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Steve Jones Horsemanship

Better Horsemen Ride Better Horses

STEVE is a native of Winfield, Louisiana. His family was involved in agriculture with cattle, hogs, vegetable production, and horses. Cattle were grazed on timber company land Steve fieldproviding the young Steve with lots of horseback time and unique experiences. These experiences of riding and working cattle provided an opportunity for Steve to work his way through College as a day-work cowboy. He also rode young horses for the public when time allowed.

Steve’s graduate education included the study of animal behavior. As a result, many of the old ways of getting colts started and horses trained was scratched and a philosophy of communicating with the horse from the horses’ perspective was developed.

Steve served as University of Arkansas Extension Horse Specialist for 21 years.

Steve’s life-long passion has always been horses and livestock. Steve is an avid trail rider, horse packer and even teaches dutch oven cooking classes. He trail rides, horse packs, IMG_0697conducts horsemanship and training clinics, competes in stock horse shows, and judges stock horse and competitive trail events throughout the United States. Steve’s Clinics have been presented to over 30,000 horsemen.

He has organized and conducted pack trips for 4-H-ers in the Pecos Wilderness in northern New Mexico. He writes a monthly news article, Campfires, Trail, and Tails, for the Horsemen’s Round-Up, the largest equine publication in DSC_0031Arkansas. In addition, Steve co-hosts a monthly radio show, Hoof Tracks, broadcast on numerous stations throughout Central and Eastern Arkansas. Steve still enjoys occasionally working his cow horses on a few local ranches.

Diamond TR Ranch is please to host the full Ground to Saddle series of Steve Jones clinics.