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Joni Lund - Trading Post
1295 1st St S
  Carrington, ND  58421-1905
   
Phone: (701) 652-1986 office  9 AM - 9 PM; call late. 
for more immediate service, leave message.  Prefer all contact by postal service mail.

  No non-paying solicitor calls accepted.









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Skill level:  above amateur, below pro.

Awards:  AWARDS

1994 @ age 8
Brookings,SD open horse show: 5th place Quarter horse class halter, 4th place western equitation.

2001 @ age 15
Foster county 4-h show (hope's first show): red placing for showmanship.

Moody county horse show (showing my future star): reserve overall champion senior showmanship, 1st place for english showmanship, 1st place for western showmanship, 1st place for huntseat equitation, 1st place stockseat equitation, 4th place trail class.

open horse show madison, SD (on my future star): 4th place showmanship, 3rd place english pleasure under saddle

SEERA english show: 1st place english equitation flat work, 2nd hunter under saddle,

2002 @ age 16
crooks open horse show: 5th place english equitation flat work.

open horseshow Madison, SD (showing my future star): 5th place halter, 2nd place showmanship, 4th place english equitation, 2nd place english pleasure, 4th place tandem bareback.

Moody county horse show (showing hope, her 3rd show): 1st place english showmanship, 1st place western showmanship, overall grand champoin senior showmanship, 1st place senior jumping class, 2nd place stockseat equitation, 1st huntseat equitation,

Huron, SD AQHA show: 3rd english equitation

Sioux empire fair english show (showing Sweet Chick):
4th place maiden hunter over fences, 6th place bridle path hack, 6th place welcome hunter over fences, 4th place warmup hunter over fences (very large class), 1st place hunter equitation over fences.

2006 @ age 20
Renner, SD fuzzy horse show:
(after a 3yr break from showing & riding)(showing scoot a reining horse for the riding portion, and E.T. a lovely looking arabian who had a back injury for the halter/showmanship portion):
1st place arabian halter 3+, Grand Champion arabian overall halter class, 2nd in 19+ showmanship (was barely beaten by my riding instructor), 1st in horses 5 yrs and under western pleasure, Grand champion in the overall western pleasure winners competition, 1st place in western equitation 19+.

Accomplishments: Trick trained her cat.  Trained her own horse.

Rate:  Email or Call.

OFF SITE TRAINING
1.  Contract
2.  2012 Prices
a.  Mileage     $a mile.  Charged one way only.
b. Hourly rate $
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Contact us at

  Joni Lund
  1295 1st ST S
  Carrington, ND 58421-1905

(701) 652-1986  office, 9 Am - 9 PM, call around 9 PM
  (701) 351-9305  cell phone to cell phone only.



  My services are available on a VERY VERY limited bases.  I reservice the right to say No, or quit if it is an unsafe environment.  I have more time to train horses to drive then to teach the basics at this point.

  Only by appoinment and only if I have an opening. NO OPENNING AT THIS TIME year 2015.

Looking to replace buggy, wagon tong, two sets of heavey harness, & 2 buggy harnesses since last client.

Training Details 
The following is available for our customers by email, regular mail, or printing a form off our site. 
Plan ahead:  Signed contracts are necessary.
All training & boarding fees are to be made prior to services being rendered.

A.  TRAINING Checklist for horse owner.
1.  Before travel
2.  Before return trip home.

B. On-SITE TRAINING
1.  on site contract
2.  on site  information

3. 2012 Prices
a.  $25.00 per training day ($750. a month) (1 hr. per day training). Rate includes [hay/water/grain] boarding.
b.  $ 5.00 a day when not training; for boarding.

C.  OFF SITE TRAINING
1.  Contract
2.  2012 Prices
a.  Mileage rate $5.00 a mile.  Charged one way only.
b. Hourly training rate $25.00
c. Camping access or Lodging required. {Myself and training horse(s).}









Joni Lund
  1295 1st ST S
  Carrington, ND 58421-1905

(701) 652-1986















As a rule for horse under 3 year of age, expect:

Month One for saddle horse
1-4 weeks gentling or ground workUnless they were the trainers barn yard pets.

Month Two
Learning to be brave with a rider & listen to all types of commandsSame
Building up strength to be a saddle horse

Month Three
Learning to be brave in the outside world
Continuing to develop muscling and understanding, expericenceIf all is going great, nearing a well trained
green
broke saddle horse.

To be a harness horse, they must be able to understand & have a :

Solid Stop,
Quiet Go,
Good Left & Right;  gently & quietly giving into rein requests, without leg aides.
Follow his head with his shoulders.
Must be calm, able to listen to voice reasurrance & gentle rein guide, verses body contact. 
Not bolting to avoid work or fears.  Not backing to avoid pressure or work.

AT THIS POINT, THEN 30 DAYS IN HARNESS WILL PRODUCE A WORKING HORSE, not bomb proof.
Not a horse which should be used for heavy pulling, or they will develop bad habits, or flat refuse to work.


GUIDING WITH REINS: use only the rotation of your one wrist to drive your horse.  VERSES pulling their heads off.

In advanced drivng, a horse must listen to voice & a TICKLE of whip to move a certain part of the horse's body to a lift or drop of that section. I don't teach body guide with a whip.

A WHIP IS NOT A "GET GOING" Clubing DEVICE!

WHIP CRACKING AND WHIP AIDES FOR A HORSE ARE TWO DIFFERENT SPORTS - or - CONCEPTS.


Note that a horse can pull his own weight when in proper vechile without strenious terrain or speed requirements, or continious work most of the day providing he is built up to that level & a minium of 6 yrs old.

With more speed, weight, less breaks: you'll need a bigger horse or more horses used in shorter periods.

In the old days, horses where started at two years with ground work and in a cart & or lite buggy
As they aged, and gained experience, the type of work they where put to became more strenous & or heavy. They were not ridden until 4 & 5 yrs -  light ridding by children or in basic training.  6 yrs. and up, riding & driving horses.  Riding horses were not considered finished until they could complete a dressage/finished high school test. A horse was often 12 yrs old by this time. Draft horses are mature between 8 & 12 yrs old, at which time they could be worked hard and heavy.  Much, much heavier then they are usually used today.

At age 6 to 8 years all anatomy of most horses have reached maturity.  The bigger the horse & the hotter the breed, the more time required (past 6 years old). Race horses & draft horses around 8 to 12 yrs can be expected.
Gender-wise, stallions need a extra six months to a year, verses mares of the same breed.

The Spaniards, did not consider a horse ready for full real use until they reached the age of 12 years. 
They also did not consider a horse trained unless it had reached the level of HIGH SCHOOL. I concur.

Oh, by the way, raising the age mimium of race horses would do away with most of the physical break downs & other troubles of the poor beasts.  Ending  the hub bub of humane or not human fights, etc. etc.
Race horses in pre 1930's ereas started their racing careers at a more mature age.  History records a few of them.  Which also noted, they maintained their track careers to ages 9-13 yrs of age.

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DO NOT EXPECT AN UNBROKE HORSE TO BE A WORKING DRIVING HORSE IN 30 DAYS.
I Have -0- buggies, cart, wagons, or sleds at this time.
Joni is no longer training for anyone else.
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