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See Website For Fee Schedule:  http://www.mindysmith.biz/

Mindy Smith, an avid horse lover and experienced trainer, is now offering personalized training and riding services on the central coast.

Key Qualifications:

  • Mindy has over 28 years of experience working with horses
  • Mindy has over six years of experience working as an assistant breeding manager for Varian Arabians in arroyo grande and over three years of veterinary technician experience
  • Mindy has a Bachelor of Animal Science degree from Cal Poly

Services Offered:

Mindy is now offering personalized training & riding services at her ranch or your’s!  Horses of all ages and riders of all experience levels are welcome.  Mindy offers a wide range of services from trail and arena training to halter breaking and ground manners, with a unique specialty in trail training rocky mountain gaited horses.


CELL PHONE        (805) 441-7776

HOME PHONE      (805) 474-6937     

EMAIL                    GEMINIMINDY1@AOL.COM

WEBSITE:               http://www.mindysmith.biz/

The Gaittrainer, Darla Nassif
Rockin Rocky's Ranch
395 Stanton Street
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
805 904-7648

My philosophy with horses is keep it simple and natural, use as little pressure as possible but enough to get the desired result. Human leadership is essential for a good safe, working relationship.  Leadership starts from the ground where the horse can see, feel and begin to trust and respect us as their leader.  If you love horses, partnership with your horse is a life changing experience that every Horse-person needs to experience. Don't leave life without it!

Gaittrainer Services available:

  • Natural horsemanship training and clinics for you and your horse (all breeds)
  • Partnership Groundwork
  • Trail Safety techniques
  • Natural Gaiting lessons and clinics
  • Purchasing Consultations and assistance (It is very important to be matched well with your horse)
  • TRAINED Horses for sale
  • Problem solving 

All of my techniques are based on Natural Horsemanship. My gait training involves an initial evaluation with you and your horse to go over history, time for me to get to know your and your horse, discuss saddle fit, bit use, etc. Next I will work with your horse on ground work with some softening and flexing techniques (you are always welcome to be present) leadership establishment, and  for me to work through issues that may need to be addressed.

Once those are achieved I will work with you to teach you my technique for enabling your horse to gait with you.

Coming soon:  A new Gaittrainer DVD training series.  Check back frequently.  Thank you,  Darla

References are available by request.

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