Category Archives: Local Horse Resources

Faith Training Center Free Horse Training Seminar

If you’re looking for something to do on Friday May 6th you should check out Faith Training Center’s Free Horse Training Seminar titled “The Well Trained Horse.”

Horse Trainer Hannah Barden will share useful information that will enhance any horse owner’s skill. Hannah’s focus at the seminar will be on how to train your horse basic ground manners and de-spooking techniques. You wont want to miss this important building block toward making your horse safe and dependable.

The start time for the seminar is 6:00 p.m. and you can stop by at 5:30 p.m. for a free meal. Make sure to bring a lawn chair for seating and you can even enter to win one month free board.

Seating will be limited so it is important that you RSVP! Go to www.facebook/faithtrainingcenter and “Like” their page. Leave them a message and they’ll reserve a seat for you! (Rain date: May 13th)

If you have questions contact Faith Training Center at (574) 340-3193 or email them at

Faith Training Center is located at 844 Oak Road in Lakeville, IN 46536.

September Rainbow Dressage Clinic

September Rainbow, Inc. will be hosting a couple of clinic this year with Dressage Clinician Maryal Barnett.

Here are the dates that we’ve seen so far April 16 and 17, August 13 and 14, and October 1 and 2.

There are limited spots available for the clinics so sign-up early. To sign up contact Elizabeth Grainger at 574-251-9694 or You may also contact Elizabeth if you have any questions about this event.

To learn more about Maryal Barnett and this upcoming event check out or

Horseman’s Clinic

If you’re itching to get out and start training early this year for upcoming shows then you’ll want to check out Kenneth Ecker’s Horseman’s Clinic that is taking place at Al-Bar Ranch on April 30th form 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This will be a great chance to get yourself and your horse tuned up for the spring. Who knows maybe you’ll even learn some new methods to become the combination team you always thought you could be.

Kenneth Ecker, who has 50 years of experience training and showing horses in a multitude of events, will be discussing and teaching throughout the day’s clinic. Here’s a quick list of things we know Kenneth will be talking about and working on:

  • Showmanship/Halter
  • Horsemanship (Lead Changes)
  • Reining (Turn Arounds, Sliding Stops)
  • Pleasure
  • Barrel Racing
  • Poles
  • English Equitation

There is a small fee for the clinic: (Registration will take place from 8:30-9:00 am. The morning of the event.)

  • $35 for individual training with your horse
  • $25 for observation of the days activities

For further information call 574-272-6677

Al-Bar Ranch Address:

55345 Fir Rd

Mishawaka, IN 46545

Find Local Horse Facilities

Ever wanted a quick easy way to find all the information you need for local boarding stables or training facilities. Then want no more.

We’ve compiled a list of places based on information we have here in the store. Currently you’ll find boarding stables, trail riding, riding lessons, and public arenas located on our blog under the local horse resource link.

If you know of more locations we are missing let us know. We’ll add them and update the list as we get more information. We even┬áplan to have local farriers, vets, and horse chiropractors be part of this list too.