Welcome To Gifford Equine
I work with horses of all breeds and ages, as well as providing
lessons for the owners. I also have cattle available to work.
I can help YOU with training, boarding and appraising.
Whether starting a colt under saddle or training an aged horse, I believe teaching the horse a solid foundation is the key for any horse to be successful in any chosen discipline.
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME
Jason Gifford has been training horses for the public for more than seventeen years now.
With a career that started just after high school,
he went to work as a wrangler on a large guest ranch in northern Wyoming.
After two years, Jason went to work for a large cattle ranch also located in northern Wyoming.
After a few years of working as a ranch hand, Jason decided to focus his time on training horses.
He headed south and for the next 6 years,
worked as an assistant trainer starting colts and training Performance Horses.
In January 2007, Jason accepted a position as ranch manager and trainer at a small Quarter Horse ranch in central California. Then after three years and being recently married, Jason and his wife decided to move to Arizona to expand his training business.
In the spring of 2015, Jason competed in the AZ Horseman's Challenge Colt Starting
and in the 2016 was a judge at the AZ Horseman's Challenge.
Jason has learned from several professional horsemen throughout the years. However, two stand out that really helped Jason gain the knowledge to thrive as a horse trainer; Larry Nelles and Shane Brown.
You can count on Jason's expertise if you're looking for a quality horseman to help with your horses.
SERVICES AND PRICING
Jason has a simple approach to horse training. Teaching the horse a solid foundation is the key to success in any discipline. Jason will divide the horse into five separate body parts. Starting with the hindquarters, then ribs, forequarters, neck, and face (head). The focus is gaining control and complete suppleness of the horse's body as well as getting in time with the horse's feet. When the horse achieves this important level of training then he is ready to go on and start more advanced training within Jason's program. Reining manuvers, working and controlling a cow, executing a ranch riding pattern and more. This is just a short preview of what's involved in the detailed training program Jason has to offer.
Full-time Training Program
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Colt Starting Training Program
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Boarding At The New Horse Ranch In Dewy AZ
Horses are fed twice daily, your choice of alfalfa, bermuda, or both. Supplements fed at no extra charge. Stalls cleaned daily and fresh shavings added when needed.
Veterinarian - Dr. Fabio Aristizabal DVM
Farriers - Michael Schwiem,
Jason is a certified Equine Appraiser and a member of the American Society of Equine Appraisers.
Jason appraises horses for some of the following reasons - divorce, split of partnership, sales, insurance, tax purposes, loans, and more.
He will travel to the location of the horse(s) that need to be appraised.