Learn how to create a better relationship between you and your horse! Come ride with an expert horseman April 21st 1pm-4pm
* Build confidence * Learn new skills * Conditioning and Control * Get ready for Trail or Show Season * Feel Safer Riding *
Brent Winston Horseman, clinician, and cowboy poet Brent Winston has dedicated the better part of his life to the horse. His life dream and passion is helping people help their horses. In pursuit of this dream, Brent studied as an apprentice to such great horseman as Johnny Leverett, Ray Hunt, and a great deal of other legendary horseman. The Peyton, Colorado bred cowboy has been considered one of the most versatile horseman in the region, never turning away a horse, for any reason. Brent has been able to be trusted time and again to do the right thing by the horse. He believes that each and every horse is special, and no matter what kind of saddle you put on, good horsemanship is good horsemanship. Brent has competed in the Extreme Mustang Makeover four times, becoming a finalist twice. Brent has taken his talent and training techniques to the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center, putting himself in a situation to help as many horses as possible. Brent brings the horses to an adoptable state, provides educational opportunities, and helps places horses in their new homes.
“My biggest challenge is un-teaching a horse that has learned the wrong thing and setting it on a more successful path,” he says. “For a while the horses are very confused, and I really feel for them as they are learning.” Brent enjoys seeing the mental and physical changes in the horses as they progress and learn to interact with their adopters, even though there have been more than a few emotional goodbyes. “When the horses get in their trailers to go to a new home, I always tell them, ‘Good for you; go be great,’” he says.