Horsemanship Program

Complete Listing of Classes for 2019 here

I am proud to offer these classes and workshops for 2019, helping folks to navigate their journey with their horses by honoring the proven, humane methods of master horsemen like Tom and Bill Dorrance and Ray Hunt.

Horsemanship is building skills that foster the horse/human partnership.  The Better Deal Horsemanship program facilitates a safer, happier & healthier relationship between horses and their people.  If you have been searching for a real understanding of the horse, this program will give you that.

The program teaches a humane standard for the care, keeping, and training of the horse that is guided by understanding how the horse communicates in nature.  By understanding the horse, you will learn to meet him where he is at, and let go of unrealistic expectations.  The classes allow you to face your fears and anxiety around difficult situations with your horse.  In a controlled, supportive environment, and through understanding, you will cultivate courage, peace, creativity, and joy in the moments you spend with your equine partner.

The program is designed to reward your investment of time, work, and money by maintaining consistent opportunities to grow your knowledge and improve your skills.  I offer no quick fixes, and this work demands time and consistency.  After completing 2 yrs. of study you will have a much more rewarding relationship with your horse and a deeper understanding of what he needs in order to give you what you want.

I look forward to seeing you in 2019!



This 4 class course is the place to start. The course covers the nature of the horse as a species, his culture, his language, terminology, the approach, the methods, foot work, and the basic skills used in training your own horse. Using powerpoint, photo and video examples, this classroom approach allows for a full discussion of the basics of Margaret’s approach to horsemanship during the chilly winter months!



The workshops are limited to 6 participants. Unlimited auditor space. Workshops are held spring through fall in series of 4. Spring workshops focus on getting you and your horse started and setting goals for the coming season. During the summer and fall the workshops focus on building skills, footwork, trail obstacles, riding patterns and drill team! Workshops are held on Saturday mornings 10am-12pm at the ranch.


This is a fun potluck and bonfire gathering to end the season. Friends and family are welcome.

CLASSES – WORKSHOPS – LESSONS – EVALUATIONS are all available either at the ranch or at your facility. For more information, to schedule a program at your facility, or reserve a space for classes, contact Margaret at