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Hi I am Trish Taylor-Ward from New Zealand. Last year in 2017 I met and rode with Cole Cameron at Equidays NZ,
in both the North and South Island.
I found him to be both professional and encouraging whilst I was both competing in the Isuzu D-Max off road
challenge and as a student in his demo class.
Cole became a favorite of many who rode at Equidays as he demonstrated an excellent standard in horsemanship
and as an entrepreneur for the horse, and for Cowboy Challenge.
We are so lucky to have had this experience and hope to have many more in the years to come
In August 2017 I was faced with having to replace my injured EXCA competition horse. After much frustration of
not being able to find a well-trained horse I called Double Horn Ranch. To my delight Cole had decided to sell
one of his horses, Smokey Lonesome. Being a novice rider, I didn’t know if I could manage a rope horse in an
EXCA race. Was I ever wrong! Because of Cole’s work with him, Smokey is a well broke horse, light and
responsive, and has awesome ground manners. I purchased Smokey and we headed home to Mississippi. I was
able to complete the EXCA season riding Smokey at the 2017 EXCA World Championship. Thank you, Cole, for
doing such a fantastic job with Smokey.
Cole Cameron and I have been working together for the past three years on not only my horses, but on my
horsemanship as well. He has a way of communicating with horses and people that allow us to focus on bettering
our riding, no matter what level we are on.
My first Cameron clinic, and I have attended quite a few, I was impressed on how Cole feels of his horse and his
softness with his horse when asking for any type of transition. When my three year old quarter horse was ready for
training, he was kind enough to work with her and she has been an absolute rock. She and I have been in
countless grand entries and parades, in which she is a stabilizing influence on our entire team.
When I was ready for a “back-up” horse, Cole found me the perfect match. My new gelding is even more fabulous!
Cole is truly a wonderful horseman and trainer. I have sung his praises to my riding group and now several other
members of our team go down regularly for group lessons.
I feel so fortunate to have such a wonderful influence on not only me, but me as well.