Bar T Horsemanship’s Jim Thomas offers lessons, problem solving, onsite training, and clinics (horsemanship, cow working, trail, obstacle and ground work).
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Our training philosophy is results-driven. We produce soft, willing partners. At the Bar T, we take the role of the leader—provide clear signals, add consistency, patience and the understanding that the horse should look to his owner for direction.
“My goal is for you to understand why your horse acts as it does, and what role you must play to gain his trust,” Jim says. “Horses are much like children. Provide the proper environment and they will be yours forever. All things accomplished with a horse are through trust.”
We’re firm believers in groundwork. Regardless of the training level of the horse upon arrival at the Bar T, we will spend a substantial amount of time from the ground before we ever approach the horse with a saddle. Good groundwork is a solid foundation. Just like you wouldn’t put the framework of a house directly on the ground, we wouldn’t dream of moving forward without a foundation.
If your horse is already started and coming to see Jim for an issue, he’ll take a similar approach– he’ll fill all the foundational holes from the ground up. By taking this approach, it ensures that your horse becomes a safe and willing partner.
If you’re interested in gaining Bar T training for your equine partner, plan on spending some time out at the farm learning with your horse. While it’s helpful for your horse to gain a new skill set, you won’t be able to use those tools if you haven’t learned. For your convenience, we include a select number of lessons in our training packages.
Interested in clinics? Jim offers onsite and off-site horsemanship, cow working, groundwork, obstacle and trail clinics.
I can teach you the techniques you need to help your horse want to work with you. I am a Kenny Harlow “Training with Trust” Certified Trainer Class of 2009. The program was 9 weeks spread out over a year with tests given on each homework assignment. We were required to pass with at least an 80 to become certified and I received a 91. I can come to your facility or you can come to my home barn at Lochill Farm, 6120 St. Marys Road, Hillsborough, NC.
We offer colt starting and horse training based on safety, respect, communication and bonding. Horse Training by the month and a variety of educational clinics, hosted at our farm or yours. John is currently a student of The Vluggen Institute for Equine Osteopathy and Education. We also offer custom made horse equipment, such as handmade mohair, mane hair, and yak mecates, as well as mohair and mane hair cinches. We also offer handmade rawhide bosals, bosal hangers and hand braided kangaroo items made by Clara. Visit our website www.rafterjc.com
Star’s Peak Valley Ranch is a well established Training Facility, providing Foundation Training and Problem Solving for Equines across all disciplines. For more information, call Trent Benton 336-469-6054
The Colt Starter natural horse training method comes from equine psychology with common sense communication techniques. Our goal is to create a sound foundation for every young horse whether destined to be a Grand Prix jumper or trail mount. Better communication between horse and rider through basic exercises is a key to help the horse be a more enjoyable, respectful mount. We want all horse owners at all experience levels, and other specialized trainers that may later work with the horse, to have successful harmonious partnerships without force. Our goal is to help horses and owners enjoy their time together, and achieve the owners objectives. One of the results from The Colt Starter training method, is that your horse learns confidence and respect by learning to work with humans and to do what you ask when you ask. Your horse will be quieter, more obedient, and confident in him/herself and you, as the rider/handler.