Whether you are a beginner or an advanced rider, Gordon Branham uses more than 20 years of experience training horses and riders to provide quality lessons that improve racing performance. Specializing in barrel racing and pole bending, tack information, and riding techniques.
Lessons - $40 per hour
It's a family tradition--son Adam made his way to the top 20 Sunday round of Josey Jr. World Barrel Race competition in Marshall, Texas.
Paige wins 2nd Place in Youth Barrels in the 2008 Tennessee State Show on Scooby. This horse was formerly owned and trained by Gordon.
Students competing at Josey Jr. World Competitions.
Hannah wins Division II Barrel Race at State 4-H Horse Show.
Jena and Ron consistently place to win at World App Shows!!
"Since I've been taking lessons with Gordon, I've moved from the 3rd division to the 1st division on the same horse!" LaVonne Davenport
Gordon Branham has spent the past 20 years starting his own horses, as well as starting and training horses for customers from surrounding states.
We evaluate prospects.
Rates are available for boarding.
June Clinic Photos
Let's get the day started--clinic participants listen to Gordon's instructions and then give it a go around the barrels while parents look on.
First things first--the tack has to be right to get the most out of your ride.
Gordon's eagle eyes don't miss a "thang" when it comes to correcting bad habits.
This is how it's done--no matter how many times Miss Rita asks Gordon not to ride in the size 14 saddles of his students, he cannot resist a chance to train a horse while proving that most of our problems can be solved by the rider.
Ahh, breaktime... Always the teacher, Gordon answers questions from parents and students while explaining his theories behind his barrel racing and pole bending techniques.
Adam takes a break from helping Dad to spend time with daughter katie.
Did someone flash? I wasn't ready yet!
Back to work--Gordon gives a demonstration to help students master the art of pole bending.
...I will keep the poles up ...I will keep the poles up ...I will keep the poles up
It just doesn't get any better than this--good weather, good folks, and good horses!!