When we first met Phil, he was delivering a horse to us to be sold. I was immediately impressed with his professionalism, care, and handling skills. After unloading the horse, and settling him in, we got to talking. Our conversation turned to a very difficult 4 year old mare we were preparing to back. The mare was extremely aggressive towards people, and very resistant to being touched or told what to do. Upon hearing this, Phil's face took on a whole new expression. He asked if he could have a look at her.
We cautiously allowed him to go into her stall. Within minutes, she was calmly allowing him to touch her all over. When he asked to take her out of the stall, we all shot each other a skeptical look, and agreed. Within a half an hour, he had this mare wrapped around his finger. She was loading and unloading on the trailer, allowing him to touch her all over, and lowering her head when he asked her to.
He disappeared into the indoor arena with her, and curiosity got the best of us. We had to see what was happening. To our amazement, he was on her back!!! This mare had not even allowed a saddle on her, never mind a person! That night, we asked Phil to stay over night and get some rest (and of course, work with the mare again!) The next day he spent time showing us how to help her understand what we wanted, and she has been progressing in her training ever since! I have been a trainer for 25 years, and have never seen someone with such an amazing connection with horses. I would trust Phil 100% with handling or hauling any of my horses. In fact, we bought a young horse that he bred and raised and we are thrilled with the confident, calm temperament and trainability. Whether you are looking for a young horse handler, some help with a difficult horse, or need a horse you loved hauled somewhere, Phil is your guy! Sue CooperImpulsion Unlimited, Inc Sue Cooper / Jeff Johnson 2915 Preston Mill Rd. Huddleston. VA 24104 540-296-0868 www.impulsionunlimited.com