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We Believe


By defining very clearly different  skill levels and what is required at each level, we can ward off against potential problems in the horse-human relationship

Vision

To blend classical riding with natural horsemanship techniques

Mission


To help people better care for, understand, and ride their horse through proper education of horse behavior and equitation. We believe that rider/handler error is the cause of many horse behavior problems, and thus seek to fix the issue at the source the rider/handler. 

Our 
Story

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Alex Tyson Grew up in a non-horsey family and initially took lessons once a week at the local riding stable; but by the age of twelve was breaking horses riding under the tutelage of a 7X World Champion on the Appaloosa Circuit.  

At eighteen Alex Became a CHA Certified Riding instructor, apprenticed with RFDTV's "Discovering the Horsemen Within"  Ken McNabb at nineteen, and was full time running a riding school at twenty one. 

Alex has been able to dip her toe in quite a few disciplines from hunter jumper, barrel racing, dressage, English pleasure, but her main talent lies in versatility competitions and Working Equitation, a combination sport of dressage, judged obstacles (EOH) and speed became a natural fit. 

Alex also has a heart for training feral horses, mustangs, and restarting thoroughbreds off the track. 

Alex has gotten two  top Five finishes at the Retired Racehorse Projects Thoroughbred Makeover, and has recently secured USAWE Central Zone Champion title on a BLM Mustang, Huckleberry Preacher. 

Alex Hopes to be able to show "Preacher" to the highest levels of Working Equitation and Western Dressage and in the process give hope to people on limited budgets that horse showing success can be obtainable with non- traditional breeds. 

Alex is the author of the book, Many Runaway Horses chronicling her misadventures as a youth rider, and how to laugh about it now but also avoid the disaster in the first place with older wisdom. 

Training and Education Highlights

In addition to her students accomplishments, Alex herself has:

-2023 USAWE Central Zones Grand Champion -Huckleberry Preacher

- 2023 Top 5 RRP Thoroughbred Makeover, Ranch Work- King's Point

2022  USAWE Eastern Zones Reserve Champion- Chex My Loaded Gun

-2022 MI Open Mustang Show Reserve Champion- Salva Una Vida

-2022 Cross Nations Cup Champion- Kiger Zapata KCA 

-2021 Top 3 RRP Megamakeover, Competitive Trail- Dantu

-2021 USAWE Region 5 Reserve Regional Champion- Chex My Loaded Gun

- 2019 WE United #2 American Rider, horse, and horse and rider combo at Novice B

- 2018 TCA award winner in Ranch work at RRP Thoroughbred makeover- Gold Room Scotty

-2013 Showme Holiday Showdown Bridleless Freestyle Winner- Cracker Jack

-2010 NBHA Youth Worlds Qualifier and Competitor- Mozene and Cheveyo

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2022 Eastern Zones Reserve Champion
Alex Tyson and Chex My Loaded Gun 
2021 Megamakeover Top 3 Competitive Trail
CANTER USA Award winner
CANTER MI represenative at MI horse expo.
Alex Tyson and Dantu
2021 USAWE Regional Reserve Champion Alex Tyson and Chex My Loaded Gun
2022 MI Open Mustang Show Reserve Champion
Alex Tyson and Mustang Fray
2022 Cross Nations Cup Champion- Alex Tyson and Kiger Zapata KCA
2023 USAWE
Central Zones Grand Champion

Alex Tyson and Huckleberry Preacher 
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2018 Throughbred Makeover TCA Award for Ranch Work


CHA Instructor

Instructors undergo a rigorous testing process with an emphasis on safety and their ability to manage a group of riders. Instructors must engage in continuing education to remain certified. 

Ken McNabbApprentiship Program Graduate.

Participants learn directly from Ken at the Powerhorn Ranch in Douglass Wyoming.


Graduate of the Western Dressage Association of America's " Train the Trainer's Clinic."   Equine professionals were instructed by the association, about what the judging standards and desired movements are for Western Dressage. This program was completed in Raleigh NC, 2014. 

Bridleless Freestyle

2013 Showme Holiday Showdown Bridleless Freestyle Winner


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