What we do
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We are a small breeding and training facility in central Alberta. We have purchased broodmares with excellent cow horse bloodlines and use stallions selected to meet our breeding goals for temperament, conformation and athleticism. We use artificial insemination and cooled, shipped semen for studs in the USA and fresh collection or live cover for those closer to home.
Our horses eat like kings with top quality hay, concentrate or grain and supplements. They enjoy regular, professional hoof care and body work. They are under the care of our excellent veterinarians on a preventative basis, and as required for illness or injury.
Their training is based on proven methods of animal physiology, behaviour and learning, emphasizing subtle pressure and release. Most importantly, our horses enjoy large pastures, varied activities, steady friendships and life as a horse. We expose them to many aspects of ranch life from machinerey to road traffic, hauling, stalling in the barn, loud dogs, chasing cats and all sorts of wildlife.
We breed a few mares each year and raise the foals with a gentle hand and close eye. We try not to have them experience fear at our hands and therefore keep them friendly, curious and eager to learn.
Our colts in training move at their own pace, depending on their personality and ability. They soon become solid, reliable ranch horses through this method and then pick up the finer details for showing. We send prospective show horses to professional trainers for tuning and sales. Look for the Bar TT brand on the left hip - you'll know they started here.
To produce and market horses that are steady, reliable and ready to learn, with bloodlines and training suited to reined cow horse, cutting, roping, penning, barrels or versatility ranch horse competition.
At Bar TT Cowhorse, we believe that a great horse starts with careful breeding, correct nutrition, attentive health care and the right training.
Our foals are started gently and progress at their own pace to provide you with consistently sound and willing prospects, ready for competition.
We choose science or evidence based methods in our work.
We believe the potential in the beginner is best developed through freedom to try and coaching to correct.
We value hard work, smart employees, financial responsibility, cooperation and camaraderie at work.
We believe horses should have room to run, natural pastures and amiable companions.
To consistently deliver on a reputation for
science based nutrition, hoof care, health care and handling of our horses
well bred, gently started and carefully trained prospects ready for competition.
a workplace that provides young, aspiring trainers with the freedom to practice and the opportunity to develop their skills under the regular mentorship of a professional trainer.
well-built and planned facilities that benefit our horses and trainers.
honest, straight-forward dealings that support competitive local businesses.
generous support of our community.