We start with amazing young horses and then develop mind and spirit via a specialized young horse training program. This is not a physical conditioning program... babies still get to be babies, but they learn how to be thoughtful and open minded. We combine learning exercises, with exposure to stimuli, to create a knowledgeable, curious, confident, willing, very well educated equine partner.
Our last 2019 program 'graduate', 3YO Lydia (whom began training with us as a weanling), was recently awarded:
2019 USEF Reserve Champion - Horse of the Year - Andalusian / Jr Hrs Eng. Division
2019 USEF Reserve Champion - Horse of the Year - Andalusian / Jr Hrs West. Division
2019 IALHA - Reserve National Champion - Western Pleasure Jr. Horse
2019 IALHA - National Top 5 - Dressage Suitability
2019 IALHA - National Top 5 - Hunt Seat Jr. Horse
What You Can Do:
Please reach out! Come by for a farm visit and let us showcase our training to you. If and when we list a horse for sale, they sell very fast! If you are interested in being notified when we list a horse for sale, please send us a message. We will notify you prior to posting the horse for sale!
Our Location & Information: Equine Proper Beginnings, LLC is owned and operated by Cody and Glee Hastings. Our farm is on 38 acres, conveniently located about an hour South of the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex, in Blooming Grove, Texas. We are a quick drive from DFW or Love Field airports. Nationwide and Canadian clients welcome. We update our website nearly weekly, so all information is up-to-date. We'd love to hear from you, so please feel free to call (214-566-9775) or email via our contact page.
"No locker room speeches. No play books. No contracts or free agents. Not even a word spoken between teammates. Doesn't that make it the greatest of all team sports?"
- Horse magazine ad from decades ago
Seeing is believing and videos are the proof of training. Here are just a few videos which demonstrate the level of training and experiences our horses receive:
MASTER UNDER SADDLE VIDEO...
Bridleless, Fire Crossing, Dressage, Obstacles, Cows, Trail & More!
MASTER GROUND WORK VIDEO...
Liberty, Tricks, Lots of Bubble Wrap and other Desensitization, Total Body Control & More!