Creating the Well-Broke Horse
for All Riders, All Events
During his career of more than 40 years, Dean has started and developed horses of all breeds and all temperaments. He’s particularly skilled at training the western performance horse for events such as cutting, barrel racing, roping, and reined cow horse. Briggs, however, does not focus on a particular event. He concentrates on developing coordination and proper form. When the basics are right, Briggs says the horses he trains are prepared for success in any discipline, and they are what every horseman wants--the well-broke horse. “The beginning is more than a start,” Briggs says. “It’s everything because the foundation is always where you return to fix problems. And to get it right, the process just can’t be rushed.
More Team Sorting? Depends on Weather
Until the weather gives us some 30-degree or warmer temperatures, team sorting is on the back burner. We'll keep you posted. Wish we had more control over the weather.
A Rare Find
To get the details of this wonderful horse, go to our "horses for sale" page.
Here are three activities in the Dean Briggs Performance Training Program that can give you the competitive edge
Working with buffalo. This isn't just for cutters. It can be as slow or as fast as you want. We can take you in easy steps that both you and your horse will enjoy.
Mechanical Roping Steer: No you don't have to be a roper to benefit from this. We have found this is a great way to introduce your horse to tracking a cow, getting accustomed to noisy distractions, and guiding and reining better.
Barrel Racing: You don't have to go fast and you don't have to have aspirations of becoming a top barrel racer. This is just another way to introduce your horse to a new job and some work that will help his agility. And you might decide to become a barrel racer.
What's It's Like Riding at Jefferson Valley Equine Center?
....If you haven't been to the Jefferson Valley Equine Center, you might like to know what others who have the horse gene have to say about the program Wendy and Dean Briggs have developed.
“Regardless of your riding discipline, you’ll be impressed with Jefferson Valley Equine Center. About a year ago when I bought my dressage horse I started riding regularly JVEC. I wasn't sure what to expect riding dressage in a primarily roping/cutting arena. Dean informed me he uses dressage in his training and that if riders used basic dressage, there wouldn't be so many problem horses. I knew I had found a comfort zone.”
“One day while riding with Dean my mare kicked out when I asked for a right lead and sent me over her left shoulder. Dean pointed out my back was stiff, rigid as a board, which made it impossible to absorb the mare’s jarring movement. In a blink, Dean fixed a problem I don’t even know I had. Riding suddenly became easier and more comfortable. Pretty good feeling.”
“Our family has used the Briggs Equine Center for seven years. We have had colt starting & training; dental & chiropractic service, plus lessons. We own horses that have been bred and raised by them. They are responsible breeders, not traders. They are honest and professional in their dealings. We recommend them to anyone needing any or all of their services. “
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