Enhancing Performance One Athlete at a Time!
To enhance the Performance of our Students, their horses and dogs through innovative Training and Wellness Solutions!
To encourage and support riders and handlers of all levels in their quest for extraordinary results with their animal partners!
Success...it means something different to everyone. At Heart T Ranch, we are committed to helping you achieve YOUR goals as a rider and handler!
The Plan - Have you heard the saying, "You don't know what you don't know?" Our proven training programs will teach you the fundamental skills necessary to build your horse or dog into your DREAM partner! Along the way, you'll discover you are capable of more than you ever imagined...
Our Cutting-Edge Wellness Solutions ensure every Human, Equine and Canine Athlete are prepared to Perform at their BEST!
The Community - Your Journey Begins HERE! Heart T Ranch is more than a training program, it's a COMMUNITY of horse and stockdog enthusiasts from around the world! We are a family dedicated to helping one another travel the road of gaining knowledge to become better handlers!
"Wow! Where do I start? My daughter and I have been students of Tammy and Heart T Ranch for over 10 years. It's a great program run at Heart T, from Groundschool clinics to high level Dressage. There is definitely a level of professionalism and caring that is there for all her students and clients and a strong will for all involved to succeed!!" Tara Anderson
Teaching is my passion!
I'm here to guide YOU on your Training Journey! For over thirty years, I've specialized in training horses for adult amateur and youth riders. In 2017, I began training Stock Dogs as well and found the same concepts apply in both arenas.
My coaching techniques are designed to help riders and handlers achieve extraordinary results by mastering Fundamental Principles and learning how to apply them in a successful manner.
I was raised in a Montana ranching family. My earliest riding experiences involved chasing cattle through the hills and competing in rodeo events. In 1988, I formally opened my horse training business. By 1994, I had won the FFA Western Region Star in Agribusiness Award for my business, the first woman to do so!
I have experience training and showing in a variety of disciplines at the National level, from reining and cutting to dressage and eventing. I've also found success in the Stock Dog world. Some recent accomplishments include 2021 Strang Ranch Double Lift winner, 2021 Soldier Hollow Qualifier, 2021 Meeker Classic Semi-Finalist, 2021 National Cattledog Association Reserve National Intermediate Champion, 2021 Trailing of The Sheep Reserve Double Lift Champion.
Today, my primary focus is on training my personal horses and dogs while coaching riders and handlers to discover and achieve their potential in Equestrian and Herding disciplines.
When I'm not riding or teaching, I enjoy participating in Stockdog Competition with my wonderful string of dogs!
Daniel is also a native Montanan. He joined Heart T Ranch in 1998 as the head of the Young Horse Program. Daniel is a very talented trainer, with infinite patience in his training of young horses. Daniel starts all the young horses at Heart T Ranch, as well as keeps the facility in beautiful shape with his masterful skills of welding and facility design! His passion is for Reined Cowhorse. He is an NRCHA 1A Certified Judge in addition to being a talented reined cowhorse trainer.
Daniel is also an accomplished Farrier, having apprenticed with Master Farrier, Tony Yost, for 8 years. From barefoot trimming to sliders and corrective work, Daniel provides superior hoof care for Heart T Ranch horses!
In his free time, Daniel enjoys fishing and archery hunting in the beautiful wilderness of Montana and Alaska!
Together, Daniel and Tammy strive to make Heart T Ranch a fun, educational and inviting place to pursue your goals. Contact them today to discuss the possibilities that await you!
Our Success... Measured in Students!
Heart T Ranch students have achieved impressive results nationwide and include USDF Dressage, USEA Eventing, USHJA Hunter/Jumper competitions, and NRCHA Reined Cowhorse events. These students and their amazing horses represent the results possible in the show ring. We are equally proud of our students who choose not to show, but focus on personal development and strengthening their relationship with their horse.
Your Horsemanship Dream is our Mission!