in Kansas writes:
in April when I first contacted you, I thought
I had made the biggest mistake in my life in the
horse I had purchased. Not only could I not even
walk him with a lead rope, he was skittish, and
basically out of control. There is no way that
I felt comfortable even being around him.
well, it is a totally different story. After 6
months of you working my Quarter Horse, I still
can't believe my eyes. He is so well trained,
calm, and is basically the "dream horse"
I had always hoped for. I can't thank you enough
for what you have done with my horse. Please feel
free to have any customers contact me, if I hadn't
seen the difference you've made with my own eyes
I wouldn't believe it.
anyone out there is looking for the best horse
trainer around who truly has a God given gift
with working with horses, don't hesitate to contact
can promise you, you won't be disappointed. Patrick
in Maine writes:
I met Patrick three years ago at a clinic here
in Maine. His personality and knowledge of horses
had a lasting impression on me as I have a horse
that has been a bit of a challenge. When I attended
my first clinic with Patrick my horse had issues
with moving forward. Buddy would blow through
the bit at the stop, drop his shoulder around
corners, and turn and bolt when he spooked.
Within the first ten minutes of working with Buddy
and I, he helped me understand why Bud was doing
the things he was doing. (Obviously rider inexperience!)
He helped me gain control over his head and move
his shoulders to where I wanted them. Patrick
was very thorough in showing me, as well as, telling
me how certain techniques were done. If I did
not understand something, Patrick would find a
different way of explaining it so I could and
was more than willing to answer any questions
Although every trainer has their own techniques
that work, Patrick has shown me different ones
that my horse responds to immediately. He is great
with horses and has extreme patience. (With both
horse and rider!) I have more confidence when
I am in the saddle than I have ever had before.
I feel that Buddy and I have a better relationship
now and really enjoy our rides together. I look
forward to working with Patrick whenever he comes
in Kansas writes:
had a great experience with Patrick Benson and
Keith Hosman at their Kansas City clinic.
have taken the John Lyons magazines for some time
but had difficulties applying the techniques from
a printed page. In 3 days training of the Josh
Lyons Techniques, I understood the theories and
applied the exercises that Patrick and Keith demonstrated.
The trainers demonstrated on my horse and allowed
me to experience a ride on their horses, allowing
me to get the feel of what should happen when
the cues are given.
change in my horse and my riding ability was remarkable!
was physically and mentally challenging for me
and my horse but well worth the effort. My husband
attended as an observer and was also able to gain
valuable information. We can't wait for the next
opportunity! Thanks Patrick and Keith."
in CA writes:
had the pleasure of hosting Keith and Patrick
at my ranch in November. I was extremely impressed
with their training techniques. I am a loyal follower
of the John Lyons method of training and I enjoyed
the 're-fresher' training I received. Several
of my boarders participated in the clinic and
really learned a lot of usable techniques. They
told me how glad they were to have been a part
all were on a 'horse high' as they put it after
the clinic! We are all very much looking forward
to their return in April. They have the CobbleStone
Ranch 'stamp' of approval!"
in Maine and "Candy," the Overo that
now has "brakes" writes:
wanted to thank you both again for the wonderful
training session at Pen-Beth Farm. My confidence
has really improved since that day in September.
My deepest gratitude to you both for your patience
and for teaching me the skills I needed. Who knew
I would be relaxed and trotting by my own choice
by the end of our session! I thank my trainer
every day for encouraging me to work with you
looking forward to working with you both again
Brinson in North Carolina writes:
just wanted to thank you both (Keith and Patrick)
again for such a great clinic. You guys work well
together and helped me learn to do the same with
had hoped I would be able to pick up a few useful
tools for working with my horses but, I had no
idea I would take as much away from a two day
clinic as you guys gave us. Your techniques are
wonderful and your ability to present them to
the group so that we could understand them and
put them to work was truly magic.
we went into the class, it was obvious that the
horses and riders attending the clinic were all
at different levels and I was amazed at the transformation
of all horses and riders by the end of just the
first day. Even people attending the clinic without
a horse approached us and told us they could see
our horses "getting it."
really appreciate the amount of time you spent
on each horse your willingness to stick around
on breaks and after a class to help anyone work
through things they were having difficulty with.
As my horse and I show off our new clinic knowledge
around the barn, many are wanting to know when
you will be back so they can attend. Bleu and
I hope it's soon.
in Maine writes:
is a natural teacher and trainer, easily connecting
with the horse and rider. Before we began any
sessions, he asked me for "My goals"
for working with him. Now I practice all the routines
and exercises he used
during our lessons, because they are helping me
reach "my" goals for my horse &
myself. He is a perceptive and
sensitive rider, full of enthusiasm for his training