Horse lessons and boarding in Murfreesboro, TN.
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3815 Woodbury Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37127
A Little About Courtney
You could say it was hereditary. My mother told her high school guidance counselor that she wanted to become a farrier. They immediately told her to pick another career because that was ridiculous. Well it wasn't long after that my mother completed her certification at the Kentucky Horse Shoeing school in Lexington and became a well respected farrier and horsemen. Thank goodness stubbornness runs in the family!
Needless to say horses were a part of my life at a young age.I was hooked at the age of 7 when I taught my little black pony to lay down after attending a Natural Horsemanship clinic. From there I grew up competing in horse shows and rodeos, winning two championship saddles, buckles and storage bins full of ribbons. The disciplines I competed in ranged from Running Barrels, Goat tying to Western Pleasure and Showmanship I tried to participate in anything horse related. If a horse was going to even be talked about, I was going to be there.
The desire to advance my skills led me to a career in horse training. I always felt there was a better way to get my horses to perform. Since the age of 15 I have been starting colts for anyone who would give me the chance. A respected horseman once referred to me as the girl who could break in a pair of boots and saddle quicker than anyone and what better way to start a colt than with a horse crazy girl.
In 2004 I started training professionally full time with the help of some dear friends and supporters. I have been going strong ever since instructing clinics, training horses and still competing all while receiving my Bachelor Degree in Horse Science at Middle Tennessee State University. While attending MTSU I competed on the Equestrian Team and the Horse Judging Team. In 2007 I was awarded the horse science Churchill Award and in 2008 I received the Outstanding Young Professional award.
Through sweat, tears, and a lot of hard work I am accomplishing my dreams. By applying what I have learned through education and experience I am able to teach others the importance of quality horsemanship. While using Natural horsemanship techniques combined with classical riding methods I am able to create soft willing horses that not only respect their owners but trust and perform for them. Through patience and understanding good horses become great.