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 Now you can take video, animations, diagrams, written explanation and audio with you to the arena.


Western Dressage Clinics

Simplification is the Key

BritishStirlingsw "Proper" horse training does not need to be technical! Western Dressage is not difficult to learn if it is simplified. Simplification does "NOT" minimize the value of Western Dressage training!


"I Got it Finally"

"Effective Leadership"

DawneHappysh To be truly effective requires simplification. "If you do not understand the lesson, how will your horse understand?"
                    2013 USA Working Equitation National Champion!

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"This is Randy & Carbon's First National Championship"

Every year the IALHA (International Andalusian & Lusitano Horse Association) have their annual championship in Fort Worth Texas. It was held this year on October 15th-19th 2013. 

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                     Randy Byers Truth Revealed!

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"Rearing and flipping over backwards is the single most dangerous thing a horse can do!"

Why does a horse rear?
Rearing is a refusal to go forward or an evasion to your "go forward" aids or cues!""

How do you fix a rearing problem? 
Simply put, "keep the horse's feet moving in any direction except backwards!"  It is impossible for a horse to rear while in a canter. In the video at the bottom of the page you will find a  a detailed explanation of the two most common methods to fix this unwanted behavior. 

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Over the years, countless people and horses have been seriously injured or even killed by this type of unwanted behavior. This behavior is not to be taken lightly. A horse can go 6 different directions: forward, back, left, right, down, and UP! The truth is that it can happen at anytime without any warning from the horse or action on your part. If you have a horse that is starting to rear, seek help from a professional before you or your horse get seriously injured or even killed. "It is better to put a welt on the horse's butt than have the horse put you in the grave!"

Western Dressage

Carbons headband


Where is Randy?

 After 7 months on the road and 18,500 miles I am back home in Yelm Washington. The "2011 No Excuses Tour" is now over and I am glad to be home.

Back in May, I was heading out to Minnesota for an expo and few clinics. Originally I had only planned to be gone a few weeks, then it turned into a few months. It has been quite the adventure.

Where can you find baseball size hail, blood sucking flies, tornadoes, and fireflies? Yes, the Midwest. Wow what a change in geography. They replaced all the mountains with corn fields.

I was hopping to get out of the rain and get better weather in the Midwest, boy was I wrong. They had the same wet weather as we did in Seattle; the corn fields were lakes. Now I know why they call it the state of a 10,000 lakes.

Here are a few pictures of my 7 month tour. For more highlights, check out the newsletter coming out next month.

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Western Dressage Show at Donida March 2012

Pas De Deux at Donida Farms

May 17th 2012;

I want to give a big thank you to Gwen Blake of Donida Farms for allowing us (Carbon, Blanche) to ride a Pas De Deux and for adding Western Dressage classes to her line up. I also want to thank Blanche Dillashaw for riding with me at the lunch time break to preform a musical free style Pas De Deux. We had a good time and the crowd loved it.

This was the first Western Dressage show for Carbon and I. I will have to say, it is nice to get feed back from judges on how my horse goes.. I never get to see myself ride and to see how my horse performs underneath me.  This show did a lot to not only help me learn where I can improve, but to validate a lot of what I had assumed about Carbon and myself, and my training methods.  Overall I was happy with our scores.

  1. Primary Level Test #4 | 68.3
  2. Primary Level Test #2 | 67.0
  3. Primary Level Test #3 | 68.1 


Western Dressage Show at Donida April 2012

Western Dressage Show at Donida Farms


April 14th 2012;

No more "Bench Racing". No more talk! This year I decided to walk the talk. This sport is so new that there are not very many opportunies to show yet. Thanks to Donida Farms, we now have a place to show and be tested. For the past two years, I have been practicing and teaching Western Dressage to students all over the U.S. and Canada. I am pleased that my clients have been doing well in their showing, and while I know I have a lot to learn, I am pleased that the Dressage judges seem to like my performances with Carbon. At our second show, the judges gave him an average score of 70.7 over 3 tests.
  1. Primary Level Test #4 | 68.3
  2. Basic Level Test #1 | 68.1
  3. Primary Level Test #3 | 75.6
New Website

Paradigm Shift

The term "paradigm shift" represents the notion of a major change in a certain thought-pattern — a radical change in personal beliefs, complex systems or organizations, replacing the former way of thinking or organizing with a radically different way of thinking or organizing

Has Randy Reinvented himself? " ABSOLUTELY NOT!" a full "PARADIGM SHIFT!"  is what this is!

Randy Byers Horsemanship has made a big change in direction both in technology and horsemanship. Randy has led the way in innovation with his iPhone Apps, and pocket guides, and now Western Dressage is taking off with his "simplification of Dressage." 

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