Circle Lazy K Ranch
Lisé grew up making horses her life. At the age of seven she rode the bus into the Oakland Hills and did everything from pulling braids to mucking stalls for the chance to ride and learn. With no money of her own for a polished horse, she started with meager beginnings. Taking on other peoples 'problem horses' and turning them into competitive athletes, she found a niche saving horses from certain slaughter and "flipping" them into grounded professionals. She has ridden for such prestigious stables as Clayton Valley Farm as well as many other notable trainers. Her ability to read a horse and understand what it needs is unprecedented. With her own stable of up-and-coming competitors she continues to excel and make her mark on the equine market. From rehabilitated horses off the track to her own, distinctive line of Arabians and Arabian Sporthorses she continues to challenge and educate herself. By completing AHA judges school, she continues to further her own education to benefit her clients. Lisé is also working to attain her official judges card and Masters in Equine Business Management. From start to finish, she continues to evolve into a trainer who can meet your horses every need.
Todd grew up about as far as you can get from anything resembling a ranch, riding dirt bikes and BMX racing out of the east Bay Area. In his mid-twenties, a desire for change and personal development led to a move to Madera, a small community in the central valley of California. Here, surrounded by many well known trainers and non-pros, he witnessed his first cow horses going to work and became hooked immediately. He quickly learned as much as possible, with an aggressive intensity that only the equally obsessed could begin to understand. These days, little has changed. Todd has recently won two Open hackamore classes and was the Open Reserve Champion at Gabilan Cutters, Inc. for the 2017-18 season. He also placed third in another local cutting series and is an NCHA money earner. In addition, he has learned to repair and create leather tack such as spur straps, bridles, chaps, and saddles. In time, this will expand into making bits and spurs, of which there are already a few examples in use today.