Steve Rother

I have traveled across the country over the span of multiple decades building my knowledge of horses and finding ways to impart that wisdom to the hundreds of people who look to me for guidance each year.  I was mentored by some of the greats, including Ray Hunt, and as a kid I used to bring my saddle to the sidelines of clinics and wait for the call to ride.

I worked with the BLM starting mustangs and showing them in front of crowds to bring better understanding of the breed...this was before the Mustang Makeovers became a thing...or perhaps I was one of the pioneers?

My search for a better understanding of the horse brought me many horses that were considered untrainable, some of whom were on their last chance.  My methods have never failed me, and I still have never come across the untrainable horse.  It is in their heart to be our partner, and if the foundation and bond is built properly, there is no way to fail.

I have created many horsemanship programs that help any horse and rider build their confidence together.  Both my One Ride Away and Horse Teacher University programs have helped people create stronger relationships with their horses and give people the tools they need to work through any problem they may encounter.  The methods I use and teach work for all breeds, within all disciplines, and I am dedicated to helping every rider, no matter their level of experience, get the partnership that they truly want with their horse.

I can provide you with the tools to help you communicate more effectively with your horse and be the leader that they need you to be, which will then allow the two of you to work in unison as a team.  If this is something that you have been looking for, or maybe something that you didn’t even realize that you were missing, Steve Rother Horsemanship is the place you need to be.  Who knows what amazing learning experiences may be just over the horizon, make sure to join the journey so you won’t miss any of the great opportunities we offer.  You may be only one ride away from having your horse be everything you ever wanted!

Steve Rother

Steve's 2021 Presentations

Preparing for Success from the Ground - Day 1

Learn the best groundwork warmup exercises that you can do to set your ride up for success.  Develop confidence in yourself as well as your horse as you test their balance and learn how to connect the lead rope to the feet.  This series will go over using different equipment, developing a good ‘whoa’ from the ground, and finding and fixing any holes in your horse’s foundation that are best discovered from the ground before you ever get into the saddle. 

Preparing for Success from the Saddle - Day 2

Learn how to test the balance of your horse from the saddle and prepare them for success in any discipline or activity you might choose to do.  From rein control to seat and leg position, we go over some of the fundamentals and how to teach your horse to respond to the smallest of cues.  From the rollback exercise that can be used to reduce spooky behavior and develop a good stop, to how to deal with sticky feet; this series will get you well on your way under saddle, developing a soft and willing partner, and show you how to give your horse purpose, rather than just teaching principles.