Mark Lyon was raised in Nebraska and grew up in town but always dreamed of riding good horses and being a cowboy. While growing up he developed problem solving, thinking outside the box and relationship skills he would find necessary with horses. His horsemanship study led him to seek out Buck Brannaman, Martin Black, Peter Campbell and was blessed to learn from these and many other great horsemen, and discovered that the Vaquero style suited his style of riding the best. The Vaqueros took the practicality of getting the job done in the real world while incorporating the style, grace and finesse of Dressage and combining them into an art that was beneficial to the horse and human. In 2004 After learning from many clinicians and developing his horsemanship he started training horses full time for the public. In 2008 he won the Fort Worth Mustang makeover, followed by reserve in the Smackdown at the Sun Circuit in Scottsdale, he won several competitions in Ranch horse versatility, Ranch roping, Cowboy mounted shooting, colt starting, and Liberty. He continues to study how to be a better horseman and strives to learn a different equine activity each year. He now tours the USA and overseas teaching clinics, training horses and starting colts in the summer and spends the winter teaching, and training at home in Texas.
Friday: Trailer Loading
Description:Loading and unloading horses from a trailer safe and helpful exercises to help your horse learn how to load and unload in a trailer along with tips on traveling safely with your horse.
Requirements: Need 1 or 2 horses that are difficult to load or unload from a trailer.
Saturday: Getting Your Horse Ready to Work Cows
Description:We will focus on the maneuvers needed to work a cow and how to teach your horse to do them well. Tips on how to practice and improve your skills even if you don’t have cattle to practice with.
Requirements: Looking for one or two riders that what to learn how to work a cow and horses that are just starting to learn to work cattle.