The Fundamental Horse

Amanda brings a refreshing approach to the training of people and horses alike. Amanda uses a hybrid

With nearly 20 years of experience riding, showing, and training horses she knows what horse owners are looking for and how to achieve the desired results. Amanda uses a hybrid of classical hunter/jumper and basic dressage training along with natural horsemanship to safely and effectively instruct both the horse and handler. When you train with Amanda not only does your horse receive instruction,

Operating as usual

Timeline Photos 04/20/2017

A very important lesson about training horses.

“We let our horses push us around too much,” Buck Brannaman tells us. He’s in a round pen, working with a woman’s bay c**t that keeps trying to push into Buck’s space. “I would never let my horse get this bad.”
The c**t’s owner, who’s standing just outside the round pen fence, calls out to Buck, “He has tantrums!”
“No he doesn’t,” Buck replies. “He doesn’t know what’s to be expected of him. Nobody ever said to this horse, ‘Hey! Get off of me!’ I’m dealing with people problems here, not horse problems.”
Finally, the c**t moves easily along with Buck and his horse. Buck hops off his horse and goes to the c**t.
“No hard feelings,” he softly tells the young horse, petting him on the forehead. “It’s just the way it works.”

The excerpt is from a clinic report written by Kathleen McFarren. The full article can be found here -

Image of Buck is by Ron Volmershausen and was taken at a C**t Starting clinic that was held in Wingen, Australia 1995.

6 Core Training Exercises for Equestrians - Sea Star Equestrian 04/04/2017

6 Core Training Exercises for Equestrians - Sea Star Equestrian

It's time to get back in shape after a long winter. How do you prepare for spring riding?

6 Core Training Exercises for Equestrians - Sea Star Equestrian Originally published for Savvy Horsewoman A majority of professional equestrians will tell you that the most essential element of any rider’s...

Where Did HH Azur Come From? 04/03/2017

Where Did HH Azur Come From?

Rhis is a great example of what a gentle start and a good foundation can achieve

Where Did HH Azur Come From? Just how did super-mare HH Azur find her way to McLain Ward? We found out from her breeder, Nathalie Beaufort of Belgium. You can read all about why Ward thinks HH Azur is special in the Feb. 6 American Horses In Sport issue of The Chronicle of the H...

Under-Horse Project 03/07/2017

A unique look at horses

There are available Limited Edition Prints 💛

Once I had a crazy idea to take a photo of a horse from underneath, today I have results from my most difficult photoshoot I have ever had. It all started with a project Under-cats. After it reach a high interest I decided to make a far bigger project. I looked for different examples of what was done on the internet and after no similar results I decided that I have to do it and be the first person to shoot a standing horse form underneath. As I started to organise the photoshoot of a horse I knew that all I needed is to get 600 kg horse on a glass, dig 3 meters in to the ground, put my camera under a big glass and take a shot. Even though it was the same concept as project "Under-Cats" it took two months to organise it all. I have found horse friendly environment and even made rubber horse shoes, to save the glass from scratching.

If last time I needed help from one person, this time I had more than 40 persons crew to make this crazy project come to life, which I could not make without them.

In the end we got these fascinating photographs that have never been created before.

I wish you to get inspired and believe in your ideas, as my team believed in this project.

Horses from "Tobulas žirgas" 🐴 💛

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Special thanks to:
Andrius Vaškevičius, Augustinas Žukovas, Dainora Kašėtaitė, Džiugas Jagminas, Eglė Karbauskaitė, Elzė Hoogduijn, Gediminas Ryženinas, Gustas Čiuoderis, Ingrid Žiem, Jaroslav Petrulevič, Justinas Žvigas Justy, Karolis Balcierius, Karolis Bingelis, Kristina Vildžiūnaitė, Linas Midveris, Lukas Šalna, Lukas Šniolis, Žentalis Lukas, Milda Vičiūtė, Neringa Indrišiūnaitė, Norbe Daunoravičius, Rokas Baltušnikas, Romuald Jurgelevič, Šarūnė Katinaitė, Simona Enimenas Petraitytė, Titas Kaz, Vaiva Vainoriute, Vidas Midveris, Vilius Jurgelevičius, Žilvinas Žilinskas

.. and everybody who took a part in this project! Without you, it would have been impossible to make this project come to life.

