Lexy Nuesch Horse Training was established in December 2014 when I accepted my first "official" outside client horse: a two-year-old paint filly that I started under saddle.
I specialize in starting young horses under saddle while giving them a foundation that will allow them to continue in any direction & discipline. There's just something about a young horse with a clean slate & an infinite amount of potential to be tapped into. While I prefer to start young horses, I do take in horses to be given a foundation of groundwork, re-started, re-educated, or sold, also.
Located in the Sandhills of North Central Nebraska
LNHT is located just southwest of Johnstown, NE. The ranch is roughly 410 acres, with access to some of the neighbor's surrounding land that used to be part of the ranch not long ago. It's safe to say that the horses get to cover a great deal of country with the various pastures to ride in. The Plum Creek runs through the property & has proven to be a great experience for the horses & one of my favorite parts of the ranch as well. I have access to several miles of low traffic gravel roads that are ideal for a horse's first outing where they learn more about traveling in a straight line on a loose rein at all gaits. Horses also receive exposure to cattle while at LNHT. I place a fair bit of emphasis on groundwork & learning the basics through advanced maneuvers in the arena; however, once ready, my goal is to get horses out and about to experience as much as they can outside of the arena.
Having all of this in my backyard is just one of the factors that set LNHT apart from those who only have access to an arena or only to pasture riding.
Clinics, Fort Robinson State Park, & the Pierce Trail Challenge
I travel across Nebraska & some of the surrounding states putting on a handful of horsemanship clinics each year. When there's room on the trailer, client horses are more than welcome to tag along for some additional experience & some are used as a demonstration horse during the clinic.
One of my favorite places to ride at off of the ranch is Fort Robinson State Park near Crawford, Nebraska. Fort Rob is such a great place for client horses to experience whether they are going to spend their life as an arena horse, a working ranch horse, a kid's horse, or a trail horse.
I have also been making a trip every year back to my hometown of Pierce, Nebraska for the Trail Challenge during the county fair. It's great for the horses to experience the trail obstacles as well as the hustle & bustle of fair activity.
At LNHT, I take nutrition & the health & well-being of client horses very seriously. When horses arrive, they will be given Redmond Equine’s Daily Gold Quick Relief as a way to support the digestive system with the added stressors of being in a new location & beginning a new training regimen while jumpstarting the effects of Redmond Equine’s Daily Gold Stress Relief powder.
All horses will have free choice 24/7 access to a large round bale of grass hay in a HayChix hay net. Occasional turn out on grass is a possibility depending on the horse, other client horses, & the year. Client horse’s will also receive: Ramona Horse Feed, a really great balanced horse feed; Ramona’s Horse Power Supplement, a protein & mineral supplement; Redmond Equine’s Daily Gold Stress Relief Powder, a supplement that serves to balance the digestive system pH, fortify the animal with 68 minerals, draw out feed molds & allergens, soothe ulcers helping them to heal, & improve feed digestion efficiency; & Redmond Equine’s Rein Water, to encourage better hydration & electrolyte balance. Because of the very wet 2019, I will likely be supplementing our grass hay with D&D Nutrition's high-quality alfalfa cube/pellets in 2020, pending hay analysis results.
At the conclusion of training, horses will be sent home with a 10-day supply of the grain & supplements fed during training.
What Sets LNHT Apart from Others?
One big factor that sets LNHT apart from others is the way I structure my pricing. Instead of charging a monthly rate for training/riding whether a horse gets worked 30 days or 15 days a month, I charge by the day so that owners are only getting charged for the days their horse is worked. For example, if weather, ranch duties, or my clinic schedule only allows me to ride 15 days a month, that's the number of days that you'll be charged for, not 30.
I take pride in honest & frequent communication. When your horse comes to me for training, you can rest assured that you will be kept up-to-date with your horse's progress through general updates, photos, & videos. In 2020, my goal is to do a live session periodically with each horse via the Soloshot app or Facebook so owners can tune into to see what we're working on & how the horse is progressing. Horse owners will have the opportunity to download the Equilab app to their phone or tablet so that they can see data on their horse's rides on a daily basis.
I have also incorporated bi-weekly physical condition photos sent to owners. I understand how hard it can be to send a precious horse to someone else for training, whether you know the trainer or not! I want owners to have peace of mind & to ensure an open line of communication on all aspects of your horse such as nutrition, physical & mental well-being, & training progress!
With the training cost, I now include unlimited lessons at no extra charge while a horse is in training at LNHT & one lesson at no cost within four months following training. It is essential that owners be a part of their horse's training so that they can make the most of it once they get their horse back home. One of my favorite quotes is:
When a client comes to pick a horse up, I will walk into the pen to catch the client's horse unless a client is running short on time. Under almost no circumstances will a horse have been ridden before a client's arrival on pickup day. I will often pull the horses out in the morning for our last grooming session. This is my opportunity to spend a little more time with the horses as I will likely not see them again once they load up.
At the conclusion of training, I will be sending owners home with a 10-day supply of the grain & supplements that their horses received while at LNHT. Each horse will also have their daily training journal sent via email shortly after training concludes. This journal will detail the exercises worked on each day, the days a horse was not worked with, & other pertinent information.
Unlock Your Horse's Potential
Often, I see people with horses that are pushy & disrespectful, stiff as a board, &/or won't ride at all three gaits on a loose rein. It is possible that they may not even know that their horse has the potential to be respectful, soft throughout their whole body, & a joy to ride inside the arena & outside on the trails. By unlocking their own potential, horse owners have the ability to unlock their horse's potential & vice versa!
I enjoy leading those horse owners down that path so that their partnership with their horse can surpass their previous expectations!
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