Michael Gascon

Michael riding free

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!!!

You can find him on his website at www.gasconhorsemanship.com or on social media to learn more about his programs.

Michael’s Clinics

Friday AM: How to get a balanced gait
Description: Learn the do’s and don’ts of properly setting your horse up to gait properly. Four horse and riders needed.
Requirements: Any participant with any gaited horse with issues maintaining a proper gait. Cost $25/rider.

Friday PM: How to get a spooky horse to act like a brave horse.
Description: Turn your spooky horse into a brave heart and have confidence going anywhere. One horse.
Requirements: One horse and handler that as a horse that is spooky. Cost $25 for the session

Saturday AM: Preparing any horse for obstacles and trial.
Description: How to set your horse up for success to cross any obstacle and set out on any trail. Accepting two horse and riders.
Requirements: Any horse and rider looking to get better on trail and obstacles. Cost $40/horse and rider.

Saturday PM: How to make your hot horse into a puth Buftori.
Description: Learn how to take your Go Go Go horse and make them a Whoa, Whoa, Whoa horse. Accepting one horse.
Requirements: Horse must be broke to ride but is hot, antsy, won’t stand still, always wanting to go, go, go. ANY BREED is Accepted. Cost $40 for horse and rider.

Sunday AM: Fixing trot/pace in your gaited horse.
Description: How to find a natural gait by collecting any issues of pacing or trotting. Accepting 4 horse and riders.
Requirements: Gaited horses with trot and/or pace issues. Cost $50/horse and rider.

Sunday PM: The next level- Total body control.
Description: Ready to take your horse to the next level? Learn advanced maneuvers and how to introduce them to your horse. Accepting 3 horse and riders.
Requirements: Horse must be ready to start learning more advanced western maneuvers (no gaited horses). Cost $50/ horse and rider.

To apply to ride in Michael’s clinics, please click here to go the the Clinic Rider Application.

Michael’s Lecture and Presentation Topics

Friday: Training tack explained
Description: From bits and bosals to mechanical aids, learn the differences and purposes of common training tack.

Saturday: Grade school for horses
Description: From hello to respect, learn all the steps to creating a successful foundation for your horse.

Sunday: Safe and Secure knots for horses
Description: Learn how to successfully tie 3 everyday knots to make your horse “actually” stay tied.