Established in 1960 by Bill Thomas Sr. located in Saginaw, Michigan it still operates under the watchful eye of Bill Sr. but with the “reins” of Bill Thomas Jr. That’s 52 years of horsemanship and knowledge in the same barn!
A lot of people think that as long as the horse is well trained they can learn a few basics and then just hop on and let the horse do the work. Even a well trained horse can quickly become unruly when ridden by someone with poor skills, thats why its important to work with a trainer or coach at least periodically, so you can avoid common pitfalls and keep your relationship with your horse healthy and on track. Bill Thomas Performance Horses is a full service training and coaching facility. While we specialize in reining horses and reined cow horses we will work with any type of horse and rider.
Bill’s philosophy is to keep an open mind towards different types of horses and adapting his style to fit every horse at its best. Every horse is different and knowing the mind of the horse he is riding is imperative to its training and ultimately its success.There are many different types of horse training methods. The best way to choose one you will be comfortable with is to learn and compare. Bill’s approach is to spend a lot of time with the horse which will result in a horse that works willingly in a relaxed frame of mind and not constantly in fear of punishment. Horses that respect their handlers learn to look to their people for support.We offer many types of services and are always looking for new clients and horses to train. We welcome visitors to our barn to see what we are about and of course we always love to talk horses! Feel free to drop us an email with any questions you may have that you can’t find an answer to on our page.
We book in advance for training and spaces are limited so the earlier you can plan is always better. Check out the services page for rates and be sure to read Bill’s bio page for some history on Bill Jr.
If you are looking for lessons, specialized training, selling or buying a horse, or just have an interest in reining horses you have come to the right place! Enjoy your visit!