Trails, mountain trails, cowboy dressage, equitation, liberty training and wild mustang competitions
Yes (150x 300) Outdoor arena and 180 acres of trails
|Willing to Travel?||
Yes to places that can overnight 2 horses (mine and my assistant’s)
|Willing to Train Outside Horses for ETHA Events?||Yes|
|Preferred Foundation||Strawberry Mountain Mustangs|
Born in Philadelphia, Sarah Brown started working with horses in 1982 as a volunteer at the Philadelphia Children’s Zoo. She graduated from Abington Friends School as a National Merit Scholar and went on to become Manager at the Philadelphia Carriage Company, the oldest and largest commercial carriage company in the nation.
Always wanting to expand her knowledge about horses, Sarah spent some time in Colorado in the early 90’s as the manager of a family-run dude ranch and guided rides throughout the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Here she was introduced to Natural Horsemanship Training through the guidance of owner Dean Anderson and began training horses for ranch work. Sarah also spent 2 years in Montana working for an outfitter guiding 10-day long pack trips and hunting trips throughout the Bob Marshall Wilderness.
Throughout the years, carriage driving and the draft horses who pull have remained a passion for Sarah and she continues to return to Philadelphia to guide tours through the city. This eventually led to her opening her own carriage company, Crismond Carriages LLC., in Denver, Colorado. As an advocate for the humane and fair treatment for horses, Sarah has spent time with city council members in both cities to design laws in order to protect the safety and well-being of the carriage horses. For additional income, she trained gaited horses in preparation for the Denver hunting dog field trials.
Since moving to Oregon, Sarah has been training horses for local horse owners since 2007. She was the founder of Forest Trails Horse Relief, a private rescue program for unwanted horses with training issues. Through the program, she took in, rehabbed, trained and placed over 200 horses in the community. After closing the doors of FTHR in 2013, Sarah continues to rescue individual horses, as well as help horse owners find homes for their horses throughout the area.
In 2015, Sarah was invited to participate in Mustang Challenges in Klamath Falls and Redmond. Competing against top trainers to gentle a mustang straight from the wild in 6 hours. In both competitions, Sarah was able to ride her mustang in the time given and was inspired to expand her work with the wild mustangs. In July, she adopted a mother and foal pair of BLM mustangs from the Palomino Buttes herd out of the holding facility. Sage, the dam, has been in training since coming home and has been an inspiration to reach out to more mustangs.