"Before I found Jesse, I was a timid girl with a big angry horse. I had very poor riding skills and my horse terrified me. My horse (Bella) had no manners, and at times could be very dangerous. I almost gave up on me and my horse. I was going to sell Bella and quit riding. Everyone told me to talk to Jesse before I did anything. I put Bella in training and within three days could already see a difference.
Now, thanks to Jesse, my riding skills are drastically better, and me and my horse have an unbreakable bond. Because of Jesse, I not only have more confidence in horses, but also in myself. Jesse is like the “horse- whisperer.” Words could not describe how thankful I am for all that he has done. He has inspired and taught me so much. When I grow up I want to be a , I want to be just like Jesse."
Jesse Ramirez teaching Buddy the finer points of flying lead changes!!
Client Testimonial ...
Linda Ordonez and Hermosa...
"Ever since I was a little girl, I have always had a dream of , but I did not have the opportunity until last year to fulfill my life long wish. When I came to CastleRock Farms I was a beginner with little or no knowledge about horses. I began taking riding lessons with Jesse Ramirez. From the beginning, Jesse has shared his vast knowledge about the training of horses and their riders. Since approaching my first horse with a shaking halter in my hand, I learned ground work, grooming, equipment, tacking up a horse, riding, washing, and general care for a horse.
He teaches a mixture of horse and human psychology with practical knowledge and techniques, always caring for the safety of the rider, and keeping it interesting with a mood of fun. Jesse has been a very patient and kind teacher to me, as well as to all of the horses. This is a winning combination! My knowledge and riding skills have grown to where a beginner like myself can live the dream of horse ownership with the help of a great trainer. I do not think I would have been able to progress this far if it had not been for my teacher and friend Jesse Ramirez. I will be forever grateful.
Another Client Testamonial:
Xena came from a tranquil backyard environment into the active, bustling, beautiful Castle Rock Farm. The stimulation of the new place proved to be too much. I’d always known within my quiet black mare was a wild thing, but I’d seen only tiny glimpses of it before. Within the first week, she turned from a compliant, peaceful horse to a high strung mare with . Leading her was a battle between David and Goliath, cross-ties became something to break, saddling up could only be achieved in her stall. Riding Xena was akin to sitting on a time bomb ready to explode with her head a mile high and her flanks quivering. I needed a major dose of tranquilizer, one for me and one for my horse or I could hire Jesse Ramirez, as recommended by fallow stable mates, which seemed a much better option.
Jesse Ramirez worked with her for one month and turned my out of control horse back into the lovely creature she really is. Of course along the way she bent a few poles but with Jesse’s consistent training and very calm demeanor she adjusted and learned. He exposed her to all kinds of situations, made her stand quietly in various areas of the farm, took her on trail rides up to the Reagan Museum, and cared for her during minor injuries. Jesse is always available to answer any questions, willing to give advice, and greets you with a smile when you arrive at the farm. A year has passed since I arrived at Castle Rock. I’m content to know when I can’t be there my horse gets plenty of exercise and is in excellent hands, the hands of Jesse Ramirez.
By: Christine Steiner