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At Glory Days Farm, we are dedicated trail horse trainers. We train most breeds from the ground up - we fix behavioral problems with you and your horse. We are also able to trail train a horse specifically for you. We will gladly assist you in selling your horse to his or her next companion as well as match you with your next trail companion. Putting you on your next (or first) trail companion is a task of trust.
A Bit about Glory Days Farm ...
We are a small family run farm. We do not have herds of horses, only the amount of horses we can groom and work with every day. Training horses is our only job. We do not have outside employment because horses are our living, horses are what we do, horses are who we are.
For years, we have brought in young, unhandled horses to train and sell to folks looking for that life long trail companion. Traditionally, our main focus has been training horses in order to sell. We still train horses to sell to the young and not-so-young trail riders but now, at the request of a lot of horse owners, we have added the individual training we were doing years ago. That means we can help with relationships that already exist. We trail train all breeds, gaited and non-gaited. We grew up with both. For the last 15 years or so, we have "specialized" in gaited breeds such as Tennessee Walkers, Foxtrotters, Paso Finos, Kentucky Mountain Saddle and Rocky Mountain Horses. We can train a new gaited horse for you or help you with one you already have. Maybe your horse will not hold its gait or has ground or under saddle manners that need work.
If you have a trail horse, no matter what breed, there is a chance you need help with training. Many people purchase a horse and intend to train it themselves, but a lot of the time this does not happen. Not everyone can finish a horse and that is why there are horse trainers. At Glory Days, we are here to help. Perhaps you have purchased a young horse to bond with and it is now ready for training. Maybe you have had your trail companion a while but he or she won't load into the trailer, won't cross water or bridges, won't stand calmly to mount or dismount, or how about this one: "He's perfect, but I can't ride him when it's windy."
We have owned and worked with Quarter Horses our whole lives; both of us have worked with Thoroughbreds, Arabians, Foxtrotters (Steve's Grandfather was a well known Foxtrotter Trainer in the early 1900's in Missouri), and even Polo Ponies.
If you are truly going to enjoy your trail companion – whether it's to travel and camp or to simply meander down a trail on a lazy afternoon – you will always need a horse to stand tied and remain calm in a portable round pen or in a stall. Horses used for Endurance, North American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC) and other long distance rides need to be level headed – low P and R are important. At Glory Days we don't let a horse leave until we feel it is well educated in trail riding. We pride ourselves on turning out a horse that is a pleasure to ride and to spend time with.
So whether it's training from the ground up or fixing undesired behavior, we know you're out there "dealing with it" and we are here to help. As always, our goal is to have you and your four-legged trail companion enjoying trail rides together with friends, family or just the two of you. A trail ride should NEVER be a challenge - it should be a nice walk in the woods with a trusty friend. AGREE?
If you are searching for that trail companion, we can help you with your search. We always have a few horses for sale. We are constantly looking for that right personality and ability match between horse and rider. Maybe you are looking to place your present horse in a new home. We are here to make that process as smooth as possible.
Please visit ALL of our photo galleries – we did them for your enjoyment, and to allow you to familiarize yourself with Glory Days Farm and what we do.
Thanks for clicking in and may all your days be "Glory Days".
Cheryl and Steve Jasinski