is a horse that was sold from
Dream Weaver Farms:
Hope you are doing well. I am sending you two pictures of Chief and Dana taken
this past Summer. Sorry for taking so long to get them to you. I was hoping to
get some more pictures this past Fall with Dana riding, but I didn't get around
to it. Chief is doing great! He is a sweet and inquisitive horse! We sure enjoy
We attended the Trail OBS
Clinic by Lynn Decker at Her place. We had a great time! Lynn was excellent! She
worked with each Individual and there horse at there own level. She seemed to
zero in on the problem and give you tools that you could use based on your own
abilities. The farm is beautiful and we couldn't have had a more gracious host.
We met some very interesting new people, some involved with the Mustang Heritage
foundation, and spent time with old friends. Over all it was an excellent experience!
I would like to thank Renee and Jerry for setting up the event. I am looking forward
to the Tom Curtain Clinic that will be held at Dream Weaver Farms in November.
If anyone can get the chance to spend some time or attend an event at Dream Weaver
Farms, I feel sure you will come away from it a better horseman.
Shannon and Mike A.
I just wanted to thank you so much for
such a great visit with the boys!!! We are so happy with their progress,
and can't wait to see what you can do with them in the months ahead.
I can't get over the change in Gunner, and it makes me take a sigh
of relief that you don't find him to be dangerous or unpredictable.
I have certainly done him a disservice by buying into all of that,
and I'm kicking myself for letting others talk me into being afraid
of him (more than I was on my own). So thank you for bridging the
gap, and I'm hoping to have many happy years on the trail (and now
in the arena) with him. We also appreciate you taking the time to
work with us. I know you're incredibly busy, and it was nice of
you to take time out of your day to ride with us, and show us all
their new buttons!! Have a great day and please kiss their noses
Tracy and Matt K.
The five year old
Mustang we delivered to Lynn was overweight, stubborn, lazy and disrespectful.
It was frustrating to work with and ride him, because we werent making any
progress. Eight weeks later, the (same!) horse we picked up was at perfect weight,
was respectful and extremely responsive to leg aids, the bit, and other cues.
He has wonderful ground manners, and is a joy to be around and ride. I cant
say enough about what a great decision it was to bring him to Dreamweaver Farms
and have Lynn fix him!
Almost one year
ago today, we saw Dolly for the first time. We could tell in a short amount of
time she was friendly, curious, and a bit on the lazy side. But because we were
purchasing the horse for my 11 year old daughter, Amanda, we were willing to look
past the laziness. As we got to know Dolly better, her lazy and unruly behavior
was a problem. She wasnt responsive to Amandas commands and trail
riding was frustrating when she refused to cross water, move faster than a walk,
unless she was headed back to the barn, and worse yet, she actually reared. We
knew we had to do something.
Having just moved to the area, we began looking for someone to help us through
Dollys difficulties. We were recommended by a friend to give Lynn a call.
Lynn kept Dolly for 30 days. During that period, we made frequent visits to see
Dolly. We barely recognized our horse. Dolly was lowering her head for Amanda
to put on her bridal, and for the first time she was respectful of Amandas
space and moving backward quite well. Her ground manners had definitely improved.
By the following visit we were able to observe Dolly under saddle. Amanda, with
Lynns direction, was able to move Dolly from a walk to a trot, and then
something we had never seen her do--a complete gallop, and she was able to hold
her pace for a period of time. WOW!
By the end of the 30 days, Dolly was picking up on leg cues, side passing and
doing very well responding to Amandas every command. In 30 days we saw great
improvement and as a result, Dolly has been enjoyable to ride and we couldnt
imagine our life without her. Lynn was wonderful in helping us understand and
know how to continue Dollys training so that we could keep the results.
We would definitely recommend Lynns training program.
In the summer
of 2007 we adopted a wild mustang from the Land Management Bureau of the US Government,
whose program saves the wild mustangs and burros. Being new to this type of horse,
my husband and I realized that our knowledge of training such a beautiful creature
was limited, and we needed to seek assistance. It was our great fortune to find
Dreamweaver Farm in Speedwell, Va.
Our Bella was enrolled in the training program under the guidance of Lynn Decker,
a true horse whisperer. Words cannot express our gratitude for the devoted care
that our mustang received at the facility. Lynn's knowledge and understanding
of techniques that work with horses is awesome, to say the least. Part of what
impressed me the most is the honesty shown to the client. Lynn will tell you at
the end of the first week of training if she thinks she can work with your horse.
