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Thunderbrook Tennessee Walkers

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Training & Development of
Colts and Problem Horses

Thunderbrook Tennessee Walkers provides several equine services.

- Colt Starting
- Working and Fixing Problem Horses
- Groundwork, Trailering, Tying, etc. for all ages
- Ranch Work
- Roping (brandings and out in the pasture)
- Preparing Your Horse for Trail Riding
- Need a horse that just needs miles, well we have the miles for your horse
- Gait Repair specializing in Tennessee Walkers

All the horses we start and work with are trained using natural horsemanship techniques. While your horse is with us they will experience life on our 20,000 acre cattle ranch. They will do everything from trailing cattle to sorting cattle to roping to just trail riding.

We take in all breeds of horses but specialize in gaited horses.

***Very limited spots every year***


Board: $5/Day
approx $150 a month

Training: $25/Day

For colts being started under saddle we prefer we have your horse for 45 days and in that time they will receive the necessary ground work needed before riding and 30 rides. The horse will be worked with 5-6 days a week.

For all other horses we work with we would prefer they stay with us for at least 30 days. The horse will be work 5-6 days a week, depending on the horse and his/her needs.

Approx cost of training and board for one month=$650
Approx cost of training and board for 45 days=$975



Starting Stryker Under Saddle
3 yr old Tennessee Walker Gelding
March 2015

Working Sophie Around Some Cows
9 yr old Tennessee Walker Mare
June 2014

Glory's Fifth Ride
2 yr old Tennessee Walker Filly
November 2013

Tucker's First Ride
2 yr old Tennessee Walker Gelding
September 2011

Flagan's Second Ride
2 yr old Tennessee Walker Gelding
September 2011

Rawhide Excelling at Cattle Work
10 yr old Tennessee Walker Stallion from Wisconsin
***Full Brother to Our Stallion***
October 2010

 Training Testimonial From Rawhide's Owner

I have known Krista for several years now and am privileged to share in her equine family.  Krista has a phenomenal stallion, Laredo Moon.  I own his full brother, Shoshoni Moon, aka Rawhide.  I had the honor of having Krista take my stallion and put some time on him and work out a few "kinks".  Rawhide was purchased as a five year old stallion that had no real previous work done with him up to that point.  Knowing he had potential, I felt he was worth purchasing and putting the time into.  My labor of love with Rawhide started in the fall of 2005.  He showed a rare intelligence and love for work.  However, after a point, we hit a road block.  Being that he was started so late, and had some of his priorities out of order, we just couldn't seem to move forward, and I felt that there was something missing.  Knowing the bloodline that Rawhide is out of and seeing what Krista has done with Laredo gave me hope, and with a phone call, Krista rescued us.  Rawhide is my baby boy and I trust very few people, but Krista worked wonders.  I trust her completely and know that she has the talent, know-how, and creativity, with a gentle touch, to fix any problem she faces.  When I got Rawhide back, he was a "complete" horse.  I mean complete in the sense that all the puzzle pieces were fitting together, and we were finally on the same page with the same goal.  It is one thing to love your horse, but when you can fall in love with them all over again, that is an amazing gift and Krista gave that to me and Rawhide.  I would not hesitate to recommend Krista for her training and problem fixing skills.  There is no one else I would rather send a horse to for training.


Atisha Zentner, New Beginnings Tennessee Walkers

Westboro, WI

Moving Cows on Sunday
4 yr old Tennessee Walker Filly
May 2010

Training Testimonial From Sunday's Owner
I have bred, raised, and loved horses most of my life and very recently I had a filly that had been raised on a bottle after her mother died during birth....she hadn't had the experience of learning how to be a horse from her mom so thought she was a person and was quite spoiled...I was worried about getting the right person to train her as I felt she was smart as a whip but her training would be challenging...I decided to chose Krista Donsbach for the training after selling her a few horses and liking how she handled them...I couldn't be more pleased with the result...After a few months, my filly returned home not only trained but completely "finished" as a horse...She is amazing in all the things Krista taught her...I had warned Krista it would be a challenge but she rose to the occasion and we have the most awesome mare now that we have ever owned...I have never been more impressed with a trainer as I am with this young lady and highly recommend her to anyone needing training for their horses...
Linda Morgan
Roundup, Mt.

Branding on Moonshine
***First time ever being roped off of***
9 yr old Tennessee Walker Gelding
May 2010

Training Testimonial From Moonshine's Owner

Krista has trained her stallion,Laredo, who she purchased from me and has done an outstanding job with him.  She also worked with my gelding, Moonshine, taught him to rope, and made him a very enjoyable, dependable mount.  Krista has the unique ability of gentle but firm treatment and excellent communication with all animals, especially horses.  I highly recommend her training ability and work ethics.

Karen Canchola

Evansville, WY

Jigger's 1st Ride
4 yr old Paint Filly
January 2009

Lope work with Harmony
5 yr old Shire Mare
November 2008

Teaching Comanche How To Lunge
2 yr old Tennessee Walker Filly
September 2008

Deputy's 1st Ride
2 yr old Quarter Horse Gelding
September 2008

Maynard's 3rd Ride
3 yr old Paint Gelding
Summer 2008

Ed's 1st Ride
2 yr old Quarter Horse Gelding
Fall 2007

Laredo's 5th Ride
2 yr old Tennessee Walker Stallion
  Summer 2007

Harmony's 2nd Ride
3 yr old Shire Mare
  March 2006

Refresher coarse for DeDe
6 yr old Tennessee Walker Mare
Broke as a 3 yr old then turned into a broodmare
Fall 2006