Pam & husband Dan provide extensive horsemanship training for Police Mounts and Civilians

Check for detailed information about 2016 Despooking and Leadership clinics!

Often riders would like some training on their mounts before heading on a Tennessee adventure. Pam & Dan have over 30 years of experience riding and training horses, including several horses used for Mounted Patrol divisions. They have trained horses for over 19 different police agencies and can help you and your horse deal with obstacles on the trails.

Because of their experience training mounted police horses, they understands how to desensitize horses (from beginner to advanced) by teaching them to remain calm and obedient when confronting unfamiliar objects and stimuli.

A Mounted Patrol Division despooking clinic involving a helicopter. While not every trail horse may need to know how to handle helicopters, being trained in an urban environment is useful for future trail riding.
Despooking trail or show horses is the key to a successful relationship with their humans.
Here, Dan works with a clinic horse/rider team in confronting a new obstacle.
In their Mounted Patrol work, they provides Civilian Sensory Training where officers teach civilian horse/rider teams the same techniques they use to make police horses adaptable to the high stress conditions of urban work.
Lessons learned in the popular Civilian Equine Sensory Clinic apply to a multitude of settings from horse shows to trail riding. In the picture above and below Pam is instructing how to approach scary objects.
Of course, not all trail horses need to know how to handle crowds of protesters!
But there's nothing like exposing your horse to various obstacles in the making of a good, solid trail horse.
To learn more about police horse training and its application to civilian riders, contact Pam directly at (269) 998-3495 or by email here.

Exposing horses to a street sweeper (with water!)

Training exercises, grounded in Natural Horsemanship Fundamentals are done in hand and under saddle. Instructors will work with your equine partner or coach you in the proper techniques while observing your horse respond with you.

Dan training Columbo, a Tennessee Walking Horse.

Pam can provide you and your horse with individual lessons or clinics. Both options provide a fun and relaxed atmosphere that allows both riders and their horses to process at their own speed and comfort level.
Safety is a priority. They can help you socialize your horse to a variety of obstacles,in preparation for trail and show .

Jumping a park bench on a Tennessee Walking horse.

A good foundation is essential for success.
Overall, Sensory and Natural Horsemanship training provide a valuable foundation for all riding disciplines.

Individual instruction available - one on one private instruction can be customized to your individual training needs. For example, some of the frequent horses issues they help horse and riders with:

Trailer loading



Stubborn, Pushy

Standing still for mounting

Respect for rider and control from rider

Getting ready for the trails

Getting in shape and solid condition

Various problem solving skills

Natural Horsemanship Despooking!

Contact Pam today to get started via email or Phone/text: 269.998.3495

Enjoy a Fun Adventure as Relaxed or as Adventurous as You Like!

Trail Rides and Despooking clinics 2016 contact Pam at or 269-998-3495


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Horse Back Trail Riding in the Big South Fork National Forest, Tennessee.
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