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Training is a daily ordeal at RSS.  We believe that each and every time you handle your horse, from a few second a pat on the neck to brushing, saddling and going for a ride, your either training or untraining your horse.  No matter how well trained or how old your horse is you should be in training mode when handling any horse. When we go to the pasture to check mares and or foals, we are in training mode.

Karen and Brad have a combined total of 60 years training experience. Growing up in Kansas In the early 1960's Brad watched and learned from his father, LeRoy Tharp (the original and TRUE HORSE WHISPERER), the patience and common sense needed to become a good trainer.  Karen grew up in Michigan where she got her background in training from her Grandfather Richard Stadler.  Karen and Brad found that both LeRoy and Richard's training methods were very much the same.  It is this background that makes Brad and Karen such a great horse training team.  

We are not currently training outside horses. We continually train horses we have raised. However, if your interested in purchasing one of our horses we can train it to fit your needs.





Training time on our 17 year old mare Dee Dee. She is coming along slow.  Mostly due to her age and being very set in her ways.  But she is learning who is in charge.


Changing her to a Bosal with the Martingale made her a new horse. She stops, backs and turns much smoother now.
Riding our other mare, Zans Last Pokey.  We got her from my father, LeRoy Tharp, and he had already started riding this mare.  At 75 years young he had riden Pokey 4-5 times.  She is doing great.  We just need to put some hours on her with some more desensitization.  She is going to be an awesome mare and produce great foals.