There's no such thing as a bad horse, just a misunderstood one. Typically it's not a human with a horse problem but a horse with a human problem! We truly believe this statement. Most horses are labeled as "bad" when they're simply untrained. Or worse, the handler lacks the experience to understand how to communicate with a trained horse properly. Good horses can go down hill fast in the hands of an inexperienced, or even well-meaning, owner. Let our program give you the partner you were hoping for when you acquired the horse.
How we're different.
Lindsey instructing a client
Three Wishes Traveling Horsemanship comes to you. We teach and train on your "home turf" where you typically ride and interact with your horse. We break everything down so that you, the owner, understands what you're asking and how to get it from your horse. We build partnerships.
Our Natural Horsemanship Program is custom tailored specifically to meet the needs of both the client AND the horse. We assist with any training, riding or management issue you may be experiencing as a horse owner. We'll introduce you to new practices and even de-mystify old ones! And, we're always available for phone consults or via email.
We encourage communication by teaching your horse how to read your signals, as well as showing you how to interpret your horses signals. In short, we act as both a trainer and facilitator to help you establish a better way to communicate with your horse.
When you and your horse are communicating effectively there is nothing you cant accomplish together. Are you ready to get started?
The instruction you receive from Candace will positively influence your horsemanship skills. She will teach you invaluable techniques that will allow you to work through any challenge you may be facing.
With every person I meet my goal is to fuel a passion in the equestrian and to give the equine a voice by creating a line of communication between horse and rider.
Candace looks up to a number of horse trainers because of their ease in communicating the lessons to the horse and the non violent training techniques. I firmly believe there is no need for violence when training horses and the horses are able to learn much quicker in a calm environment, as would any person. Some of these trainers are Monty Roberts, Buck Branaman, and Chris Cox. The true teacher is the horse though, if we pay attention, they will show us everything we need to know.
Candace graduated from Lexington High School then soon after Texas A&M University with a degree is Rangeland Ecology and Management. She is very interested in Behavioral Science in relation to the horses and is consistently persuing knowledge on the subject.
I began riding at a young age and got her first horse at the age of 9. I owes much of early knowledge and experience to her mother as she spent all of her time taking me back and forth to lessons and shows. The horse I spent most of my childhood on was really an amazing athlete and as a result I had the opportunity to compete in a variety of events and competitions. barrel racing, western riding, western horsemanship, dressage, and Even being the Rodeo Queen. Having the opportunity to complete in so many different events also gave me the opportunity to teach my horse all sorts of things. This is when my passion for training was really fueled.
Candace has passion, experience, and drive to mentor and challenge both equine and equestrian, meeting people where they are in their horsemanship journey.
Erin Malia began riding as a young teen and has owned horses since 1998. She began her career in the equine industry after graduating from the University of Georgia, serving as stable manager and lesson instructor at a hunter-jumper training facility. Her desire to maximize her knowledge and skills led to the valuable experience of working for an equine veterinary practice for several years, while also becoming certified as a PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International) certified riding instructor. Erin’s career in therapeutic riding includes serving organizations in various capacities: instructor, mentor, volunteer coordinator, horse trainer, program director, and board member. The opportunity to blend her passion for horses with helping others also heightened Erin’s awareness of the many aspects of safety around horses. This awareness, along with her desire to increase attention on the relationship between horse and human, led Erin to natural horsemanship. She has seen the tremendous impact of the natural horsemanship approach on her own horses as well as on her students and their horse experiences. Natural horsemanship prioritizes an understanding of horse behavior and nature, which translates to better communication, increased motivation, optimized safety and maximum success for both horse and rider. Erin takes great joy in building the confidence and skills of her students and their horses so that they can enjoy each other for many years.