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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb. 22, 2010

    Default Good Young Horse Trainer in Dallas/Ft. Worth Area?

    I have a 4 yr. old Hanoverian mare that I've been able to work with sporadically. She is quiet under saddle and has had some professional training but hasn't been in consistent work for the past few months.

    I injured my ankle and need surgery (part of the reason I haven't been doing anything with my mare). I'll be off riding for quite a while as ankle heals and I go through rehab.

    I'd like to send my girl to a trainer during this time but I don't know who is really good in my area. I want someone who is gentle and will take it slow with her (mainly because she's physically out of shape).

    Any suggestions? I'd love recommendations based on personal experiences. I've heard too many horror stories about folks sending horses to trainers only to have the horse mistreated.

    Proud Native Texan!
    owned by 3 Cardigan Corgi's + 3 wonderful horses!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr. 25, 2003
    Orlando FL


    I would call Jan Walling and ask her about trainers in the area,

    She has a friend, Chantal Southam who I kept Phinn with for a few months while I was in the area and Chantal was quite good with the young horses she had, one of those quite, knowledgeable, talented riders who isn't really on anyone's radar.

    I can PM you Chantal's email if you'd like.

    I'd also ask purplnurple here on the board, she is very good with young horses too from what I've seen and also knows the area well. Same with Toadie's Mom.

    Good luck!
    Last edited by 53; Dec. 29, 2011 at 10:52 AM.

  3. #3
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    Aug. 27, 2009


    You have a pm.

  4. #4
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    Sep. 14, 2002
    Azle, Teh-has


    that would be me!!

    But I have no room right now.
    therefore I am no help.

    Kadi Eykamp is in our area now. (Keller)

    Or, Jody and Kim Taylor. They are a really laid back easy rollin family.

    I bought a trail horse from them this summer and spent some time at their farm. I have been area acquaintances with them for some time.

    Angela is just down the road from the Taylors.
    Angela would be a good one to send a mare to. She likes the mares. : )
    She's been listed on the Developing Riders too!

    located in Burleson at Curragh.

    nice place.
    Good XC field!

    That's were I would send my horse!
    Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!

  5. #5
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    Aug. 2, 2001
    Ft Worth, TX, USA


    PMs sent
    "Everyone will start to cheer, when you put on your sailin shoes"-Lowell George

  6. #6
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    Apr. 25, 2000


    Although she is not eventing-specific, Kathy Davidson is who I choose to work with any of my horses! PM if you'd like her contact info -

  7. #7
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    Feb. 22, 2010


    Bumping up and hoping for more responses/input.
    Proud Native Texan!
    owned by 3 Cardigan Corgi's + 3 wonderful horses!

  8. #8
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    Oct. 31, 2001
    Little Rock, AR


    Not in Dallas, but Meg Ferguson in Tulsa, OK is excellent! Your horse would be trained by Meg, and spoiled by her mom!

  9. #9


    Rebecca Brown is 15 minutes south of Dallas and trains horses as well as students as well. Very professional with lots of experience training young horses. I would definitely recommend her. I believe she has a website too. I can't think of anyone else who hasn't been said. Good luck, and sorry about your ankle!

    Here's the website:
    It looks like her Facebook has even more current news.
    Last edited by BrownieHorse; Jan. 4, 2012 at 10:19 PM. Reason: Adding a link.

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