Josh Lyons has spent the last 25 years working alongside his father John Lyons, “The World’s Most Trusted Horseman” to develop the world’s most trusted horse training tools available today. Josh’s proven method is used by people around the world, from the most basic rider to advanced professional trainers and clinicians. Josh has earned a place among the top trainers in the industry by applying a simple philosophy “knowledge and motivation are the only tools you need to bring to the barn with you”.
Josh excels as a mentor, clinician, and father. He is very passionate about reining and actively competes in the NRHA (National Reining Horse Association). Josh is a very devoted husband to his lovely wife Jana, and father to their four very active boys who are growing up extremely fast. Josh has been riding, training, and developing horse training aids all of his life. His equine career spans a wide variety of disciplines and events. He was raised on a working cattle ranch in beautiful Western Colorado, has participated in the PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) riding saddle broncs and team roping is trained in classical dressage, and has qualified for the open finals in the NRHA (National Reining Horse Association) Futurity.
At the core of Josh’s training program is a cruelty-free, conditioned response training program that provides an in-depth understanding of the horse while teaching the handler how to safely and effectively work with their horse. This “Trust not Trauma” approach allows the handler to become a trainer and the horse to respond in a positive way to the cues given.
This longstanding, proven approach provides confidence for the horse, the rider, and the trainer. Josh has been able to share his knowledge with thousands of people worldwide and he is committed to helping you and your horse.
As you look through our website you’ll find our up to date schedule which provides all the details you need for our upcoming events, you can also become familiar and read about our training facility in Cross Plains, Tennessee, check out any current horses and prospects we have for sale, and shop for some great tack and training products.
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