Wendy Fisher of Willow Tree Equestrian Center in Bangor, MI comes from a long line of horse men and women. She grew up riding and driving horses in Indiana and then showed them in 4-H in Connecticut. At the age of 21 she moved to Southwest Michigan to manage her own Horse Farm. Shortly after, she joined the team at Willow Tree Equestrian Center as manager and the Western/Driving/Gymkhana/Trail trainer. This summer makes 17 years there. Wendy enjoys bringing the love of horses to children and adults alike. She excels in building confidence in both the Horse and Rider.
I have been instructing riding lessons since 1994. I have my B.S. in Animal Science with Equine Management from South Dakota State University. I have been showing horses since 1988 in everything ranging from Fitting and Showing to Barrel Racing. I have owned APHA and AQHA horses since 1999! I enjoy hitting the trails and the rails with my horses.
Breanna Brown completed the Brandi Lyons Certification Program. During that time she learned and fine tuned many different skills such as starting horses, working with problem horses, basics of performance training, and trick training. The Lyons method is considered “Natural Horsemanship” meaning that you use pressure and release to teach the horse. When working with the horse, the goal is to ask “yes” questions. It starts with asking the horse to do something simple (i.e. kiss to make the horse walk forward, when they move you stop kissing). This method teaches the horse in a way that also builds their confidence and trust with their rider.