To start we will never claim to be professionals, every horse is a new book we will do our best and keep in contact through the whole process we try to call on Saturdays. We do carry liability Insurance.
BLM TIP TRAINER
Biggest Role Models:
Buck Brannaman and Ray Hunt. I Inspire to one day be half of what they are.
Blair Lonneke grew up in a small town in Colorado as one of the kids always thinking ahead and about what she could do or be. She always loved and wanted to work with horses. Constantly around them, she was natural at riding. In 2004 Blair started to show with some friends and her career in horses began.
In 2005, she had the opportunity to get her first horse. Showing became a reoccurring event in English, Western, and Rodeo. The things she learned, she took home and practiced with her own horse. The year 2008 brought competition picking up in the show and rodeo world. Then in 2009 she became involved in the 4-H horse program. In 2010 she graduated from Pickens Technical College as a certified Vet assistant.
Training horses become her passion. As each year grew, so did she. Blair turned her training into a business in 2012. It’s been a learning experience each and every day. Each horse has their own personality and one must learn to handle each horse individually. Blair’s knowledge is always increasing and she’s forever open to new ideas. Her focus is on safety, respect, and softness. Horse and rider growing together as a team is her goal. Working with mustangs is a big specialty.
Superior training that starts with a foundation on the ground, developing a lifelong partnership. Horse training must be done with clear communication without fear. Blair employs a combination of leadership, trust, and respect. Each horse is different and reacts differently to pressure. Horses learn by the release of pressure and that takes feel and timing. Starting with a firm foundation of groundwork (progressing through saddle work), maintaining good communication with the horse throughout the process, and gaining respect and trust through gentle yet firm re-enforcement of graduated lessons are the techniques used. These techniques are also communicated to the owner so the lessons learned by the horse can be maintained. Sending your colts and fillies to Blair assures a positive outcome for both horse and owner. Gentle hands, voice, and touch are always used. Letting the horse decide the better choice by simply showing them what we want and waiting on them for the response. Using feel to ride the horse is a must, progresses as the horse is ready, and listening and adapting to how the horse responds to humans. Liberty training is the basis of all training.
Blair teaches individuals and/or groups for both horse and rider. She teaches riding as a team and partnership between horse and rider. Blair uses balance, lightness, suppleness, confidence, and communication as tools of both teaching and learning. Learn to ride with your seat and legs, to think about your riding, to communicate with balance, and not to rely on balance through stirrups and reins. Learn to ride in a light balanced manner leading to the development of a clear line of communication. Horses are looking for three things from the rider, 1) leadership, 2) patients, and 3) clear communication. Blair teaches beginner through advanced.