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Montana horseman Jon Ensign offers clinics all over the world to riders who want establish a connection and partnership with their horses without using force. With gentle patience, skill and more than 30 years experience, Jon trains riders to build a working relationship with their horses which comes from a deep understanding of equine thinking, instincts and behavior.
In decades of riding, rodeo, and breaking ranch and cow horses, Jon sensed there was “something better” to be learned about breaking colts and uniting horse and rider as a mutually beneficial team. Studying under Buck Brannaman and other notable horsemen, Jon developed a method of teaching that has helped thousands of riders improve their skills and sportsmanship.
Jon’s clients include riders committed to fine-tuning their horsemanship and those ready to give up on their horses and hang up their reins. Dr. Robert Miller commends Jon Ensign for having “The focus, the patience, the softness, the experience, and the empathy necessary for the optimum communication with the horse.”
News 12/20/13: Road to the Horse Honors 2014 Wild Card Competitor with Judging Position
Road to the Horse honored Montana horseman and Wild Card competitor Jon Ensign with an official Road to the Horse 2014 judging position when his 6666 Ranch bred American Quarter Horse gelding had to leave the competition. Road to the Horse has always had a huge passion for the horse and always, without question makes decisions based on what is best for every horse involved in the competition, so when Road to the Horse Owner and Producer Tootie Bland heard the news regarding Playboys Sense, Bland's first priority was to the horse.
"I am so excited to bring the very first Wild Card competition to Road to the Horse in 2014 but after veterinary examination, it was decided that Playboy's Sense should be removed from the competition, due to an injury he had sustained while turned out" Bland explains. "Jon Ensign was so impressed with this talented colt that he will retain ownership and continue his training, after he has rested him in his beautiful pastures in Montana."
"Designed to showcase future superstars of the horse industry who have the talent to capture a World Championship of Colt Starting title, Wild Card Jon Ensign is more than qualified to step into a judging position at Road to the Horse 2014. The decision to bring Ensign on board as a judge was obvious to me and an honor for the event" Bland stated. " Road to the Horse is always known for twists and turns in the competition and 2014 will be no exception as Ensign steps up to judge the talented horsemen and women, that he would have competed against."
Round one of the Wild Card competition will commence on March 13th, 2014 at 5:30pm. Alltech Arena doors will open at 4:30pm to allow fans to enjoy shopping at the most extensive Road to the Horse trade show yet. Tickets will be required for Round two of the Wild Card competition which concludes March 14th, 2014 where a Wild Card Champion will be crowned and will automatically make their way directly into the Road to the Horse round pen to compete for the World Championship of Colt Starting 2014 title.