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Authentic Trust Based Horsemanship & Clinics

Welcome to True West Horsemanship LLC! Ben Longwell, originally from Colorado, USA worked both in the States and in the diverse New Zealand equine industry as a full time horse trainer and clinician, before moving back to USA in 2022 and now settled near Pendleton, Oregon.

Working with different breeds and horses used in different equine disciplines, has given Ben a solid versatile foundation in the equine world and has been the base in teaching better horsemanship & communication and helping build stronger partnerships between horse & rider!

Ben is available to teach a variety of clinics worldwide which can suit different skill levels and interests. Participants love Ben’s knowledgeable, positive and quiet approach to teaching them. Where leaving egos behind and focusing on the horse results in true progress and a great learning environment.


Our Mission is to advance and develop practical skills and communication for the dedicated student of horsemanship, to help them and their horses achieve more together.

Ben Longwell - Training Clinics


Different clinics are available worldwide to suit a variety of skills and interests. Topics include Horsemanship, Problem Solving, Green Horse and Cattleworking Clinics.

Ben Longwell - Horse Training Videos

Training Videos

Online instructional video library for improving your skills in horsemanship and communication between you and your horse – available anywhere in the world!


Horsemanship Adventure

Week long clinic advancing practical horsemanship and equine communication skills while being involved with daily ranch operations such as working cattle horseback.


Private Contracts

These are intense educational weeks, with Ben working exclusively with client & horses at their property, customized to suit clients goals for horses or themselves. 

Ben Longwell - Horse Training

Horse Training

Natural trust based horsemanship training and ranch horse development to prepare every horse we work with to have a solid foundation no matter what equine discipline they will be involved in.

Ben, who is originally from Colorado, USA, is the horse trainer & clinician for True West Horsemanship LLC.

Our Online Video Library is an amazing resource containing a wide variety of subjects to further your education and partnership with your horse. For a low monthly subscription it is convenient and available to view anywhere in the world.