Kevin Wescott grew up in the Nebraska sandhills on a ranch working with cattle and horses.
He began training horses at an early age, but he credits two men who changed his life
and training philosophy forever...Ray Hunt and Tom Dorrance. From these men, Kevin Wescott learned
to read and understand a horse, and he has said it changed his perspective so much that if he had
to go back to the way he rode before he met them, he wouldn't ride.
Growing up in ranching country, a horse was generally used to work cattle and there was little emphasis on the psychology behind training...the horse was just there to accomplish a job. But Kevin Wescott learned to see into the horse's mind and go beyond the basic actions of the horse to understand why a horse responds to certain things, and what instincts create the behaviors a horse exhibits. Kevin's training is based on understanding and communicating with the horse.
Over the next twenty-five years, Kevin Wescott experienced almost every aspect of horse training, traveling from California to New Jersey and all throughout the Midwest. He has started colts, trained jumpers, and ridden just about every breed, style, and discipline. He has held clinics at the Pony Club Nationals and volunteered for 4-H clubs and Youth Programs. His motive has always been to find the horses and people who were having problems, not look for a client.
Kevin and his wife have raised three daughters, and are currently focused on jumping with the horses they own personally. Now that his girls are grown, he is able to travel and schedule clinics more freely. If you would like to hold a horse training clinic in your area, please contact Kevin to arrange the details.