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At the American Mustang School located in Aberdeen, North Carolina, Justin Dunn works exclusively with American Mustangs in our veterans, military, first responders and youth therapy programs. We also provide online and in-person training for people to develop a closer relationship with their horses and help resolve behavioral problems. We will also take a limited number of horses in training and provide online and in-person consults for purchasing your next equine partner. Contact us today to find out more or join our online community and get access to exclusive content and training tips!
“Promoting mental health and wellness through the preservation of the American Mustang”
We offer Equine-assisted learning programs for Veterans, first responders and active duty military free of charge and are conveniently located in Aberdeen North Carolina, close to Fort Bragg. EAL has been shown to help with PTSD, TBI’s, and other related injuries that our military personnel may suffer. During EAL our participants develop clear communication skills and learn how to have a healthy work/play relationship with one of our horses. The ability to have a good relationship with a horse opens gateways to healthy relationships within the human world. EAL promotes the development of life skills applicable to educational, professional, or personal goals through equine-assisted activities. An EAL session consists of a participant, a horse, and a professional equine specialist working together in an outdoor setting.
We start with a 2-hour assessment session in which we introduce you to EAL and you can decide if it is something you wish to pursue.
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.
Saddlebred and Hackney training facility. Exceptional care and training for your young prospect to your seasoned show horse. Also offering saddleseat and driving lessons from beginner to advanced.
Full service horse training and re-training. Lessons and leasing.
Kate Busa provides riding and horsemanship instruction to folks throughout the North Carolina and Virginia Piedmont region. Her way with horses and the people who love them is neither English nor Western, neither New Age nor Cowboy. Its just plain horse sense.
Kathy is a Certified Level III Centered Riding Instructor/Clinician, living part-time in New Jersey and part-time in North Carolina. She has more than 35 years of riding, training and teaching experience, and specializes in biomechanics-based training for horse and rider. She instructs riders how to dynamically interact and influence their horse for improved communication and performance. Kathy is happy to travel anywhere in the United States to teach lessons and clinics. She offers the following:
Centered Riding Lessons & Clinics: centered riding-specific curriculum
Rider Balance & Alignment Clinics: customized content & themed clinics – seat, contact, etc
Discipline-Specific Training: biomechanics-based training for dressage, jumping, etc.
Equicizer Rider Assessment Sessions: rider body awareness sessions with the Equicizer
Kathy teaches riders of all levels and disciplines. Contact her for more information about scheduling lessons or clinics at your location.
Moore Stables and Riding Academy
138 Trudie Lane
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Connie Johnson, Manager/Trainer
Moore Stables and Riding Academy offers boarding and training for hunt seat, hunt seat equitation and hunt seat over fences. We also offer the opportunity to attend shows.
For additional information, contact Connie Johnson at Cjohnson2@ec.rr.com
Jacksonville, NC 28540
River Gait Farm offers a variety of services including Saddleseat Riding Lessons, full training, camps, birthday parties and much more!
Call us today to join our barn family!