first brought Archer to Katie in June after being referred by Leanna Giles. Prior to arriving at KD Performance horses, Archer was not a rideable horse and needed a refresher course on his ground manners. We adopted Archer from the MNHAR. He had trust issues and training inconsistencies due to improper, non-professional training. The first six weeks of training with Katie, Archer began to respond very well to Katie’s training techniques. She developed Archer’s confidence and trust in humans. After waiting over a year to put Archer under saddle I was able to ride Archer for the first time. This was such a great feeling to see we were on the correct path as a result of Katie’s training. Katie gave Archer a solid base to start from as well as giving me the tools and the preparing to be more successful with my horse. It was important for us to work as a team so she also gave me lessons! Katie provided the highest level of care while he was with her and provided me with insight how on to better care for him. Thank you Katie for the start of Archer’s and my journey together. You are amazing!