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We believe that the opinions and comments that matter the most are those of our clients. We'd like to share with you a few of the comments we've received from our many happy customers.

"Again I thank you for continued opportunities to improve my working relationship with my young horse. Star is a calm and willing partner. . . I attribute her calm and relaxed attitude to you and your program. You allowed her the time she needed to learn. . . then you calmly and consistently reinforced those lessons. You encouraged her, verbally praised her, and instilled confidence in her as she gradually advanced in her training. And you did the same thing for me. Despite all my years of riding and showing horses, I felt like a nervous beginner when I started working with you - all because I wanted everything to be just right for Star. And so thank you for allowing me also to take the time I needed to learn new lessons with Star - and for encouraging me and giving me confidence. Thank you again for everything. I highly recommend you and the John Lyons method of training horses." - Peggy Setter, Training Client, Woodland Park, Colo.

"A note to say how pleased we were with Blue's training. It was so professionally and thoroughly done. The whole experience was so pleasant and really appreciated how we were included in the process. We look forward to pinging her back in May '03 for her next phase of training." - Lee Ann and John Tanner, Training Clients, Florissant, Colo.

Tami Laper "Thank you for your help with Sterling's loading issues. I now know loading and unloading will never be an issue again. We can enjoy the many trails away from home. Your training has made him an easy loader for life - exactly what I was looking for." - Tami Laper, Trailer Loading Client, Colorado Springs, Colo.

"I am writing to thank you for the wonderful weekend trail clinic you provided to Front Range Equine Rescue as a fund raiser and educational event. We feel that your presentation of John Lyons' methods is exactly in line with our philosophy of teaching natural horsemanship techniques so that better communication between horse and owner (rider) develops. . . I am excited about scheduling the next clinic (Power pakes/Power Steering) in the near future so that we can continue working together to help horses and owners in our area." - Hilary Wood, President/Founder Front Range Equine Rescue

"I was a little nervous about attending your clinic, since Teller and I had never been to one together before and I had a little problem with fear from a bad experience on the trail about a year ago. Your clinic helped me gain my confidence back, and the exercises we practiced in the arena helped us (mostly me!) stay calm on the trail. . . Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us and helping me understand my (perfect) horse so much better." - Erica Whitcombe, Trail Horse Clinic Participant, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Cheryl Hotze "Thank you so very much for the great weekend spent in June at the Running D Ranch! I came away so excited with my new learned knowledge. What a difference just two days of round pen training made in my Tequila! His ground manners have truly improved! I have gained the long waited respect I never had with him. His bully attitude is less and less every day that I work with him. . . Your true professionalism and excellent training methods have improved the bond in horse and owner that I thought was beyond my grasp. . . Thanks again!" - Cheryl Hotze, Round Pen Basics Clinic Participant, Penrose, Colo.

"We are both very pleased with the work you did with Sadie and us. We liked the fact that you took the time to make sure we understood everything you did with Sadie. If we need a trainer again we'll call you!" - Kris and Jamie Roberts, Training Client, Florissant, Colo.

"As a result of your wonderful trail horse clinic held on May 17 and 18 at Front Range Equine Rescue and the suggestions you offered for helping my mare, Kharisma, expend her endless energy, we are once again a team. I can't begin to tell you how excited I am to be riding again. . . Time, patience and having the right tools are what were needed to regain my confidence and re-bond with my mare. You provided the tools. Thanks a million." - Janelle Lear, Trail Horse Clinic Participant, Colorado Springs, Colo.

"With pleasure I thank you for the opportunity to participate in your Round Pen Training clinic. . . As a result of the Round Pen clinic, I believe Star is more relaxed. . . seems to have a good attitude and has become more of a disciplined, willing partner. Thank you again for the wonderful opportunity to improve my working relationship with my horse." - Peggy Setter, Round Pen Basics Clinic Participant, Woodland Park, Colo.

Karen Kent "I can't tell you how much I enjoyed your "Power Steering, Power pakes" clinic. The most impressive part was the calm effect used during the training. . . Training both horse and rider does not have to be a battle; you showed us that. It's understanding and taking the time to help your horse understand. . . It's as if you have opened a door for me and I seem to understand my part better. . . I am looking forward to another clinic in the fall." - Karen Kent, Putting Power Steering and Power pakes on Your Horse Clinic Participant, Rocky Ford, Colo.

"I want to thank you for the wonderful job you did training Kachina. I came to you because of your John Lyon's certification, but when I tell people about you, I tell them about your patience, your professionalism, and your genuine love of horses which shows in all you do. Kachina has been a delight to ride since her 'school days' at the Running D. We have ridden in our arena, in the pasture and on an 8-mile trail, and in all instances she has been soft and responsive to my cues and seems eager to please. Thanks for all you've done for us!" - Randi Heard, Training Client, Monument, Colo.

Kathleen Burke "I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your trail riding clinic weekend. As a very experienced trail rider, with a green horse, I wasn't sure if we really needed to do the clinic. I was very happy we did. John Lyons can be very proud of the job you are doing in representing his training methods. You are both professional and personable and should succeed with your training business. I look forward to doing more clinics with you, Deb. This is one "old dog" that can learn new tricks from a young trainer whom I've come to know and respect. If anyone wants to know why they should do a trail clinic with you, have them give me a call!" - Kathleen Burke, Pegasus Barn Products, Trail Horse Clinic Participant, Woodland Park, Colo.

Marina Carr "Thank you for accepting the challenge of training me and my horse, pidget. Her bossy hyper attitude had me frustrated on every ride. The improvements we made with her ground manners have made her more respectful and calm. Training pidget to respond to the bit has put me back in control on the trail. The time spent teaching her to walk instead of trot has made riding fun again. I really enjoyed working with you and I'm very pleased with the results of your work on pidget. I will highly recommend you to anyone looking for help with their horse." - Marina Carr, pide Feed, Training Client and Round Pen Participant, Florissant, Colo.

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