Have you ever wondered what it would be like to leave that office or sales job and follow your true passion? Have you ever wondered if you have the skills and knowledge necessary to do a great job with other peoples horses? Make an appointment to come to the ranch and talk to MG to see if you’d like to Join us is our mission here at Gascon Horsemanship Academy of training great horses and teaching humans to have Crystal Clear communication with their horses.
Michael Gascon operates one of the Finest Equine Sciences Courses in the world today. Every single instructor is either a Grand National Champion or World Champion in his or her specific equine discipline. Each instructor here has made a successful career in the equine industry and can show you how to do the same first hand!
Gascon Horsemanship Academy is a FULL IMMERSION learning center where you will eat, sleep, live, and Breathe Horses.
Learn about horses!
Our fantastic instructors will teach you everything you never knew you didn’t know about horses and working in the equine industry. We start the morning with feeding and care of the Ranches stabled show string and turn out rotation begins right after breakfast. We clean stalls and begin the daily work of grooming, tacking, and training the horses on the schedule for that day.
Gascon Horsemanship academy is educating the professional horse man and women of tomorrow and to that end our philosophy is “There is nothing like jumping in and getting your hands dirty to teach you what it takes to be a winner!”
Come prepared to learn Professional Equine management :
- Feeding regiments and why we feed what we do
- Equine supplements (are they needed and which ones)
- Equine vet care (with regards to basic stable management)
- Finding a great equine vet
- What you should have in an equine emergency kit
- Stallion Management
- Care of Mares in foal
- Foaling problems and what to do
- Proper grooming and washing of horses (there’s more to it than you think)
- Tack selection for each horse
- Proper biting techniques (The art and the science)
- Natural horsemanship techniques
- Colt starting the Gascon way (gentle)
- The importance of making every horse you train a good horsey citizen
- you will learn to “Read” the horses
- learn to have crystal clear communications with any horse
- Working behind other trainers
- Safety Techniques for handling difficult horses
- Safety techniques for handling breeding stallions
- Pedigree and breeding for Paso Fino’s and Quarter horses for those interested
- Farrier work explained and how to know if you have a good Farrier or not
- Equine marketing and sales (This will make you or break you)
- Traveling with horses and their special needs on the road
- Showing and managing horses at big events
- Selling horses at shows and at nationals (how its different than home sales)
Gascon Horsemanship at Horse Haven
The Gascon Horsemanship Academy is housed on a state of the art, successful horse training facility.
Michael Gascon and family have been winning World, National, and Grand National championships every single year for the past 40 years.
We are the leading gaited horse breeding and training facility in North America and have a stable full of Home bred and trained Champion Paso Fino’s to prove it.
Come Join us!
Learn firsthand the secrets of 400 years of professional horse-people. Come discover exactly how the MAGIC is made, and see if you’ve got what it takes to be called Champion!!!
Our Current class schedule offers 4 options:
- Equine Brush up is a review of safety protocols and a Brush up on whatever skills you need to work on
- Intro Course is a 2 month overview of life as a professional horse trainer and will enable graduates to obtain employment in driving and Colt breaking upon completion
- Professional Horse-Trainer course is a 6 month class covering all the above and more
- Intern is a Position filled after graduation from the academy for our best and brightest