From Tara (& Shawn) Seabrook, Horse Folks & Customers, Cremona, AB.
When I decided to surprise my husband (Shawn – www.shawnseabrook.com - Lyons MasterTrainer) with a new horse as an anniversary gift, my first thoughts were "Who am I going to go to for some help and who would Shawn trust?" I contacted Ryan right away. As always, he was a gentleman, honest and willing to help. He answered my questions, made suggestions and also happened to have a little mare that he thought would be exactly what Shawn was looking for. Well, long story short, we purchased Cinder (Tidy Cinder Cat) and could not be more pleased with her. We would recommend Ryan to any of our friends or acquaintances looking for a great horse.
From Geoff & Angie Faulkner, Horse Folks & Customers, Scott Valley, California, USA.
You have a way with your horses that we don't see often enough in other people. It's all about the dollar with so many people but with you, you still see the spirit of the horse and the unlimited potential of the man/horse relationship; and it shows in your stock. Well done Ryan. We love the 2 horses we purchased from you, Morgan & Glo. Talk soon.
From Liz Cormack-Stout, 4H Light Horse Club Leader & Parent, High River, AB.
Hi again Ryan,
Our club members really enjoy - and appreciate - your feedback as a clinician & a judge. It is good for them to hear an unbiased opinion and get a little outside advice. Both years you have given my daughter, Carlynn, a couple of important specific tips to take home.
Earlier in the spring when you came and did a clinic with the 4H Club you took the extra time with Carlynn and Diamond to work on picking up the right lead. They have worked hard on this since that clinic, with good results (we did laugh when you specifically asked for a counter-canter in their English Pleasure class while judging Achievement Day!).
Carlynn's goals going into this show were fairly simple: to pick up the correct lead ('specially that right one), to keep her mare calm and quiet for her Trail pattern, and to complete the Hunter Hack class. Well, with your earlier guidance, she was able to pickup the correct lead (including her right!) in every class, both English and Western; completed a calm, clean Trail pattern; and aced her Hunter Hack class. That alone would have made her weekend, but her overall class performances placed her as one of the Reserve High Point winners!
We are very grateful to you for your advice and your time. Such seemingly simple things have given both the horse and the rider a wealth of confidence and a huge step up in building their partnership.
"Spent a wonderful afternoon visiting Fleetwood Farms' beautiful equines. The thought and the care that goes
into the breeding program is obvious, as the horses are not only physically attractive, but have great mindsets - not often
do you drive out onto the open range and have a whole herd of mares come right up to crowd around for a pat and
some attention! Loved that Ryan knew each member of the herd by name and pedigree. We'll be back - thanks Ryan!"
From Robin Knol, Millarville Saddle Sores 4H Member, Millarville, AB.
Thanks again for the amazing clinic the club loved it and learn a whole lot! The club will probably ask for you again for another clinic!
From Debbie Muirhead, Fernie Snow Valley Wranglers - Horsemanship Clinic Organizer
I heard things about your clinic like " loved it" & " he was great" & " when is the next one".
Don't let it go to your head, you'll charge us more ;)
Seriously though... when can we do another one with you?