"There are no difficult horses, just misunderstood or mistreated ones. Horse training is 90% mental and 10% physical. It didn't take a day for them to end up with that issue, it's not going to take a day to fix it.. You can't rush the process." - Chris Bastien
Tesorino is a true horsemanship training center. We specialize in rehabilitation, horse psychology, and the client/owner relationship. We've worked with young colts, grande prix dressage winners, professionally trained barrel horses and everything in between. We take the horse's mind in account first and help bridge the gap between our clients' and their horses. With 30+ years of experience, we have fine tuned our training method to produce a solid horse in both their mind and body. As a certified farrier, Chris is able to provide full cycle training in addition to evaluating their gait and physiological abilities.
In our experience, because not all horse/rider pairs are the same, neither is the training plan required. All of our training programs are customized for the horses and owners to optimize long term results. Call us for a consultation and let us work with you and your horse.
Evaluation Full scale evaluation includes a physical, mental, and physiological review of the horse, their feet, gait abnormalities, training level etc. Useful for horses being evaluated for sale, purchase or prior to the start of formalized training. $60*
Barefoot Trims $40*/$50* drafts
Additional training fees varybased on location and individual plan. We offer on site and off site training options. Please call for a specialized quote.
*My primary service area is Guthrie, OK and clients within a 20 mile radius of Tesorino, do not pay any trip fee. Remember, you can always avoid paying a travel charge by trailering-in to our ranch!
"Chris amazed me!! I was having trouble loading a horse in the trailer, Chris came to my house, spent about 15-20 mins with the horse, round pen work, general handling, then loaded him in the trailer after 5-10 mins of "talking it over". NO drama, NO struggling, he just walked in!! Better yet, Chris taught ME what I needed to do to correct our problem & now he is great about loading! He also worked with my daughter & her 1st (young) horse, learning to ride correctly & getting the colt started right. I now have a video of her riding her colt with zero headgear & doing great! Chris is great at building confidence in both horse & rider. He is always kind, thoughtful & professional. I HIGHLY recommend him for beginner-intermediate riders & he's a great hand on a horse!"
"Best trainer around!! My horse was barely broken and scared to death of water hoses from a previous owner. In one session, Chris successfully rode her and she allowed him to be near her with the water hose. He is extremely patient with our horse. Couldn't say enough good things!!"
"I have seen this man work! Awesome, breathtaking!"