Having hosted and ridden in Nya Bates Private Lesson Clinics, I can attest to the fact attendees get more than their money’s worth of instruction, guidance and encouragement. Her no-nonsense, but friendly, direct approach with both horse and rider makes for a win-win situation every time. Nya takes the time to understand the rider’s reason for attending a private lesson clinic and then quickly analyzes the horse (mouth, feet and way of going), saddle fit and bitting equipment. And, as with her horse training program, Nya always makes sure both horse and rider understand any instruction before moving on to the next step. If I had the facilities, I would offer Nya Bates Private Lesson Clinics in Southern Oregon once a month.
End of the Trail Foxtrotter Ranch
Klamath Falls, Or.
We had the pleasure of hosting Nya Bates for a Gaited Horse Clinic at Sky Hawk Ranch in May of this year. We have had nothing but positive feed back from all that participated in both the Gait Recognition class and one-on-one sessions with Nya. Nya is very easy to work with. She has a professional, easy manner about her. She is a gift to the gaited horse industry and she can bring out the best in each horse and rider “team.”
Event Coordinator – Sky Hawk Ranch
My Name is Robin Clifford and I wanted to take the time to give Nya and her Training program a big thumbs up. We all know how hard it is to find the right trainer so this is my story.
My Stallion “Wings” was treated as I would treat my Horses and better! I saw how Nya goes to work the first time she speaks to you on the phone and setting up the training, to as soon as we arrived we were into training and making good things happen in many ways. My Horse and I were both comfortable right away with Nya. I also saw the great care of her own horses and the other horses there in training. I knew Wing’s would be fine and do well.
Firm, direct, to the point for me and Wings is how we learned separate and together, Nya knew what would work for both of us and it did. We also had a great time. Topped off with his First Show; Stallion Class: Blue, Championship, and Reserve Grand Champion. What a thrill at how good Wing’s was with it all and still wanted to listen and behave with just a few weeks training on him. Wings was just 4 yrs later that month and he had never been off Our Ranch before this Training/Show trip. I have been the only one to ever handle him before Nya.
Nya listened and Wing’s and I received what we wanted out of the training time of 30 Days. We are very pleased. Now it is our job to continue to move forward in the great training we learned.
Thank you to Nya and Rocky Bates for your wonderful Hospitality in beautiful Idaho. I will be back and I will recommend you for sure.
Feather Gate Gold “Wings” Amber Champagne, Curly, Missiouri Fox Trotters Stallion
Robin Riley Clifford
Feather Gait Ranch