"Often Imitated, Never Duplicated"
Van Bert Farms is accepting horses to train for the competitive trail, the pleasure trail and for the show arena. Van Bert Farms has 57 years in the horse industry. Van Bert Farms is a complete equestrian horse training facility established in 1965, it is a family owned and operated facility that takes pride in the horses and trainers. Whether you purchase one of our fine horses or bring us one of your own, our trainers will work to bring that horse to it's fullest potential. Whether for the trail or the show arena our trainers ride year round, in all weather making sure your horse receives the best care and training in the industry. Van Bert Farms staff proven trainers of World and International Champions and Grand Champions, bringing decades of experience to the barn every day.
|Philosophy of Training|
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A horse's training at Van Bert Farms starts shortly after birth with handling and exposure to different elements for several months. Hands on work begins before a weanling leaves it's mother's side. Van Bert Farms' trainers claimed the top five spots in the UMH Weanling division World trail obstacle obedience class. As yearlings and 2 year old, horses learn the cues on the ground which will prepare them for introduction to a saddle, bridle and rider. If a Mountain Horse has been prepared correctly, starting them under saddle is usually a gentle process. A saddle is slowly introduced to the horse and then, when the horse is ready, a rider's weight and shift in the saddle is added. A halter bridle is used initially, until the horse is comfortable with turning left and right, and has learned to start and stop with proper cues. For further training of headset, a bit is introduced, but only after a qualified Equine Dentist has made sure there are no dental problems and wolf teeth are removed. After a horse has shown consistency in gait barefooted, he/she is shod by an experienced gaited horse farrier with keg shoes only. No artificial training aids are used at anytime during the horse's training. Many horses still in a halter-bridle and unshod will have very consistent, smooth and even gait. As with people horses have special talents. After several months of training an evaluation may reveal that some horses are more suitable for the show ring and others more suitable for the trail. Most Mountain Horses have the ability to be great at both. We believe our trainers give every horse,"it's best chance to be the best it can be".
VAN BERT FARMS would appreciate the opportuity to help you find or train the horse that would best suit you!
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Training and Boarding Fees
Boarding with Training: $700 per month
Boarding only : $300 per month outside
$350 per month in stall
Mare Care: $10 per day outside
$15 per day in stall