stay in communication with us and never feel bothered by questions.
We don't charge a day fee at the shows. You benefit from our expertise in preparing for the show and coaching you through all of your classes. From help in selecting the perfect outfit to walking you through the trail course, we want you to be relaxed and have a great time knowing your and your equine are prepared to do your best.
We are also available to show your animal in the open classes. Let us put our many years of experience to work for you. We have earned championship and high point titles at nearly every major show in the country. Between the two of us, there isn't an event we haven't shown. From hunter hack and dressage to cutting and reining, we have competed at some of the biggest shows in the Nation. Visit our results page to see us in action. We present a professional image and can promote your equine to the public and give it valuable positive show ring experience.