Whinny Farms: Horse Training - Home of the Foundation Education!

Whinny Farms:

Horse Training Services

38434 Hwy 20 E., Burns, Oregon, 97720

(541) 493- 2232

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We believe that you need to build a trustworthy & solid relationship with your horse to bring out their very best!

This is established in our "Foundation Education" Training program!!   

Our Training Services

*All Breeds of Horses and Mules are accepted in our training program*

Our Goals

We take great pride in educating good horses and helping riders acheive their goals.


Our Goals are to:

1. Establish a good foundation and build on it.

Once the Foundation is in there - anything is possible!

 2. We want to build a good long lasting, trusting, respectful, and working partnership between horse and rider.

3. Make new friends and happy customers.

4. Make it worth the time and effort. 

Pictures & Web Page

We will be taking pictures and videos of your horse in training.
You can view your horses training photos and videos on the webpage that is created just for them!
Found at the In-House and Training Gallery (where their pages are moved to after training).

 Our Daily Routine Pamphlet

When becoming a client we will send you home with a pamphlet called our "Daily Routine". In this pamphlet we will describe what we do every day before we train and or ride. Itís a check list and notes to help you take over where we left off. Between viewing, handling, pictures, videos, and the pamphlet you should have a better understanding and confidence when you get home and continue training, riding, and general handling of your horse. 



We will post your horses training videos on their webpage for easy viewing. If you would like them on a CD to take home with you for future reference, just let us know and we will be happy to provide it FREE of charge!


Our Methods:

We work hard to gain the trust and respect of  the horses we are training.
We work with the horse's mind, at the horses speed & teach them to learn, respect, & trust in us for all their needs. 
 We've developed many different tehnique's that will bring positive results in every horse.

 We have many years experience educating wild pedigree'd, and wild BLM horses as well as the back yard spoiled pets of all ages.

All of our techniques are taught through balance and body language using gentle, humane and respectful methods of softening the mind and body.

We will educate your horse and share these methods with you.

Our Guarantees:

We cannot guarantee any horse to be solid, or bombproof in their training when leaving us. Those guarantees do not realistically exist in the equine world, and their training is NEVER over, finished, or complete. There is always more that can be done or achieved.

Horses have minds and attitudes - just like people. Some are naturally good-minded and others are not. Some are slow learners, and others learn fast. Some horses even have mental problems and/or handicaps for one reason or another, and may always require special help. Some may not even be good candidates for riding. We promise to be honest with you about your horses level of ability, physically and mentally. We want this to be a successful partnership.

Horses are always testing each other and us to see what they can get away with. The goal there is to work their way up the ranks to the dominating position in the herd. They will transfer this need to dominate (or be dominated) to their relationships with people.

We, as their trainers, must develop and maintain the dominating position through proper leadership skills, in turn developing a trusting relationship. They WILL test us all the time to see if we are still their leader. It is our job and your's  to know when they are testing us, and quickly correct them.

When you come and pick up your horse, expect them to test you quickly. (They have already tested us, and know their position in our ďherdĒ). They NEED to know if they are obeying you, or if you are obeying them. Make it very clear who is the leader, and this can be done by simple body language. If you donít notice them testing you, they will quickly pick up on it, and this will start the process of their pushing for more and more dominance over you until you again have little or no control over your horse or his respect. Itís up to you to take a dominating role as we will show you in our lesson programs, or with visitations and pick-up of your trained horse.

We Guarantee: to show you how we keep the dominate role through our pictures & videos.
We Guarantee: we will not force, intentionally cause pain, or rush any horse to get them trained.
We Guarantee: to try to get them as far as we can in their training while they are here with us.
We Guarantee: to take good care of your horse and deal with any problems that come up on a first priority basis.

Our Services

Halter Training

 Lessons include: Catching, Haltering, Leading, Tieing, Trailer loading, some De-Spooking, and picking up their feet.
First hoof trim (if needed) may incur a farrier fee of $45.00

At the end of training we will demonstrate what we have taught your horse, their personality quirks (if any) and how to best handle them.

Saddle Training


We start all horses in the foundation work needed to go on and be successful in the events they are best suited for.

We teach a horse to be supple and responsive to our body language: seat, legs, hands, posture, and move in a collected manner so they can go on to have careers in performance arenas.

We teach horses to move their feet collectively to alleviate anxiety and fear.

We seek to stimulate a horses mind with new things & test their responses by adding obstacles and situations during their training such as logs, various jumps, water, tarps, dogs, equipment etc.....

