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Obstacle Course & Desensitization Training

      Have you seen the pictures and videos of our horses going over the obstacle course and thought to yourself "I wish my horse could do that!" or "Wow - those horses look so calm and relaxed!"?  We are excited to announce that Kitcat Canadians is now offering Obstacle Course and Desensitization training programs for horses that are over 6 months of age! ​We are also willing to work with older horses that need exposure or bombproofing, but please be aware that our program includes ground work only (No riding at this time).

 

   I (Catherine) am a 2008 graduate of the Minnesota Horse Training Academy with a diploma in Systematic and Psychological Horse Training and I have been working with horses off and on for over 30 years. I have completed many courses in equine behavior, equine body language, stable management, equine science, etc.

 

       Horses going through our Obstacle Course and Desensitization Program will be exposed to a variety of situations to help turn them into more willing partners. They will be taught to go out alone, trailer load, stand quietly tied, pick up their feet, and go up / over / through a wide variety of obstacles including bridges, tarps, tires, poles, logs, mattresses, cowboy curtains, mud, water,  etc. They will also undergo systematic psychological desensitization training to make them less reactive to new or scary situations. 

 

      Properly executed desensitization training does not make your horse shut down or dull - it actually makes them more in tune with their handlers, which improves their attitudes and makes them more trusting, willing, and eager to please. This type of training encourages horses to think rather than react which makes them much safer to ride later on in life.

 

**** We are only accepting a limited number of outside horses! ****

 

2024 Halter Training Rates  - Includes up to 2 weeks of board:

Basic Halter training for horses under 6 months of age - $450

Basic Halter training for  horses 6 months - 1 year of age - $600

Basic Halter training for horses over 1 year of age - $600 -$850 

 

2024 Obstacle Course and Desensitization Training Rates - Includes 30 days of board and your choice of Smile or Shake head No:

Desensitization and Obstacle Course training for halter trained horses under 1 year of age - $850 

Desensitization and Obstacle Course training for halter trained horses over 1 year of age - $950 and up - depending on the horse.

 

2024 Trick Training Rates - Board will be charged at $10 - $12 per day (depending on the horse):

Smile - $250 + Board

Count - $250 + Board

Shake head No - $250 + Board

Shake head Yes - $250 + Board

Kick a ball - $300 + Board

Roll a Barrel with nose - $300 + Board

Bow: $450 + Board

Park out for mounting - $450 + Board

 

Short Term Horse Boarding available for well behaved horses ( June - October only):

    We can care for your horse/s while you are away for the weekend, going on holidays,  etc.  Horses will be fed Timothy / Alfalfa hay cubes and have 24 hour access to fresh water. If your horse requires any type of special feed, medication, etc - it must be provided.  Horses must be up to date on vaccinations, deworming and have a recent negative Coggins test. 

 

Daily rates starting at $25

Weekend rates starting at $50

Weekly rates starting at $150 

     To view pictures of several other horses, colts, and ponies that I have trained over the years, please click on the gallery below:

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Kitcat Kyng Jett does some obstacles
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Kitcat Kyng Jett does some obstacles

Kitcat Kyng Jett obstacle course September 15, 2022
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Kitcat Kyng Jett obstacle course September 15, 2022

Courage Dokaï J-Roc doing obstacles on September 15, 2022
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Courage Dokaï J-Roc doing obstacles on September 15, 2022

Kitcat Kyng Journey - Canadian colt doing obstacles
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Kitcat Kyng Journey - Canadian colt doing obstacles

Kitcat Kyng Journey - obstacle course September 14, 2022
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Kitcat Kyng Journey - obstacle course September 14, 2022

Kitcat Kyng Jersey completing obstacle course September 6th, 2022.
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Kitcat Kyng Jersey completing obstacle course September 6th, 2022.

Kitcat Kyng Jersey going over all the obstacles just before turning 3 months old.
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Kitcat Kyng Jersey going over all the obstacles just before turning 3 months old.

Dixie being sacked out and led through the obstacle course on August 28, 2022.
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Dixie being sacked out and led through the obstacle course on August 28, 2022.

Dixie going over the obstacle course August 28, 2022
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Dixie going over the obstacle course August 28, 2022

Registered Canadian colt Kitcat Kyng Ivan goes over the obstacle course
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Registered Canadian colt Kitcat Kyng Ivan goes over the obstacle course

Ghost getting some desensitization training
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Ghost getting some desensitization training

Mountainview Kyng Deya desensitization training
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Mountainview Kyng Deya desensitization training

What horse desensitization can do for you!!
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What horse desensitization can do for you!!

3 month old saddlebred colt doing basic obstacles
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3 month old saddlebred colt doing basic obstacles

Kitcat Wyoming Krash obstacle course training on September 16th.
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Kitcat Wyoming Krash obstacle course training on September 16th.

4 month old Kitcat Wyoming Klutch doing the obstacle course  on September 20, 2023
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4 month old Kitcat Wyoming Klutch doing the obstacle course on September 20, 2023

Mountainview Kyng Embrea on the obstacle course
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Mountainview Kyng Embrea on the obstacle course

Mountainview Kyng Deya on the obstacle course
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Mountainview Kyng Deya on the obstacle course

Providence Brigand Autumn on the obstacle course
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Providence Brigand Autumn on the obstacle course

Registered Canadian horse colt Kitcat Wyoming Klutch does the obstacle course on September 9, 2023
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Registered Canadian horse colt Kitcat Wyoming Klutch does the obstacle course on September 9, 2023

LDR Ghost Roxi does the obstacle course on September 25, 2023
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LDR Ghost Roxi does the obstacle course on September 25, 2023

Prairie Creek Fonzorelli Kyng does the obstacle course on October 3, 2023.
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Prairie Creek Fonzorelli Kyng does the obstacle course on October 3, 2023.

Prairie Creek Fonzorelli Kyng on the obstacle course
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Prairie Creek Fonzorelli Kyng on the obstacle course

LDR Ghost Roxi obstacle course September 25, 2023
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LDR Ghost Roxi obstacle course September 25, 2023

Prairie Creek Fonzorelli Kyng goes over obstacles
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Prairie Creek Fonzorelli Kyng goes over obstacles

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