Jose Alejos Young Horse Program

JOSE ALEJOS returns to the Pacific Northwest in the Spring 2023

October 18-29, 2022

World renown young horse starter and Master horsemen Jose Alejos. Jose
will be returning to the Northwest at Donida Farm, located in Auburn WA,
October 18-29, 2022.This is a condensed program. This fantastic training
seminar is filling up fast. Multiple divisions available. Prices include
Permanent box stall, tack-up, cool-out, hacks, fabulous experience and
confidence gained.
Jose Alejos, is an athlete, a horseman, mentor, and we are privileged that
he is willing to share his experiences with us.

1) “Backing”: The two week program for backing of the unbroke horse. For
horses never been started under saddle $1,500 payable to Jose Alejos.
Additional $700 board payable to Donida. Read  info sheet
2) “Difficult horse”: Rearing, bucking, bolting, bullying, bad stallion
behavior, etc.) These horses may only need a few days of
explanation/correction/evaluation or up to two weeks. Read  info sheet
Daily  haul-ins payable to Donida @ $45.00 day,  day stall.Read  info sheet
3) “Life lessons”: Halter breaking while instilling. Read  info sheet
confidence with leading. Along with weaning in a group. (Yearlings thru 2
year old accepted as well). Individually priced by Jose Alejos.
haul-ins payable to Donida @ $45.00 day. additional for day stall.
4) “Individual rides”: available as well with personal consult. Individually
priced by Jose Alejos. haul-ins payable to Donida @ $45.00 day stall. First ride $250, second $200, Third and onward $150. Read  info sheet

Owners will learn how to deal with their individual horse by the end of this seminar. Riders
will usually be on their own horse and going for group trail rides aboard their newly broke

Professionals expressed concern that they do not have time to start young horses as they have
to focus their time on training and coaching, novice and advanced clientele. The inherent risk
of starting young horses is widely acknowledged.

The most proficient riders, trainers, or athletes are the ones who practice their skills every day.
An Olympic competitor trains every day to become a champion in their sport, so should the
horse trainer! Sport research concludes that to become one of the elite global athletes in any
sport, it requires a minimum 10,000 hours of training and practice to breach the highperformance level, let alone be the champion. The presenters in this series are top athletes and
coaches in the discipline of starting young horses. It is estimated they have well over 90 000
hours in their field to date.World renown young horse starter and Master horsemen Jose Alejos. Jose
will be returning to the Northwest at Donida Farm, located in Auburn WA,

From Jose -“I travel the world starting young horses and addressing training problems in horses
and their riders for virtually every discipline. I’ve been doing this since I was 10 years old
when I first learned the principles of horsemanship from my grandfather. I call my method
“rational horsemanship” because it is based on the natural interactions that occur among horses
in a herd. Rational horsemanship takes advantage of a horse’s natural reaction to pressure and,
even more importantly, its reaction to the precise timing of the release of pressure, so that the
horse becomes increasingly responsive to the rider’s aids (seat, leg, and hand). Using this
method, I sense when the horse is just on the verge of giving to pressure, at which point I
reward the horse with the release. In just a few short weeks, my rational horsemanship
approach can produce a responsive, balanced and happy young horse that a professional or
good amateur can continue working with in their specific discipline. Ultimately, my method
establishes a secure foundation for each young horse I work with, whether they are hunter,
jumper, dressage, eventing, or western riding horses.

When I travel to a farm, I typically work with 10 to 30 horses at a time. Occasionally I will
work with less than 10 young horses or combine some colt starting with solving training
problems in older horses. My programs typically run about two weeks, but I absolutely
guarantee my work and I stay for as long as is needed to ensure that the riders and trainers are
satisfied and comfortable riding and handling their horses themselves.”
Donida Farm Equestrian Center Spring 2022 Young Horse Seminar.
Contact: Gwen Blake 360-507-9306/text/call/message

Mail information sheets with deposits payable to Jose to:
Gwen Blake c/o Young Horse session,
16650 S.E. 376th street,
Auburn, WA 98092

Documents and paperwork:

1-Jose-fall -intro-letter-october 2022

2-participate-form-and-short-Jose-fall-2022 – Copy – Copy

3-Board-agreemant-for-Jose-Oct -2021-

4. Release and Indemnification