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josh guin
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  • Nolensville, TN
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How many horses do you own?
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Where was your favorite trail riding experience?
riding with students on a 10 day ride over the Appalachians
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Josh Guin's Path to TRUE Success is based on four foundational principles of training. It can be used with any horse and students of any skill level. These four fundamentals elements are:
Trust – Showing your horse that you will not harm them.
Respect –Teaching the horse to maintain a respectful and compliant attitude for safety.
Unity – Having refined communication and a relationship with your horse.
Expectations - Raising our expectations by never going back to the old way of doing things. Rather, remaining progressive with the new found relationship with our horse.
The entire program is made up of four “paths” (and two special paths just for children). You can take any path independently or complete all paths, according to your needs.
The first is the Path of the Scholar. This 6-week program consists of academic training on topics such as equine anatomy/physiology, hoof care, equine first aid, horse origins, nutrition, and aging a horse by teeth wear.

The second path is the Path of the Horseman. This is a twelve-week journey of hands-on learning using your horse or ours. Our methods have always achieved great success, and this concept was created so that you can achieve it too. This course will cover groundwork including desensitizing, equine psychology, the six signs of behavior, safety, physical pressure, sending, backing, and driving pressure. You’ll also be taught saddle-work including bareback riding and balance concepts, tacking up and down, mounting and dismounting, leg yields, rein control, emergency stop and dismount, trail etiquette, and saddle fit by Dr. Gillian Guin, equine chiropractor.
By the end of this path you should have a good understanding of how to train a horse from the ground to saddle.

The third path is the Path of the Horsemaster. This is also a twelve-week course. The first six weeks is all offline groundwork. No ropes attached. Have your horse respond to you from 30' away just by your body language! You'll also learn the concepts and purposes in laying a horse down gently. Each of our students lay down a 1400 pound draft horse. You’ll also learn some tricks with your horse like teaching it to bow.
The second half is devoted to saddle-work. You’ll have two options to choose from. They are bridle-less riding or trail and obstacle work on our 4-mile obstacle course at Crossroads Ranch.

Our fourth and final path is the Path of the Trailmaster. To reward our students for their hard work in refining their horse's abilities on the trails and their own, we have reserved a path for those who have gone the extra mile and completed paths one, two, and three. While this path is only 5 days in length, it is not for the faint of heart. This will be a group survival ride for students who would like to feel safe and at ease no matter where they are riding their horses. During this time, the group of students will ride more than 80 miles in back country and will learn survival skills such as orienteering, firecraft, ropecraft, toolcraft, plant identification, and food resourcing.
The last day of the ride, the students will work as a group in a preplanned survival scenario. Sounds easy, right? The catch is these students only take with them what they can fit on their saddles!

• For pricing, check out www.crossroadshorse.com. Classes are offered Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
• All lessons are private or you can pair up with a friend, but the max number of students per class is 2.
• Combine the academic program and a training program and take 2 lessons per week.
• One day or weekend clinics are available for bigger groups.
Have kiddos? There are two age specific programs designed especially for them.

Join us on your own path to TRUE success.
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Shire the amazing horse and the loss of a dear friend

I lost a dear friend of mine in a hunting accident. He was an amazing man who thoroughly loved people and God. He left me and everyone around him a legacy. This is his story.


 John went hunting alone at about 2pm on a cold December day. As usual he called to let me know he was setting out to bag "That Trophy Buck" and although he seldom did,  I always believed him. See, he wasn't just a hunter. He was an ace when it came to self sufficiency. A true sportsman. After his call…


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At 9:47am on July 19, 2010, Ron Eldridge said…
Josh, Come out to Why Not Ranch, this Sat. for food, fun, music, and riding!
Check on the evevts page.
At 8:48am on November 28, 2009, Ron Eldridge said…
TodayTrail Ride, Dinner and Dancing benefit for the American Cancer Society, Relay For Life, Bedford County
November 28, 2009 all day – Circle E Guest Ranch
Fun Time!! Nov 28th join the ACS, Relay For Life for a full day of open trail riding at Circle E Guest Ranch, followed by dinner & DANCING at the lodge w/ Duane Drake and the Strait Country ban...

Organized by Kim Byrom | Type: open, trail, riding, dinner, and, dancing
I'll be there fiddlin'.
At 4:51pm on October 28, 2009, Mike King said…
My famous last words..."let's chase it".

Not my finest hour during our ride when we saw a deer. I noticed you didn't chase with me as I was picking myself up off the ground.
At 8:39am on September 14, 2009, Ron Eldridge said…
I will be at www.truewestcampground.com from 9/15/09, till 9/22/09.
I will be overseeing the campground for a week, if anyone gets a chance,
to come over call me at 931-752-8272
At 9:42am on July 15, 2009, Ron Eldridge said…
www.whynotranch.com Tennessee trail riders campout! at www.whynotranch.com
July 24, 2009 to July 26, 2009
7/24-25-26/09, at www.whynotranch.com. You could camp the whole weekend, or come for a day ride. We could all bring a covered dish and eat like PIGGS!! She has a great bath house with a big shelter to eat under.
At 6:03pm on May 22, 2009, Darlene Harris said…
Hey Josh,
check out my pictures
At 5:41pm on May 5, 2009, RICKY AND ROBIN CHANDLER said…
i have always wanted to try my horse out on some sort of endurance riding are you coming to the calico junction mule ranch this weekend? also i see where you can come and park and ride ..... i would love to know if trails are marked well and is it 5 dollars a head or just flat five .... i have 3 young riders that are very experince riders they would be coming also....my kids there two 9 year old girls and 11 year old boy but there good so i jus wanted to make sure they be ok also ...... check out the pics of them.... you have a beautiful son i saw his pic nice family and thats what were about family and our horses....... check out calico ride if you have not already think you would like it cool folks.......
At 8:08pm on May 4, 2009, RICKY AND ROBIN CHANDLER said…
is the cnh trail challenge for just anyone with a good horse and in good shape
At 2:18pm on April 19, 2009, Deb Cope said…
Hey Josh, sorry I had to miss the challenge but am looking forward to seeing the pictures.
At 10:37am on April 16, 2009, Bertie said…
Josh- I am interested in your 12 week course, primarily the Horsemaster course. Can I start w/ this course?
Can the sessions always be done on a Saturday?
Since it is private, I could start anytime?
Do you offer these courses in the fall/winter?

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