True West Horsemanship - Ben Longwell
Ben Longwell - True West Horsemanship Ltd
 

Services

True West Horsemanship Ltd provides natural trust based horsemanship training in the tradition of the vaquero and California bridle horse. We can prepare horses for any Equine Disciplines - no matter what you want to achieve with your horse a solid foundation and a great working partnership will help you accomplish your goals!



Starting (breaking in/backing)
We prepare every horse with a solid foundation, not skipping steps and leaving holes. We have a 4 week minimum for Starting and the total length a horse may be in training is dependant on the horse, the point where the owner/rider feels comfortable taking over (green horse/finished horse) and the owners budget.
We also like to involve the owner/rider throughout the process, if able, encouraging them to come for a lesson once a week, as part of their package, so that when they return home with their horse they have the best possible success of 'speaking the same language' and having a lasting working partnership.
Please note - we have a flexible waiting list for horses coming in for training. This is always moving out as different clients book horses in.



Re-starting Horses

Some horses have major holes in their foundational training and may require a re-start. We base these cases on a week-by-week basis, but include similar process to a Start (see above).
Please note - we have a flexible waiting list for horses coming in for training. This is always moving out as different clients book horses in.



Problem Solving
(problem horses)
We don't like to say that they are 'problem horses' but rather horses that might have lacked proper handling, have foundational holes or have acquired bad habits. We base Problem Solving Horse Training on a week-by-week basis and encourage owners/riders to attend a lesson each week if possible, as part of their package.
Please note - we have a flexible waiting list for horses coming in for training. This is always moving out as different clients book horses in.



Special Training

Manners Training, Trailer/Float Loading, Desensitization, Foal Handling, Halter Training and more.



Private Lessons

Private Lessons are available at our Training Facility near Warkworth during the week. Lessons are practical 1-on-1 with your horse and are $80 per hour ($70+gst). Any spectators you may want to bring with you are $10 each.
Ben can travel for special cases, dependant on schedule, but an additional travel time/cost fee is charged.



Private Colt Starting School

Our Private Colt Starting School is when the owner Starts their own horse under supervision and tuition of Ben. Owners need to commit to a 1 hour session each day, 5 days a week at our Training Facility near Warkworth. The full time frame can be customized on a case by case basis. This will not only set the participant up with Horsemanship skills for the horse they are working with - but give them some skills to use on any horse they are working with for life.



Clinics

Clinics are available to suit different skills, interests and areas including Horsemanship Clinic, Green Horse Clinic, Leadership Clinic (correlation of leadership and management principles), Cattlework - Stockmanship Clinic and more.
We have different clinics across NZ - the best way to keep in the loop for our clinic locations is subscribe to the Events page on our Facebook or see the Events page on our website.

If you are interested in hosting a clinic in your area - please email us (click here) for more details on becoming a clinic host (and receiving 50% off your participant fee).

 
True West Horsemanship Ltd - email: ben@truewesthorsemanship.com