Kyhlwood Training

It is not just about the horses,

it is about life, love and learning.

Kyhlwood Training Lesson Horses and Ponies


2011 Thoroughbred Gelding

Auggie came to Kyhlwood at the end of May of 2019. With one of my lessons horses hurt he was immediately thrown into the mix and was taken to horse camp only 2 weeks after arriving. He hasn't missed a step since and has been 1/2 leased by Emma for almost the entire time I have owned him. He is an absolute love who excels in English and jumping but will pack along a student in a western saddle for lessons. Auggie is getting better on the trails every time he goes out but it isn't his favorite thing to do. 


2012 14 hand paint pony mare

Phoebe came to us in September of 2016. She had a rough start in life and after being rescued and rehabbed in Chicago she came to Kyhlwood Training to start her career. Phoebe has a very level head on her shoulders and a great work ethic. She is often annoyed if someone goes into the paddock and leaves without her. Phoebe excels at English and is starting over fences. She also loves to trail ride and do beginner lessons where she doesn't have to work quite so hard. This season she will be focusing hard on western and neck reining.

Phoebe was leased for the 2018 season and won Jr Reserve High Point at the Butler county fair with Julieann!

I'm Red Instead

AKA Fabio

2008 sorrel AQHA gelding

I have know Fabio for quite some time and was offered the opportunity to purchase him in October 2018. He is a phenomenal hunter under saddle horse and excels in pattern work. He has also been shown in equitation, showmanship, western horsemanship and trail. Fabio loves lesson life and is our only horse that teaches advanced bridleless lessons. He is easily one of the barn favorites. Fabio prefers English and prefers to stay in the arena. He thinks there are too many boogie men on the trails. 


2016 Pinto Pony Mare

Baby came to Kyhlwood as a two year old for training. I always loves her attitude and mind. When her owners brought her to me to sell this summer I made them an offer instead. Her favorite thing is going on trail rides but she is happy to give lessons in the arena as well. She is a super sweet and loving little mare. She is still in training and we are looking forward to starting her over fences next summer!


2016 Solid paint mare

Paisley was born here at Kyhlwood Training in April of 2016. She was started under saddle mid to late summer in 2018. Paisley is getting better every day. She is sometimes a little too smart for her own good! She is a sweet and honest little mare who will excel in western events. Paisley will not be a speed horse as she takes after her sire and has zero interest in going anywhere quickly! Paisley only does western and does not jump. She LOVES to trail ride especially if her best buddy Hadley gets to go too. 


2010 Quarter horse gelding

Mason came to Kyhlwood Training with his dam when he was only 3 weeks old. He has the biggest heart of any horse I've ever met. Mason much prefers western but will do pretty much anything he is asked. He is a fantastic pattern horse. He loves to go on trail rides but often has to be reminded that it is not a buffet. Due to a soundness issue Mason will only be doing trails from now on. Mason is an absolute love and everyone that meets him adores him!


2013 AQHA gelding

Hadley was born here at Kyhlwood Training in April of 2013. He was a slow grower and wasn't started under saddle until fall of 2016. The girls all refer to Hadley as the wall because he tolerates all sorts of shenanigans from training horses he has to help with. He is my go to horse for trails and for ponying students on other horses.  You know I trust him when I give up my reins and my saddle to a 5 year old!

Rest In Peace

Scootin' Petals


1991 AQHA mare

Pet was sadly euthanized in 2019. Her passing has left a big hole in my lesson program and in many hearts. 

Pet's story with me actually begins back when I was about 12. After training and showing with Pet for almost 2 years I decided to step up to another horse. I sold her in 1999 and through a series of fortunate events she can back into my life in 2012. Pet is, without a doubt, the absolute favorite lesson horse. She has taught many kids to ride and to love horses. In 2015 she retired from jumping but still continues to teach beginner through intermediate lessons. She is ridden both English and western but prefers western.