Lasting Impression Horsemanship, LLC
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Lasting Impression Horsemanship, LLC
HORSE TRAINING SERVICES
Over 20 years experience, a passionate horse trainer and instructor that uses Natural horsemanship.
Building Trust and Confidence in Your Horse Through Training

Our training programs focus on building trust and respect between horses and riders, which is essential for a successful partnership. We strive to create a safe and nurturing environment where horses can learn and grow at their own pace.

Our 4 main rules when training are:

1. Keep yourself safe

2. Keep your horse safe

3. Have the horse learn in a relatively short period of time

4. Have the horse retain the lesson

The foundation of the bond developed between horse and rider is based on mutual trust and respect. Once this is established progress is made rather quickly and will last a lifetime. We keep the horse's well-being and safety in mind and with a previous licensed veterinary technician on staff you can be sure they get the best care.

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Signs Your Horse Is in Need of Training

Horses communicate through their body language and behavior. Here are some signs that your horse may need training:

  • Refusing to stand still while being groomed or tacked up

  • Struggles with basic commands, such as turning or stopping

  • Exhibits anxious behavior while on a ride

  • Disobeys cues from the rider or refuses to move forward

  • Demonstrates aggression towards other horses or people

If your horse exhibits any of these signs, we recommend enrolling them in our training program to help identify and address behavioral issues. Feel free to contact us to discuss your issues and prepare a plan.

Horse Training
Customized Horse Training
Personalized To You And Your Horse

Unlock the full potential of your equine partner with our specially designed training programs, catering to riders of all levels.  Your horse is brimming with untapped potential, and our Horse Training Programs are the key to unlocking it. Our dedicated trainers have meticulously crafted specialized programs that cater to riders of all levels, ensuring that you and your horse reach new heights in your partnership.

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Our Training Method

Our training program is based on Natural Horsemanship.  What is Natural Horsemanship? Simply put it is an understanding of the horse’s behavior, communication, and psychology, in their natural environment within a herd of other horses.  This allows us to provide custom-tailored training communicating in a manner that helps your horse learn and grow.  If you would like to get an appreciation of how a horse thinks and interprets the world, we highly recommend reading Clinton Anderson’s Philosophy book.  This will help you learn how to go about interpreting their body language and communicating effectively with them.

Why Choose
Lasting Impression Horsemanship

Lasting Impression Horsemanship is committed to providing the highest quality horse training services in Central Michigan and the surrounding areas. When you choose to train your horse with us, you can rest assured that they will be treated with respect, compassion, and be under the supervision of a seasoned veterinary professional. We understand how important your horse is to you, which is why we’re dedicated to helping you form a healthy bond with them that will last for years to come.

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Testimonials

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About the Instructor

Our owner and lead trainer, Janelle, was a Licensed Veterinary Technician from 2009-2023 when she decided to open her own Equine business.  Janelle has owned horses for over two decades.  Her passion for horses and admiration of natural horsemanship inspired her to create a profession that prioritizes communication between horse and rider. Janelle’s approach to training is something the horse understands and produces a willing partner.

It is important to Janelle that she learns as much as she can to be the best horseman she can be and does continuing education by attending clinics to expand her knowledge.  She strives to get fast, lasting results, and teach owners how to be a good leader for their horse creating the foundation for respect and trust and resulting in an incredible bond between horse and rider.

We partnered with Leland Creek Farms, a horse boarding facility in Brown City, MI, and offer a beautiful environment for horses to train in. All have, ample turnout space, large run ins, spacious stalls if desired, new fencing, heated automatic water, both dry lots and grass pastures, 24/7 hay, access to back roads, trails, fields, and a 60x120 indoor riding arena.  We work closely with the managers of Leland Creek Farms to make sure your horse is always safe and taken care of.

About Our Facility
Our Lifetime Training Guarantee

At Lasting Impression Horsemanship, we stand behind our training programs. That’s why we offer a lifetime training guarantee that ensures what the horse was taught while in training with us. Our clients receive ongoing support and can continue to have lessons, even after the training is finished by setting up lessons for a discounted price of $50/hr up to 1yr after training.  We will happily continue helping you after that at the regular rate of $60/hr.  If you start having trouble with your horse on anything taught while in training, contact us ASAP. We will evaluate the horse and provide additional training at no extra charge if lack of training is determined as the cause— you will only be responsible for the cost of boarding $20/day.

