The Horse Guru - Michael Gascon is a 5th-generation world-renowned horse trainer who is taking the equine industry by storm! He is the next big thing in the equine industry and he plans to make it to the top and stay there. He's known for training the untrainable, riding the unridable, and doing the impossible with horses all around the world as well as being a Champion Colt Starter. Although Michael has been titled the #1 Gaited Horse Trainer in the World due to his success with the Paso Fino breed (over 50 National Championships), his desire to make a difference in the equine industry and to become the best all-around horse trainer in the world has challenged him to advance his skills and specialties to be applied to any breed.
From a pony to a Percheron and anything in between, there’s no problem too big or too small, The Horse Guru can handle them all! Not only do his horse clients vary by breed and discipline, but his owner clientele varies by country, riding ability, discipline, and ultimate equine goal for their four-legged partners. He is also an equine viral video sensation and has over 300 MILLION views on his social media videos!!!
Michael’s 2022 Presentations
Horsemanship Retreat at Horse Haven in Poplarville - 27 min. 47 sec. Day 1 Horsemanship
Marci is battling breast cancer and comes to a retreat to gain confidence with her mare Leda. Leda was passed up previously by two different trainers for being overly sensitive, disrespectful, and spooky. Rick and Stephanie Neckerman attend the retreat to build confidence with their paso fino Bam Bam. Through the retreat his owners gained the confidence to handle Bam Bam and built a relationship of trust and leadership.
Clinic in Osteen, Florida. - 23 min. 26 sec. Day 1 Horsemanship
Michael colt starts quarter horse rescue filly Tina. Tina is too in the pocket and not respectful until Michael takes her through the Respect Series. Diane and Alisha bring Ria, a 7 year old mustang from a wild horse rescue center. Ria is explosive and resorts to bucking whenever she is asked to move forward.
Clinic in Goodells, Michigan - 44 min. 36 sec. Day 2 Horsemanship
Pam and Lee Anshutz attend the clinic with Dinero, their half walker half paso gelding. Dinero is flighty, dumped his owner, is spooky/disrespectful, and has difficulty giving into pressure.
Adrienne Dymesich brings Logan the Morgan Stallion. Logan has the habit of yelling and running backwards. His owner would like him to be a respectful stud that can go trail riding and compete in dressage.
Clinic in Troy, Illinois - 32 min. 47 sec. Day 1 Horsemanship
Lori Gottsacker brings Michael her gelding Zeke. Zeke has flipped over backwards in the past and has become so dangerous he is scheduled to be euthanized unless Micahel can fix his rearing problem.
Clinic in Shelbyville, Tennessee - 1 hr. 1 min. 5 sec. Day 2 Horsemanship
Java is a beautiful Tennessee Walker gelding who is spooky, reactive, and takes control whenever he is scared. Michael works with him and his owner Alissa to build his confidence and make him more respectful. Michael gets to work with Aurora, an all white Mustang mare. Aurora's owner, Shirlee Stevens, is her last chance for adoption. Aurora is undomesticated and Shirlee is an inexperienced rider who seeks Michael's help in getting Aurora started under saddle.
Clinic in Wichita, Kansas - 44 min. 25 sec. Day 1 Horsemanship
Michael works with Merlot, a 15 year old paint mare that does not give to pressure. Diamond is an unhandled filly that has not even been halter broke yet. Michael catches, halters, leads, and rides under saddle in the first session. Diamond's owners then decide to send her for 30 days of training in Poplarville.