With our Bella, she assured us that with patience and structure, Bella will prove
to be a horse that will show us respect and trust. Lynn was correct. Bella has
returned to our farm and is gentle, trusting and indicates to us that she wants
to be a part of the farm life.
Our personal dream of having a mustang that we can provide a safe environment
for has come true through our experience at Dreamweaver Farm. Lynn welcomed me
to come to the training sessions that she had with Bella, and by this sharing
I have learned immensely the techniques and the trusting gestures that are needed
to enjoy my time with such a wonderful horse as Bella.
Weaver Farms Review:
We bought our horse
in 2008 from a trainer that took him on a trade for training another horse. He
was a beautiful AQHA registered red dun, and there was something about him that
stole our heart; we named him Luke. We had him green broke by the trainer that
owned him at the time. After a few months of us seeing the trainer ride Luke,
we knew something was missing. Roger decided to take him on a trail ride. He worked
him in the ring first and tried flexing him and warming him up. For some reason,
after several hours of riding, Luke decided to take off, and take
off he did. That kind of behavior was just not acceptable to us.
We contemplated selling him, because we didnt want a horse we couldnt
trust or one who didnt have the proper groundwork or manners. Even though
he was young, 4 at the time, we knew that kind of behavior would only get worse.
Then a friend of mine told me about Lynn Decker. I Emailed her and right away
I got a response back from Lynn to come by and look her training facilities over,
talk about our concerns with Luke, and decide if we wanted her to spend some time
to Wytheville to meet with them. Lynn and Steve were so friendly, it seemed like
we knew them forever. They have a great training facility and love horses. We
decided we would give them a try.
We took Luke to them in early June 2009. Lynn first accessed him as not having
much groundwork; he couldnt flex very well, and was very sensitive in his
hindquarters. She had her vet check him out, and told us he needed his teeth floated,
which we did and it seemed to help. We also had him shod for the very first time,
which he was great about, and now was ready to ride. Lynn spent time accessing
him, looking for signs that might make him sore, in pain or anything that would
hinder the training process. She found nothing and started ground working him.
She encouraged us to come
by as often as we could and spend some time. She showed us how to ground work
him, and get the respect from him that he so wanted to give. It was amazing watching
her and the natural skills she has with horses. In one month, Luke was not only
respectful; he was a much happier horse. He wants to please, he just didnt
know how. We have him home now and he ties, stands, flexes, bathes, loads, knows
his space versus our space, lunges, and rides great! If we had more time, we would
have left him for another month as Lynn was getting him to side step, could open
a gate off of him and much more. He trail rides great, when he sees or hears deer
or something new, he doesnt bolt and has that natural trust once you bond
I know now
that if we have any problems in the future, with any of our horses, Lynn is the
only trainer I would go to.
Roger and Deb Bench
Moe was fantastic on our ride, after we got him
home. There is still a little of the stubbornness in him, but when I push him
he gives in and goes on. He is so confident - he goes into and over anything,
and he listens to my legs and hands so well considering where he is in his experience.
We rode again today on the new river trail and he was a champ. You got him so
far in 4 weeks - I can't tell you how much I appreciate what you did. Thanks so
much - I have a horse to ride!!!
Thanks again for all of the work you did with Moe - you really did a wonderful
job. Now I just want to stay home from work and ride.
I bought Bojangles, my dream horse
as a yearling. At that time I had 14 years of experience riding all kinds of horses
and had owned several different breeds. I primarily ride English and enjoy eventing,
dressage, trail riding and fox hunting. My riding has slowed down with 2 small
children but I did some ground work with Bojangles when I had time. Now 3 years
later it was time for Bojangles to go under saddle, but due to a previous bad
fall on another horse, we decided a trained professional should start him. I found
Lynn on the Internet and contacted her. Her and her husband Steve seemed to say
all the right things and she invited me to visit her facilities and watch her
in action. I was very impressed! She made everything black and white for the horse
and for the human. I really liked how she emphasized safety and it didnt
seem to matter what level rider you were, your horse still had to behave appropriately.
training, Lynn kept me informed of his progress. I was invited to visit whenever
I could. The first time I saw Lynn lope him under saddle, I almost cried! Then
she exhaled and they did a perfect stop. On later visits, I was encouraged to
ride Bojangles. Lynn did an amazing job. Bojangles really matured during his stay
with them, he is responsive about cues but calm about new things. It was worth
every penny! I highly recommend Lynn for starting young horses, as well as retraining