Leland grew up on a ranch outside of Ola, Idaho where horseback
riding was a way of life. However, his parents had more kids than
saddles, and, as one of the youngest, Leland could see it was going
to be a long time before he got a saddle. He decided he needed to
understand horses, or he was going to spend a lot of time face
down in the corral.
The Ola Post Office on 11/1/97
|He's devoted his life to studying horses, training
horses, and finally to studying the horse/rider
relationship. Leland started giving clinics about 5 years
ago, first mostly dealing with "problem" horses. After
several well trained horses were brought back by their
owners, he changed tactics.|
||Since then, he's worked on his methods, developing and stressing
communication of the rider's desired actions.
Over the years Leland has attended clinics and seminars
given by such famous trainers as Pat Parelli, Ray Hunt, Dr.
Robert Miller, and John Lyons. He has taken his ideas,
compared them to others and developed his own special
techniques to teach riders how to "make the wrong thing hard
and the right thing easy." |