I am Bobby Passons. I have been training horses for over 20 years. I'm also a paramedic so I know the value of safety. When I first started training horses in SW Texas over 20 years ago I was taught the old "cowboy" way of training. Throw a lasso around them, hobble the horse, snubb him up to a post, throw the saddle on, climb on, turn him loose and let the rodeo begin. It was more breaking the horse and not training the horse. I never earned the respect and trust from the horse. But I did end up with alot of broken bones and a sore body for my reward. I thought to myself, "There's gotta be a better way".
And there was. I began to watch horses. Not just look at them but really watch them. Why did that horse do what he did? What did that mare do to make that other horse back out of her space? Why is that horse the leader? There were many more questions I found the answers to and that was the beginning of my education. As Clinton Anderson would say, "Education begins where frustration ends". I found that horses "talk" to each other. Not vocally but by the use of body posture. The lead mare earned her position by using her body to gain her status as boss. She gained the respect of the other horses. The rest of the herd didn't FEAR her but they RESPECTED her. That was the key.
Since that time I have studied from many different trainers and through the years have been able to refine the skill and timing it takes to gain respect from a horse. This is what I offer my clients. An education on gaining respect without fear. Wheather I'm instructing the owner/rider in regaining self confidence with their horse, working with a horse that has a major behavioral problem or just starting a young horse that has never been handled, the object is the same. Earning the horses respect without them fearing you.
I'm now relocated in Central Mississippi where I have warm weather and blue skies to work with horses. Miles of trails to teach them that nothing out there is going to eat them, and temperate climate all year around to work with the horse.
Please stop by, email me or call me to discuss you and your horse. I will be glad to help you out. If I don't answer the phone right away please use the email or call my cell :662-571-7520. I'm probably out working on making a good/safe trail horse.
638 Higgins Rd
Bentonia, Mississippi 39040