Pure Horsemanship

About Zach

Zach began his professional pursuit of horsemanship after attending a Parelli Tour Stop event.  He put the Parelli techniques into practice on a yearling filly and quickly progressed through Level 1 and continued to pass his Level 2 when the filly was just 2 years old.  He continued in the Parelli pursuit of becoming a licensed instructor and attained Level 4 with another horse he started as a 2 year old while achieving status as a 2-Star Instructor. 

He has since started many colts, re-started older, very challenging horses and is now competing in the American Ranch Horse Association, American Versatility Ranch Horse Association, American Competitive Trail Horse Association, Ranch Rodeo, Extreme Cowboy, and Extreme Trail competitions with horses developed solely with natural horsemanship techniques.  

He is a passionate student of Ranch Roping, Cutting, Versatility Ranch Horse, and Working Cow-horse.

Zach enjoys the challenge of competition immensely.  He gets excited when he has the opportunity to demonstrate methods of a horse-human partnership that proves how a horse will give more out of heart and desire than by fear, mechanics or intimidation to WIN!  Zach has been successful in winning several competitions including NVRHA events, ACTHA Open Championships and the MTR Extreme Trail Rider Competition on young, freshly started horses.

Even early in Zach's horsemanship journey he achieved great success during his first NVRHA competition event.  He won 1st place in All Around, 1st place in Ranch Trail, 1st Place in Working Ranch Horse, 2nd Place in Ranch Riding , and 4th place in Cutting and was named Overall Champion.

He continues these successes today.

Zach is married to Shawn Lahring and they have 4 married daughters and 9 grandchildren.  He resides in Ravenna, Michigan.  Zach conducts Group and Private Lessons and does Colt starting and Problem Horse restarting. 

Zach continues his education by regularly attending clinics and workshops by the top horsemen of our time.

Zach possesses natural talent in teaching and has an amazing rapport with the horse. He invites you to share in this incredible journey with him and discover a horse-human relationship you never thought possible.  He can help you understand your horse and achieve the results you've dreamed of.

Zach looks forward to helping you achieve the success you've always dreamed of with your horse so you can begin to really have the fun you may have only imagined possible.    

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