From prior riding in the rough country, we feel it necessary to develop both sides of your horse with mounting and dismounting in case you ever need to get on/off your horse in a tight spot.

We will teach your horse to walk, trot, & lope with collection in mind.

We will be working in an indoor arena, progressing outside as soon as they are ready.


 BLM Wild Mustangs


We are a BLM Approved Holding & Training Facility!


Ruidoso Mysterioso - Kiger Mustang Mare

Visit Rui's Page


Pick out your favorite horse, send it to us (or we'll haul it for you), train it, and you can enjoy your new equine friend!

Visit our Mustangs page for more info.



Hoof Trimming - Training


This 2yr old colt was just halter trained...

And has learned to stand nicely for the farrier...


We have studied horses feet for many years from wild to domestic and have many years experience at trimming them for barefoot riding. With an understanding that not all horses can go barefoot, we can also shoe them for you. We will teach your horse and you to pick up their feet safely and stand nicely for the farrier.

We like them to stand nicely tied and/or out in a open area with or with out an extra handler.


Horsemanship and Rider Apprentice Programs

Interested in building a lasting relationship with your horse?
Longing for a leadership role that leads to your success with equines?

Consider our Apprenticeship program!
(taylored to suit your individual needs)

We teach horsemanship starting from the ground up - with a huge emphasis on safety.

We teach the individual to better understand the horse from the horses point of view.

Past accidents or fears?
We will work with you to develop confidence and help you to overcome/reduce these fears and obstacles that stand between you and your dreams and help you to be better prepared when the unexpected happens.
Rebuild your confidence in handling, trusting and riding your horse.

Individual Fees:
$20-per hour, or
$100-per day with our horse
$150-per day with your horse (may include horse training)

We will consider applications for Live In Apprenticeship Programs and they run $1200-per month.
Our facility is drug-free with no tolerance of such.

The apprentice programs are tailored to each persons needs. We work with you privately. We will be sharing horsemanship skills and safety starting from the ground up. 

Every program includes:


Understanding the horse from the horseís point of view in a wild and domestic environment.

How to get that mental connection between you and your horse working for you.

Gaining trust over fear for you and your horse.

(Home of the "face your fears" challenges)

Building respect from your horse.

Behavioral issues and more.

Training Program: (instructor Kandy Hall with Katie Hall)


  2. Safety 1st
  3. Building a Foundation from the ground up.
  4. Training to halter and saddle.
  5. Behavioral issues.
  6. Round penning.
  7. Working in balance using a Picadero.
  8. Trail
  9. In-Hand Ground Work
  10. Lunging & Driving
  11. Working through attitude.
  12. Working through spooks.
  13. Working through obstacles.
  14. Working with your horseís feet.
  15. Collection of your horse under saddle.

    These are just some of the topics and programs offered.

  17. Email us and we can discuss what level of experience you have and what your needs are.

FREE Demos!

We offer FREE demonstrations (private mini clinic) with your horse at our barn during their training period. If you would like to schedule a demo, please write, email, or give us a call!

Additional Training Services

Behavioral problems - Trailer Loading

Packing Horses

Self Defense

Stallion, mare and reproductive training and handling.

We have many years experience at handling and training Stud horses and mares for breeding. We can work with your horse and teach them how to respect you when it comes time to handle them and breed. We can also teach you how to better understand them, and be safe when the season comes around and its time to handle them.



It is extremely important for you and/or your handler to be here the day your horse leaves so we can demonstrate your horses' training experience with you, and assist you with the handling of your horse,
(particularly the Wild Mustangs, and Re-habilitation projects).

Not showing up to learn about your horse and how to handle it properly
may have a negative impact on your results with your trained (or re-educated) horse once you are back home without a clue how to get the same positive results we did from your horse! 

At the end of the Training Course, we will discuss and demonstrate what your horse has learned, and what they still need worked on.


You will be responsible for all fees owed at the end of training at the time of departure.
We keep an online journal with videos on all horses for future reference if needed.

Training does not include any special needs such as supplements, vet care, shots, worming ect.


It's important to know your rights and the law.

The Oregon Equine Law

Thank You


Find us at "The Big Red Barn", mile marker 147, HWY 20 East, Burns Oregon.

Call (541) 493-2232

Email: whinnyfarms@centurylink.net

Whinny Farms:Stallion Station
38434 E. Hwy 20
Burns, Oregon 97720

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