“The fastest way to train a horse is to take your time.”
Jeff Becker has been involved in the Maryland horse industry all of his life. During this time, Jeff has trained numerous horses and students to compete successfully in local and rated company. He has also competed extensively himself.
Jeff's solid understanding of classically correct training methodologies has been formulated via his own training with many notable horsemen, including George Morris, Bob Crandall, Kim Stewart, Klaus Trawneczek and the late Denny Brown, among others.
Jeff espouses a strong work ethic and great respect and love for all horses.
Understanding the individual needs of the horses in his care, Jeff strives to tailor a program to bring out the best in each individual horse. The ultimate goal is to produce a sound, happy, and reliable partner. He believes in bringing horses along slowly with a great emphasis on flat work and balance.
With respect to students, the emphasis is on developing a true horseman, not just a rider. In addition to enhancing riding skills and techniques, lessons for the novice student include grooming and handling. For the advanced student lessons include equine psychology, riding theory, and veterinary care. Jeff believes that the most successful riders are those who understand and appreciate their horses not those who simply ride well.
Jeff specializes in building confidence in adult and young adult riders. Whether starting or returning to the saddle Jeff wants his students to learn and gain trust in themselves and their mounts as their skills develop and are refined. He is particularly helpful in assisting riders that have experienced fear related concerns.
Believing that goals are important, Jeff's students enjoy showing at local and rated shows in an atmosphere of comradery. Emphasizing the value of working together as a team helps everyone get better! By starting with small steps and working one's way up, there is no pressure to do what one is not comfortable doing.
Horses come first!
Individualized training packages and reasonable rates!
Putting together novice riders with safe and well trained horses allows Jeff to implement reachable goals!
Emphasis is on defining one's goals and implementing the best plan to attain this.