8T Acres Equestrian Center,  LLC

You cannot train a horse with shouts and expect it to obey a whisper.
- Dagobert D. Runes

World Class Training

Whether your goal is to ride your horse without getting bucked off or you have Olympic-sized dreams, 8T Acres and Ashley can give your horse the tools to create a solid, natural, reliable foundation.

Ashley specializes in young inexperienced horses having broke many under saddle and taught horse and rider alike.

She also does the following and much much more.

*General Training & Trail Riding: Consisting of stopping, backing, turning and standing for mounting. If you are looking to get your horse ready for the trail, well...we can get it done!
Trail riding in our area includes riding your horse through ditches, across bridges and up hills, through tight trails with lots of trees, down the old dirt road.  At 8T Acres we have dogs, tractors with drags, kids and a steady amount of traffic in our yard for your horse to become accustomed to a variety of disturbances.


*Problem Horses: Ashley's training takes in problem or sour horses.  Working with the horse and owner on how to correct any issues the horse may be having.  This includes problems such as saddling, bridling, standing still for the owner for mounting, respecting the owner, gate issues with barrel horses, spookiness on the trail, reluctance leaving the yard, rearing, loading, and so much more!  Call with any questions you may have concerning your problem horse.  We can offer help or suggestions over the phone prior to booking the horse for training.  If you have a horse that can't be trained....we can get it done!  Including the rank of impossible horse!


*Tune Ups/Refreshers/General Exercise: Offering tune ups and exercising for those who haven't the time to get their horses back in shape for competition, trail riding, cattle work, games, etc.  If you don't have the time for those first few rides after a long sit in the pasture and don't feel comfortable...bring your horse to us for that 'Spring Refresher'.  We can get them back in shape or take the kinks out before you go on that first ride in the spring or anytime of the year. With general exercising, we get your horse back into shape.


 


*Showing: Whether you plan to compete at the local shows or the world championship shows, we will train your horse for you.  We also offer full coaching, from novice to experienced rider, for you and your horse, at shows. We can show your horse for you (call for rates) or get your horse ready for you to show.
Ashley on Jasmine Prelim 2013

Training is usually done by the month it this includes all board and use of the facility for owner and horse. The horse will be worked 6 days a week with a schedule agreed upon between Ashley and the owner. 


Special arrangements can be made for weekly training and just tuneup work. Contact Ashley for a rate quote. 


The owner of the horse is responsible for providing all blankets and the cost of dentistry, farrier, veterinary costs, and any supplements. 


Hay and grain is covered in the training cost.