Youth Trainers In Action!
Learn how youth from Northern Colorado get in on the training Action!
One of our commitments to the community is to provide education opportunities. Through our
youth programming, we are working one-on-one with the next generation of horse trainers. This
is a unique program where best practices in natural horsemanship are taught. The
transformation for both the horse and the trainer is remarkable. Each horse learns to trust
people and each trainer gains confidence in their skills and within themselves.
In 2020, Wild Rose sponsored two youth trainers to participate in the Mustang Heritage
Foundation Trainer Incentive Program; Leslie Townsend and her horse Winslow and Paige.
Tibbetts and her horse Payson participated virtually and won first and second place awards!
Both Winslow and Payson were adopted to new homes!
In 2021, Wild Rose sponsored 4 youth and their horses: Ellie Bruckert and Khonsu, Leslie
Townsend and Annie , Paige Tibbets and Raleigh, and Riley Kenline and Dynamo. Paige and her
horse finished in first place for the competition! Riley adopted Dynamo and both Annie and Raleigh
were adopted into their forever homes.
This year, we have four youth training two mustangs for the Meeker Mustang Makeover
Competition. Ellie Bruckert and Lynne Townsend are training Willow and Leslie Townsend
has paired with Kamyah Morrisette to train Juneau. Willow was adopted at the event and Juneau will remain with Wild Rose to start under saddle training when she is three.