Our horse training program starts with a solid, basic reining foundation. Before we start training a horse in any discipline, we believe in taking the time to make sure the horse is physically strong and flexible, responsive to basic cues, and mentally compliant and confident. We want each horse to be able to handle any situation, whether it’s in the show arena, warm-up, out in the pasture or on a trail.
Our use of reining training principles ensures that every horse has a basic set of skills and an obedient disposition, whether it ends up with a show career in reining or any other discipline, or becomes a ranch horse or is just a plain old riding horse for personal enjoyment.
We believe in communicating frequently and honestly about how your horse is progressing, and will always offer insight on our opinion of his ability to meet your expectations. His overall health and well-being are of utmost concern, and we will never compromise mental or physical soundness to attain a goal or accolade. Our facility allows for your horse to stay physically and mentally ready to compete year round.
We also offer a limited number of lessons. Whether you are looking to try something new, go to the show pen, or just brush up on your horsemanship, Gibbs Performance Horses can help you achieve your goals.
Daniel began showing around the age of 10 and was a product of the ever-successful Pony Club. He gained early experience riding Cross Country and Show Jumping, with a little Dressage mixed in. In his teens, Daniel became interested in the Western Performance disciplines, and in particular, cattle events.
Daniel’s equine horizons continued to broaden and his resume became even more diverse. In 2007, he was a Top 10 finalist at the ARHA World Show, and was ARHA World Champion in 2008. In Daniel’s freshman year at Cornell University, he was a member of the Cornell Polo Team. He has also achieved Register of Merit Awards and World Show Qualifications with the AQHA. Daniel has been lucky to have the guidance of some great knowledgeable trainers in multiple disciplines. Daniel is an Nrha Open Money earner, which is where lies his main focus.
To date, Daniel has shown in nearly every western performance event, from Working Cow Horse to Reining to Roping. He has held memberships and competed successfully in the AQHA, NRHA, USTRC, SRA, NCA, NTRL, as well as other organizations. Experience with such a broad range of disciplines and types of horses has given him invaluable foundation to draw upon in training the modern day reining horse. It allows him to customize an approach for every type of equine athlete and mindset, and create a training program that allows horses to become successful. He can come up with a plan to offer the best potential for success, and get you the positive results you expect.
2014 was a limited, but successful show year for us. Daniel Gibbs was 5th in the Double Run Open Futurity in Williamston, NC, on the good mare Ripple Wrangler. After that early success, Daniel decided at the last minute to send her to the NRHA Reining Futurity in Oklahoma City to be shown by Brian Bell and Pierre-Luc Phaneuf. Ripple Wrangler arrived only days before the Futurity First Go, but ended up an Open Finalist winning over $12,000.
Daniel Gibbs has devoted most of his last couple show seasons to starting colts and advancing young horses. But he would love the opportunity to show or help you show your aged event horses. Whether your targeting the futurities, derbies or just showing older weekend horses, we believe we can help you meet or exceed your performance goals.
We are very excited for the upcoming show season, and we invite you to watch for our futurity, derby and older show horses at the biggest regional and national NRHA shows.
$850.00 – MONTH
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