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About smartstartstable

We are a training barn that uses "Smart Horsemanship", a training method that blends 'natural horsemanship' with dressage that teaches horses the way horses learn, not how humans learn. It teaches them to think-- to have questions asked and to find answers. The Smart Horsemanship methods can be applied to any style of training but we focus mainly on dressage and trail riding.

Feb 2015 Update (continued)

Here are some photos of what the horses at  Smart Start are doing that are already trained.  Always striving for perfection for both the rider/handler and the horse, we spend time making sure the horse knows how to deal with … Continue reading

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Feb 2015 Update

I can’t believe it’s almost two months since Wayne has joined me to train at Smart Start.  Time flies when you’re having fun.  Thought I should post on update on the blog on how things are going. You know, I … Continue reading

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Suzette Earns Totally Tops Trainer Again

Arabian Horse World sent an email notifying Suzette that she’s made Top Ten in the Totally Tops Trainers in the dressage division for 2014!  The points are tabulated from placings at the national Arabian shows.  When the actual placings are … Continue reading

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Safarr’s Story at The Arabian Sport Horse Magazine

The Arabian Sport Horse Magazine (found only online) published about Safarr’s life and how he developed into such an amazing horse, from a difficult, almost crazy, frantic horse into a smart, talented, give 150% of what he has to give … Continue reading

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