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 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...
Episode summary Traci and Carleton Brooks give a quick overview of some of the upcoming episodes of Balmoral TV including The Cloverleaf exercise, some tips on warming up your horse, Carleton riding with a GoPro and giving some tips as he trains a feisty young horse,...
Episode summary Traci Brooks of Balmoral Farm gives you an in-depth look at their winter home away from home at the Desert International Horse Park. Not only does Traci take you behind the scenes but she shares many tips and techniques that have made them one of the...
Episode summary Master the Pony Conformation Model with Traci and Carleton Brooks. Learn everything you need to know to master your next pony model. From first impressions to helping your pony look its best, this episode will give you the tools to take your...
Episode 3 summary This is episode 3 of Balmoral TV, hosted by Traci & Carleton Brooks of Balmoral Farm. In this episode, Carleton and Traci use a Bending line to help teach your horse to use its front end. At the end of the episode, they discuss the importance of...
Episode 2 summary This is episode 2 of Balmoral TV, hosted by Traci & Carleton Brooks of Balmoral Farm. In this episode, Carleton and Traci use a straight line excercise to encourage a horse to push off the ground and use its front end. Resources &...
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