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Sept, 2017


The Equestrian Center Open House For The Mustangs

Jonathan Deeley, owner and operator of The Equestrian Center.
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Jonathan Deeley, owner and operator of The Equestrian Center. Tucked away on acreage behind Randolph Air Force Base for over 20 years, is the inviting barn and home of Jonathan Deeley, owner and operator of The Equestrian Center.
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Tucked away on acreage behind Randolph Air Force Base for over 20 years, is the inviting barn and home of Jonathan Deeley, owner and operator of The Equestrian Center. This is not your average barn; this is a barn filled with wild and gentled Mustangs from the Bureau of Land Management in Oklahoma.

Jonathan has spent over 30 years training horses and says, "the Mustang has taught me the most". He is thoroughly dedicated to working with the BLM and these incredible wild horses. He has a BLM approved facility and is also a certified trainer of wild Mustangs. The years he has spent with these horses has opened his mind to new and different possibilities. Jonathan has developed a system that is skill based, rather than focusing on a single training method. He stated, "it is amazing to see what was a theory, actually work!" The system he uses has proved itself time and time again with wild horses, gentled horses, and students.

As you talk with Jonathan, you quickly realize that he is a true horseman. Working with horses of varied breeds and disciplines has developed his vast knowledge base and effective mannerisms. He speaks calmly and deliberately to you, his students, and the animals he is conditioning. His movements are calculated and unhurried, realizing that the set of eyes on him are deciding what their next move is depending on his. Watching Jonathan working a wild horse in the round pen, as he simultaneously discusses his methods with his students, was inspiring. He was aware and guiding to all around him.

Jonathan has a military background as a Naval Combat Pilot
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Jonathan has a military background as a Naval Combat Pilot Jonathan has a military background as a Naval Combat Pilot and is currently the acting platoon leader for the military funeral honors Caisson, Fort Sam Houston (Army North).
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Jonathan has a military background as a Naval Combat Pilot and is currently the acting platoon leader for the military funeral honors Caisson, Fort Sam Houston (Army North). There are only two Caisson units in the United States; one in D.C. and the other here in San Antonio. He has cleverly integrated the Caisson training program and the Mustangs. The soldiers that are assigned to the Caisson unit do not necessarily have any equestrian background. He works with them on the perfectly trained Caisson horses on base and then invites them to The Equestrian Center to really learn about horses and their natural instincts. Jonathan states, "Mustangs have taught my soldiers more than any push button horse and have made me the trainer I am".

This is an exciting program that works. He brings in 4 Mustangs to gentle, saddle break, and rehome on a regular basis. The BLM has done a great job of finding homes for the wild Mustangs, but little is done for the gentled ones. Jonathan really wants to change that and help these amazing horses find great homes.

open house for the public to meet the Mustangs and view training demonstrations
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open house for the public to meet the Mustangs and view training demonstrations The Equestrian Center is hosting an open house for the public to meet the Mustangs September 16, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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There will be an open house for the public to meet the Mustangs and view training demonstrations from Jonathan and the dedicated soldiers of the Caisson at The Equestrian Center on September 16, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.



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