Training Fees

Cost for training and boarding ranges from $1100-1450/month

Depending on the number of months committed and risk associated with working with the horse will determine the cost for training.  Some training will require a 3 month minimum commitment such as colt starting as well as some behavior corrections.  For a more accurate estimate contact us to discuss your issues and goals.   All tune ups are $750/month no matter the commitment.  

Training cost    

1 month: $950/month

2 months: $850/month

3 months: $750/month 

 Contact us to verify cost since it is largely based on difficulty

Training can be customized to fit your needs/budget.  On average cost is $40-45/hr training but can vary depending on risk associated with working with the horse.  Contact us to discuss your goals and create a plan to achieve them in a budget you can afford.

  • PASTURE BOARD WITHOUT GRAIN: $350/MONTH

    • Unlimited access to round bales and pasture grazing (season and weather dependent)​

    • Owner may provide and feed their own grain.  Grain will not be fed or provided with this option.

    • Large shelters in pastures

    • Automatic heated water troughs in all pastures

    • Fly spray application (owner provided)

  • PASTURE BOARD WITH GRAIN: $400/MONTH

    • Unlimited access to round bales and pasture grazing (season and weather dependent)​

    • Large shelters in pastures

    • Automatic heated water troughs in all pastures

    • Up to one full scoop of grain provided (Tribute Kalm EZ or Tribute Seniority)

    • Feed owner provided supplements

    • Fly spray application (owner provided)

  • FULL CARE STALL BOARD: $500/MONTH

    • 12X11 indoor stall

    • Unlimited Hay in HayChix Haybag/Round bales and grass pasture grazing during turnout (season and weather dependent)

    • Fresh Water

    • Stalls cleaned 6 days per week

    • Extended turnout options

    • Large shelters in pastures

    • Up to one full scoop of grain provided (Tribute Kalm EZ or Tribute Seniority)

    • Feed owner provided supplements

    • Fly spray application (owner provided)

Boarding options:

Fulltime Training and board includes:

  • Hay and water twice per day and any provided grain or supplements fed once per day if elected.  

  • Five hours per week of training (generally about 1 hr/day but may vary). 

  • Any veterinary or farrier care is to be covered by the owner, but the trainer is willing to hold the horse for the process at no additional cost since it is considered part of training.

  • We monitor the body condition closely and adjust the food ration to compensate for the additional calories needed due to the training.

  • We will keep in contact with you throughout the process and inform you if or when more food is needed.

  • 2 one hour lessons with the horse and owner per month are included. Although more are recommended and can be purchased for an additional cost at the rate of $50/hr.

  • We will send pictures and videos with updates on how your horse is progressing and can expect weekly updates.

  • Ensure the owner has been taught everything the horse knows prior to leaving.

  • Honor a lifetime guarantee of what was taught to the horse while in training with us.

Payment is required prior to services rendered and are due on the 1st of each month.

Due to the high standards we hold ourselves to we only take a limited number of horses at one time so contact us to reserve your spot with a $400 non refundable deposit.

If you are certain you would like your horse trained by us we highly recommend putting a deposit down to hold a training spot and quote, since we book up quickly.  Your spot can always be pushed back if needed.  With the consistent, impressive, and rapid results we get time and time again and our reputation growing our rates will increase and we will continue booking further out.If you are certain you would like your horse trained by us we highly recommend putting a deposit down to hold a training spot and quote, since we book up quickly.  Your spot can always be pushed back if needed.  With the consistent, impressive, and rapid results we get time and time again and our reputation growing our rates will increase and we will continue booking further out.

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If you are looking for a reliable and experienced horse trainer in Michigan, look no further than Lasting Impression Horsemanship. We want to help you achieve your equestrian dreams, so contact us today and experience a training program that really works!

Lasting Impression Horsemanship LLC 

"If you want something bad enough you will find a way.  If you don't you will find an excuse." 

-Clinton Anderson

Lasting Impression Horsemanship, LLC, uses Natural horsemanship to create bonds with your horse from mutual respect and trust
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