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Brabant Horses Getting The Job Done

While the use of true "horse power" may seem obsolete to some, there are still situations where they are the only way to get the work done, or at least the most effective. This is one great example but you can also find these giant horses working in logging operations, tourism, police and emergency response.

Timeline Photos 02/18/2017

Get in the know this spring with training and lessons from The Fundamental Horse.

The Fundamental Horse is now accepting a limited number of new clients in the Bozeman, MT area.

Contact us today to learn more.

Timeline Photos 02/12/2017

Are you ready to take the next step with you horse?

The Fundamental Horse is now accepting a limited number of new clients in the Bozeman, MT area for 2017.

Contact us today to learn more.

Timeline Photos 02/12/2017

Are you ready to take the next step with your horse?

The Fundamental Horse is now accepting a limited number of new clients in the Bozeman, MT area for 2017.

Contact us today to learn more.

Timeline Photos 02/05/2017

So proud of and her progress with Tino. These two have come a long ways since their first lesson!


Instagram photo by Nick Ramsay • Jan 30, 2017 at 7:54am UTC 02/02/2017

Instagram photo by Nick Ramsay • Jan 30, 2017 at 7:54am UTC

Thank you Mooseheart Photography for the wonderful photos. If you need a horse savvy photographer in the Bozeman area he's your guy!

Instagram photo by Nick Ramsay • Jan 30, 2017 at 7:54am UTC See this Instagram photo by • 30 likes

Timeline Photos 02/02/2017

Stay warm out there!

Timeline Photos 01/31/2017

My car doesn't normally stick out this far behind...

Horse AdsDecoded:Tips BeforeYou Buy! 01/31/2017

Horse AdsDecoded:Tips BeforeYou Buy!

As funny as this is, it can be completely true. If you've found yourself in any of these unsavory situations please contact me and let's get you and your four legged friend back on track!

Horse AdsDecoded:Tips BeforeYou Buy! Anyone who has ever trawled through adverts looking for their next equine partner knows the kinds of things you see on horse classifieds.


Who else is LOVING this weather? ☉


Trying to get to a lesson on time.

Timeline Photos 01/29/2017

My personal Crimson decided to photo bomb my sunset photo

Timeline Photos 01/29/2017

One more of my Crimson and our 🌅

Timeline Photos 01/15/2017

Contact me today to learn how to unlock your best horse. I have openings on the weekend and during the week, so there is something available for every schedule.

Timeline Photos 01/07/2017

Incredible advice from an incredible horseman.

"You’re not working with just a machine; you’re working with a mind. The horse is a thinking, feeling, decision-making animal and each one has a distinct personality.
But the human always acts superior. The human thinks it's smarter; it always wants to have things its way and right now. It wants to be boss.
If trouble comes up, the human turns it into a contest with the horse. But if you do that, watch just may lose." - Ray Hunt

Image of Ray is by Mike Thomas.

Dr. Temple Grandin on Fear in Horses 01/06/2017

Dr. Temple Grandin on Fear in Horses

Dr. Temple Grandin shares her wisdom on horse fear and memory.

Dr. Temple Grandin on Fear in Horses Dr. Temple Grandin, a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, talks about fear in horses.

How to tie your rope halter properly 01/04/2017

How to tie your rope halter properly

This is one of the first lessons you have to learn to practice safe horsemanship.

How to tie your rope halter properly This page contains photos showing you have to correctly tie your rope halter.


What an amazing sculpture!

Timeline Photos 01/03/2017

I was trying to work, but someone had other ideas

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