Montana Rancher Alvin Pierce shares a bit of his working life as the real horses whisperer
Growing up with cattle and horses
I don’t believe there’s any particular talent to training horses. The main requirement is desire and determination. You have to be willing to work with them every day for thirty to sixty days, even when it’s thirty or forty below. It’s kind of like working with a child. If you let them do anything they want, they’ll be spoiled. If you work with them daily and set limits, they won’t be spoiled.
I knew from a young age that I wanted to have a ranch and work with animals. My grandfather had a cattle ranch north of Chico about five miles from where I am now in Paradise Valley. I grew up nearby and spent summers on the ranch. In his spare time, my dad trained horses, and that’s how I got my start with horse training. I started training my family’s horses in my early teens and loved it.Read the full interview >>