About Rob Driedger
Rob’s love for horses started long before he was born. Both his grandfathers on both sides were known in their areas for taking pride in how they treated their horses and the condition in which they kept them. His one grandpa was even considered the local vet at the time.
As Rob grew up, he heard many a story from his grandfathers about their love of horses. Stories like how his Grandpa would tackle the job of training unmanageable teams through his gentle methods then using them to do field work in just their halters.
Rob had always been fascinated with horses, despite his concrete city surroundings. He first started riding horses at age 16, at Camp Arnes. He did anything to be with the horses – muck out stalls, feeding or general maintenance. Soon he began to assist trail rides and classes. Eventually, he bought five 2-year olds to break. He wanted to become a horse trainer, and the best way that he knew how was to give it a try.
He was offered his first big job as a result of his 2 year old breaking experience and that job, in turn, quickly landed him an opportunity to go to Texas and work with Scott McCutcheon, a world champion reining trainer.
To improve his skills even more, he managed Camp Arnes’ herd of 35 head over 5 years. He found that the best horses were the ones that had a good foundation and lived in as natural a setting as possible. That meant the horses had to be happy and healthy to reach their potential; having a horse WANT to do something was by far much more effective than MAKING a horse do it!
In 2000, Rob and his wife moved to the ranch they currently own. Rob has built this place from the ground up. He cleared the bush for the indoor and outdoor arenas. He insulated the indoor himself. He renovated the whole barn and has created a safe and natural environment for horses to learn in. He has learned from the best trainers and has put together a program that really works!
Animals of all kinds have been a big part of our life. Please feel free to browse through our website. You are welcome to come by often to look for updates or changes. If there is a particular area of our website that interests you, please contact us and we’ll do our best to help.