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 horseman and clinician, before moving back to USA in 2022 and is now settled near Pendleton, Oregon.

Working with a wide variety of breeds & equine disciplines, plus a passion for truly understanding the horse and the tradition of the Vaquero Bridlehorse, has given Ben a solid versatile foundation in the equine world and has been the base for teaching better horsemanship 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, On The Trail Horsemanship, Ranch Adventure,  Cattleworking Clinics and more.

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 Ranch Adventure

Week long clinic based on a working ranch/station, 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 where Ben works exclusively with clients & their horses at their property. These weeks are customized to suit the 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 was born & raised in 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.