About Us

What sets us apart?

There are many choices available when it comes to horse training.  Likely, there are also as many definitions for horsemanship as there are horses.  So what do we do that's different?  

Well...if you have trained with us before, you know the answer :)  Here's a few of our beliefs:

  • We recognise that every horse and rider is a unique combination of ability and experience.  From novice to advanced riders, from colts to experienced competition horses, we're here to help you progress.  We have no levels and no prerequisites.
  • We firmly believe that your success as a rider or trainer is based on the success you bring to your horse.  Learning how to consistently achieve success for your horse will put you a step ahead of the rest.
  • Improving your horsemanship skill starts with learning about the horse: how he moves; how he's put together.  Our clinics feature biomechanics and anatomy components so what you do with your seat, hands and legs makes sense. 
  • Every one of our clinics is structured around 1 on 1 time with you and Scott.  We focus on you and your horse as a team with specific skills and requirements.  The training you do with us is tailored to you.
  • Learning how a horse thinks and perceives his environment is a fundamental.  When we show a horse we can be a trusted leader and teach him how to handle pressure, we eliminate 'problems' and 'issues'.
  • In a word: FUN!  Equine pursuits are meant to be enjoyable.  We cultivate an atmosphere of camaraderie, support and enjoyment of all things equine, regardless of discipline or experience.  The fun doesn't end on our obstacle course or trails.  We have pot luck dinners, campfires and offer camping right next to a private stall for your horse.  Perfect for a getaway weekend with friends, family and horses.
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Scott and Spud

Scott Phillips

The owner of Amazing Horse Country, Scott has a wide variety of experience in the horse industry including backcountry/mountain riding, outfitting, training horses and riders, starting wild horses and running the Canadian Cowboy Challenge.  When not teaching, you can usually find Scott training and riding his own horses...or working on new obstacles!

Scott teaches the fundamentals of horsemanship in an enjoyable and interactive way.  

You'll learn to create, shape and inspire the thoughts and motions of a horse, resulting in the horse finding peace, fluidity, balance, confidence, success and pride.

Scott's goals are:

  1. To promote the art of horsemanship by assisting riders in increasing their knowledge of the horse and developing their skills and abilities as horsepeople;
  2. To bring a greater awareness of the potential we can reach when we work with the horse's mind and body together - in all equine pursuits - and the importance of horses in our lives;

  3. To inspire fun and excitement for riders and their equine partners through creative and challenging obstacle courses, trail riding, mutual encouragement and camaraderie; 

  4. To create a world for riders and horses where anything is possible.

 

 

Focus

The primary focus of Amazing Horse Country is three-fold:

  1. To offer a unique and supportive style of training for people and horses focusing on solid horsemanship principles;
  2. To pioneer a multi-faceted supportive learning environment including obstacles, games, group activities, equine biomechanics, trail riding and much more.
  3. To provide an ejoyable venue for all riders and horses, regardless of discipline, age or experience, WORLD-WIDE.

To that end, we currently offer a wide variety of clinics, training and lessons.  See our schedule for all the details.

Scott believes that continuously working to advance his horsemanship is not only an asset to his students but a requirement of a good clinician / trainer. He continues to train annually with Josh Nichol in his Mentorship Program and has studied with Dr. Deb Bennett.

Future

As far as the future is concerned, the sky is really the limit! Amazing Horse Country continues to grow and evolve with fun and exciting events, clinics and training for riders and horses.  We're looking forward to sharing an AMAZING 2018 with you!

Scott's articles appear in several online and print magazines; you can read some of them here.