Mel handles most of the training and the backbone of his method is the Parelli natural horsemanship foundation. This method achieves a safe, relaxed and responsive partnership with our horses. With a focus on endurance racing this translates into a horse that is confident on the trail, allows the rider to set the pace, and is balanced and athletic enough to stay sound after many miles. We create an atmosphere of trust and leadership that allows our horses to relax and look forward to learning. We set goals based on their natural talent combined with their mental/emotional fitness and then take the time it takes to make progress one day at a time. These are magnificent athletes and each horse here is treated with patience and respect.