At Balmoral the priority is the horse. Understanding the unique needs of each individual is one of the cornerstones of our success.
Through patience and experience we can zero in on what makes each horse tick; tailoring a comprehensive training plan to bring out the best in every one.
Confident horses become winning horses. The same goes for each rider in our program – we work to understand their individual needs, goals and learning style.
Training, Tips, Techniques & More!
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Episode summary In this Quick Tip episode, Traci and Carleton Brooks discuss how they modified training equipment for their young horse who tends to lean on the bit with his tongue. In this case they have removed the Cavesson so that the horse can move his tongue more...
Episode summary In this Quick Tip episode, Carleton Brooks gives a quick tip about using a cane stick to help train your horse. It does not hurt or sting your horse and as such they don't get offended to the cane stick. The cane stick can help you teach your horse...
Episode summary In this episode, Traci and Carleton Brooks demonstrate the proper way to warm up your horse before a lesson. Listen as they explain how they get up of the saddle and let their horse jog and stretch. They do some figure eights so that they're working in...
Episode summary In this episode, Traci and Carleton Brooks show you how to school a frisky young horse at home. Carleton wears a GoPro as he explains body language and communicating with your horse - to help riders feel and visualize what's going on. Watch as multiple...
Episode summary In this episode, Traci Brooks works with Kaitlyn Van Konynenburg to answer a common question, "Finding A Distance With My Show Jumping Horse". Traci illustrates a target box where you want to aim your horse's front feet prior to the jump. This box can...
Episode summary In this episode, Traci and Carleton Brooks demonstrate the Cloverleaf exercise for training show jumping horses. This is an excellent exercise for horse and rider to teach balance as well as jump-and-turn. It involves a lot of steering and organizing...
Recent Awards & Accolades
2019 Carleton Brooks inducted into the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame
2020 Pritchard Hill selected as the Green Conformation Hunter
by the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame trainer members
2019 Zone 10 Champions
Res – Young Hunter 3’3″
Deja Blue, Roaring Fork Farm LLC
Ch – 3’3″ Large 15 & Under
Ch – Green Conformation 3’6″
Pritchard Hill, Balmoral
Traci Brooks is the co-host of The Plaidcast