is a training and boarding center located east of Colorado Springs.
LPTC is dedicated to creating a lasting partnership between horse and
human using natural horsemanship methods. Great care is taken to
insure that the horses are provided with the best care possible, and that
their human partners are given the knowledge they need to create and
preserve a healthy, happy, lasting partnership with their equine friend!
We have several horses here that are up for adoption through Front
Range Equine Rescue. For photos see the For Sale Page!
Michelle's BioMichelle has always had a passion for working with horses. Michelle took her first riding lessons at age 5. At age 12
she worked cleaning stalls at a riding stable for the summer to earn enough money to buy her first two horses
(Smokey and Kiowa). From this point forward Michelle absorbed all the books and clinics that she could attend and
planned for a time that she could start her own horse training business.
In 2005 Michelle graduated from Clay Harper and Sandy Carpenter-Rose's apprenticeship program. Clay is a John
Lyons' Select Certified trainer and continues to further his own horse-education by working with/under numerous
trainers he meets. Sandy is long time professional trainer of all breeds and disciplines, and has been very
successful in the show ring. The two have different approaches to training, and greatly compliment each other!!
From Michelle:"I prefer "Natural Horsemanship" methods; pressure and release. I feel each trainer has something to teach and do
not prefer one particular method over another. Each horse is an individual and it just doesn't make sense to pick one
method and stick with it. Along with my apprenticeship under Clay Harper, I have participated in many natural
horsemanship clinics, as well as some draft horse clinics. I take bits and pieces from each clinic, book and video
and combine that with my own experiences to find the best way to work with a particular horse. I am continually
looking to expand my knowledge, and will continue to read new (and new to me) training books, watch videos and
I want to focus on building a strong, willing partnership between horse and human-both on the ground and in the
saddle. When you create a willing partnership with your horse you will both be happier. I want to show horses and
people how to achieve this partnership. I like to ride and drive for pleasure, both mine and the horses.
I also feel strongly that every horse deserves a chance, and thoroughly enjoy working with "problem horses." Whether
the horse comes from a sketchy past or has simply had little to no training, most horses will come around in time-if
given a chance. Over the past seven years I have worked with an average of 60 rescue horse per year. These horses
have included aggressive, starved, abused, injured, unhandled, nervous and all ages/breeds. This has taught me
much more about all aspects of training and care than most people get a chance to learn."