Training & Lessons
Platinum Performance Horses is the result of many dreams coming true and years of hard work and research. The stars have aligned for head trainer Mariah Wilson, who has been riding since the age of 4, to finally live the dream of training horses professionally. After many years working for other trainers and horse farms ranging from Arabians to Thoroughbred Racing to Icelandics and even now Roping and Rodeo horses, Mariah is ready to share her knowledge and experience with other horse enthusiasts. With an ideal training facility and excellent horses to share, Mariah possesses the skills and ability to take horses and riders to the top of their game. With many years experience in the show ring, Mariah has personally accomplished goals that many amateur riders can only dream of. Achievement awards reach their pinnacle at the "Rider of Excellence" as recognized by the Arabian Horse Association for Amateur riders competing in recognized competition. This is an accolade which is not only very difficult to aspire to, but Mariah has done so completely independent of a trainer of her own. It could be called "training by trial" that Mariah has learned the finesse of successful showing of Arabians and Half-Arabians and from close study and personal involvement. True training evolves as the horses learn and change as well as the rider. Recognizing personal strengths and weaknesses produces awareness. Mariah is a strong competitor in many divisions including Hunter Pleasure, Sport Horse, Dressage, Show Hack and Western Pleasure. Training is truly a "labor of love" and respect for the horse will produce the long term results that last. These principles have produced top level horses and riders through dedicated work programs and overall well-being of the horse in training.
While horse shows are the ultimate test of training and quality, starting young horses and helping older horses to be more agreeable to their owners is a very large part of what Platinum Performance Horses is all about. The relationship that a horse can offer to a person is one that is not able to be explained in words, it must be experienced. The magic that children feel when they understand balance on top of a moving horse is unmatched by anything that money can buy. Adults feel the same momentary freedom from the burdens of everyday life when they can escape to the place only the horse can offer. It is with this passion that we start many young horses and teach riders of many experience levels the great gift of horsemanship. Coordination, patience, communication and understanding are the basis for teaching horses. Horses themselves are the one responsible for teaching Mariah 90% of what she is be to continue to use on a daily basis. It is with this consideration and fairness that Mariah is able to effectively and efficiently train all types of horses and share the rewards with her clients. Our entire program is based on training of the horse and we encouraged participation from owners throughout the process.
Platinum Performance Horses is the new home for competitors to come and learn together and compete for the prize that truly comes from genuine horsemanship. There is a sense of pride in the manner in which we train our horses, not as tools but as partners. Horse showing can be a very traumatic and stressful experience to horses who have not been introduced to the sport with great care. It is with the primary concern for your horse's mental and physical well-being that we can show you the rewarding sense accomplishment that a ribbon can give you for that fleeting victory lap. Most importantly, we strive to ensure that your horse is a safe and willing partner for you to enjoy for much longer lasting results than any show ring class can provide.
Please Call for Availability and Rates. Show Training Spaces are limited. Lessons are scheduled Friday afternoons for the following week.
6414 Lagunitas Rd SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Directions: From I-25/I-40:
Go South on I-25
Exit 220 Rio Bravo Blvd going West
South on Broadway (1st light)
West on Desert (2nd light)
South on 2nd St. (immediately AFTER the train tracks)
West on Lagunitas (first right)
North on Lagunitas Ln (you must turn here, go RIGHT)
White gate on your right before the road curves left.