Dtr Walkers

Dtr Walkers

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About this pro

I specialize in horsemanship for all levels and any discipline. I can train drafts to ponies, ranchwork to driving. Also am an expert in gaited horse training for pleasure use not show. Can teach riders from beginner children to experienced adults how to better their horsemanship and riding abilities. You can find many more details on www.DTRWalkers.com

I love being able to help people find the same joy in horses as I do. I also love being able to teach people to exceed the goals they thought were unachievable before they sought instruction. 

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Cheyenne, WY 82003
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We meet and discuss your goals, intentions and history with horses then we discuss how and why I recommend the approach I choose. Then we get to working with horses. Usually before the free lesson ends. I teach groundwork and riding, as well as tack familiarization and bit mechanics. All depending on your experience level. We build your horsemanship so you are prepared to do whatever you want with horses because you can communicate with them effectively. 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

First hour for each new client is always free  

$40/hr for lessons at my place. 

$40/hr for mobile lessons in cheyenne. Outside of cheyenne it's $.56/mi address to address by google maps. 

$600/30 days of training for horses. That includes 5 session a week and the same feed my horses get. Special feed and living conditions can be arraged for extra. 


How did you get started teaching?

People approached me to help them with their dogs that needed training and cars that needed fixed and horses that didn't act right and I would show them how to handle it. Eventually that became a hobby since enough people came to me. When it became mostly strangers, I decided to start a business with the part I loved the most, horses. Teaching has always come natural to me and I have had great success in it. 


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with children as young as 5 to adults as old as 72 and people with back issues to severe autism and Down syndrome. I've worked with teamsters who drive drafts and ranchers with their rope horses. I've worked with gaited horses and quarter horses, drafts to minis, mules and mammoths. I am willing to work with anyone who is interested in improving the horsemanship no matter the discipline. 


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Find an instructor that relates to you well and can teach well. If they can't teach you all that they know, you're paying for frustration. 

Approach each lesson ready to learn. Seek to understand any part that isn't explain clearly. If you're always confused, maybe seek another trainer. 

Discipline isn't everything. I ride primarily western, but I have learned plenty from English riders. I don't ride dressage but that doesn't mean they don't have knowledge to share. It's not about status and style, it's about using your horse to find more enjoyment in what you do. 


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What they want to do with their horse as an end goal. 

How much time per week do they have to devote to improving themselves and their horse. 

What are their fears, and what makes them most happy about horses. 

Be able to disclose any physical limitations that would preclude horse riding or ground work. Either mental or physical. Don't need specifics or why, just " I can't lean down far enough to pick out their feet" or "break things down real small because I can't track complicated explainations" are a couple examples. 


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