Category Archives: Training

Congratulations Rick Gervasio!

Renowned Western trainer and horseman Rick Gervasio has been honored by the USEF with the 2013 Barbara Worth Oakford Trophy. This award is presented every year to an equestrian showing in a non-reining Western discipline and makes Rick eligible for the 2013 USEF Equestrian of the year. He is not the first Morgan trainer to earn…

Judging; Visual Impairment

I’ve been searching for advice from a judge, or someone knowledgeable about blindness in morgans, specifically when it comes to showing. My horse has recently lost sight in one eye. We are incredibly lucky he’s taking it well, and was able to keep the eye ball itself, despite it’s impairment, however I am saddened this…

New Saddle Seat Book!

The world of Saddle Seat riding and driving is a bit of an enigma in the horse world. There’s really no other discipline like it. To those not in the “circle of trust” it can seem very mysterious. Finding resources about this discipline is… well, there are very few resources that provide any real insight…

Trainer Gifts

Happy Thanksgiving everybody (a day late, but pretend you didn’t notice)! With the Holiday shopping season most officially upon us I’ve got a question for all the trainers and clients out there. I’m taking away the element of surprise for my trainer as I know she’ll see this, but I’m soliciting Christmas advice. Trainers, what…

Open stalls available for training

Mason Training Stable offers a diverse range of professional services. Located in Lehighton, Pennsylvania, we offer training, sales, lessons and breeding services. Our Northeast PA location is only 1 1/2 hours from New York City and Harrisburg. Our main focus is providing a professional atmosphere that is both fun and educational. Training and lessons are…

Temperature Control

In light of the out of control heat across much of the country these days, you might find the following resource helpful. It’s tough to determine sometimes how hot is too hot to work your horse. You have to remember humidity levels should also play a factor in determining how much you and your horse…

Morgan trainers/farms near Chicago area or Northern Indiana

Hi! I’m looking for a Morgan farm or trainer in the Chicago area or Northern Indiana. I’m willing to travel an hour to get to the farm. Preferably a barn that shows. Thanks.

Looking for apprenticeship

Hi all! This is Emma Nobles. I was hoping to find a farm to apprentice with for a while, learn more about training. Willing to travel, I live in maine. Let me know if you know anything! Sincerely, Emma emnobles@yahoo.com http://www.facebook.com/enobles1?ref=tn_tnmn

Long Lining with a Double Bridle

I have never been taught this training method. While I do have some knowledgeable resources to teach me hands on stuff but I would really like the theory behind this method please. What is the purpose (other than oh it teaches them to wear it better, yea but better how)? What kind of horse would…

Valor Stables Relocation

Valor Stables of Boonville, Mo has reloated to Upton, KY and is accepting training horses at it’s new location.   Riding lessons available for all ages, and owners receive lessons as part of training fee. Limited Full Care boarding also available.  Please contact for more information. 270-766-3782 or email rackon.geo@yahoo.com