Ken McNabb

A lifelong cowboy with strong family values, commitment to patriotism and faith in Christ, Ken McNabb grew up in a traditional ranching community in the mountains of Wyoming.  This modern-day Roy Rogers knew from a young age that he wanted to help others. As a boy he was unsure of how he would achieve this, but it became crystal clear when he was 16 years old. Sitting in the audience at a horsemanship clinic, he knew within the first fifteen minutes that horsemanship and teaching was his calling. He knew all of his life that he wanted to work with people and horses and started studying horsemanship while still in junior high school.

His other passion has always been ranching & livestock production. In 2005, Ken started his own television show, Discovering the Horseman Within, which aired on RFD-TV and YouTube. In 2009, Ken partnered with Diamond Land & Livestock of Douglas, Wyoming to host the 1st ever Diamond-McNabb Ranch Horse Sale, now in its 15th year. In 2013, Ken was the recipient of the Telly Award for an educational program called “A Day in the Life of a Rancher” which aired on his TV show. Ken has spent the last 26 years traveling the United States from coast-to-coast teaching and hosting horsemanship clinics & events. He still carries with him the passion and conviction he had as a young boy. Living his life horseback has proven to be the ultimate way for McNabb to reach out to people and their horses.

Ken creates a unique environment where each horse is trained using gentle methods and the rider is coached to become their personal best. Ken’s faith in Christ, along with his commitment to strong family values and patriotism, help make him the kind of speaker/trainer people enjoy.

Together, Ken, his wife DeeDee, and their two sons Kurt and Trent live in Lovell, Wyoming, where they are dedicated as a family to teaching others to dream bigger, ride taller and live happier. They own and operate their own working ranch and prepare horses for the Annual Diamond-McNabb Ranch Horse Sale, which is in its 15th year.

Until Next Time, May God Bless the Trails You Ride ~Ken McNabb 

Friday, March 17th

Problem Solving with the bit-Developing a higher level of control
Developing a higher level of control to creating a soft and responsive horse
Horse Requirements: Ken will ride and work with a horse that must be already started under saddle and the owner would like the see their horse develop more softness, a higher level of control throughout their body.  Only one horse needed. Cost $75

Ranch Trail and Obstacles
Description: Preparing your horse for ranch trail competition/course, overcoming spooky obstacles and more.
Requirements: Ken will work with one horse that needs to be started under saddle and the rider would like to see their horse get more experience in prepartion for a ranch trail competition.No outside riders

Lecture Saddle Fitting
Description: Choosing a saddle that is right for your horse, addressing common saddle fit problems, identifying parts of the saddle, overview of padding, what REALLY causes dry spots, white or broken hairs and sores

Saturday, March 18th

Leads and Lead Changes-Understanding Correct leads and flying lead changes
 Ken breaks down the methods to e on the Correct lead and executing a flying lead changes
Horse Requirements: Ken will ride and work with a horse that must be already started under saddle and the rider would like the see their horse learn to pick up the correct leads or a horse that has already mastered their leads and is working up to a flying lead change.  Only need one horse. Cost $75

Cruise Control-Teaching your horse to stay consistently at the speed you choose
Ken shows techniques for teaching your horse to stay consistently at the speed you choose.
Rider Requirements: Riders wanting more control of their horse at the lope for a more  comfortable ride.  Horses must be able to walk, trot and lope (canter) under saddle.  Only one horse needed. Cost $75

Lecture: Understanding Bits- When & How to Use Them
Ken show the function and purpose of different bits, how they work, when to use them, and what not to do.  

Sunday, March 20th

Whoa Means Whoa- Creating the Perfect Stop
Description:  Teaching your horse to stop no matter what-Creating the perfect stop
Horse Requirements: Ken will use a horse that is already started under saddle and the rider would like to see their horse improve their stop.  This can be just for safety on the trail, to building on and mastering a sliding stop for a show situation. Cost $75/horse

Overcoming the Spook
Description: Ken will likely start on the ground and work the horse progressing into the saddle and using obstacles helps a horse overcome its fears.
Horse Requirements: Ken will use one horse that can be a “problem” horse or simply a horse that tends to be spooky under saddle going down the trail and needs confidence and courage built.  Cost Only need one horse. $75/horse