Our facility is located just 5 minutes south of Brandon, Mb. on highway #10. We are an hour north of the International Peace Gardens and U.S boarder. We offer year round training with these conveniences:


  1 Indoor picadero                2 Indoor arena               3 Outdoor arena                 4a & 4b Two round pens                      5 Square pen with flag

                                   6 17 box stall barn                             7 Outdoor pens and runs


Thunderbird’s training philosophy is a devotion to the horse’s education and well being. Promoting training through willingness and creating a bond while establishing a strong and sound foundation to ensure lasting results. 


NeilBiography   Horses are Neil’s passion and he has dedicated his life to understanding the horse and it’s behaviors. Over the last 40 years, he has trained thousands of horses for himself and the public. Neil has gathered his wealth of knowledge from years of day to day work with horses and extensive research through books, DVDs and attending clinics with the masters.

   As an accomplished trainer and rider, Neil has participated in and earned money in NCHA, NRHA, Canadian Team Penning Assoc., AQHA Versatility, team roping, Crocus Cowhorse and Manitoba, Alberta and North Dakota 50/50 Futurities.

               Come spend some time with us and find out how your horse can benefit from training with Neil.


SharraBiography_1   Neil’s daughter Sharra has joined the full time training ranks here at Thunderbird. She has the same passion for horses that her Dad has. Besides training alongside Neil every day, Sharra gains knowledge from DVDs and clinics. Her main focus is on barrel racing where she has earned money in all three Ds on several different horses but she has also earned money in Manitoba Team Penning Assoc., AQHA Versatility and Crocus Cowhorse.



Messages from some of our clients:

“Hi Neil and Kathy,

I wanted to express my heartfelt gratitude for the amazing training you put into Gunner. You have him so quiet, respectful and SAFE for me.

People thought I was nuts sending my horse to someone I had never met except on the internet, but now they are all eating their words:)

Thanks so much again, I got way more training than I could ever have imagined. Keep up the fantastic training, the world needs more horse people like yourselves!!

With a smile on my face

Marilyn            Victoria, B.C

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