Live Equestrian Coaches
Teddy Franke is a horse trainer, riding instructor, cowboy and farrier.
Teddy and his family own and operate Mission Farrier School in Tygh Valley Oregon. He holds five international certifications in horsemanship including the title of master instructor (MI) and certifier through the CHA (The largest certifying body of horsemanship instructors in the US). He has served on boards for national horse associations and managed large herds in three states.
Teddy is an AQHA professional horsemen, and TIP Approved trainer with the Mustang Heritage Foundation. He loves sharing his knowledge with others and developing up and coming horseman. Teddy is known for being both a constant learner and teacher. Be sure to check out his latest videos and information here!
Scott DePaolo has been certified instructor since 1993. Scott is a pack and trail assistant clinic instructor, level 2 Western, level 2 English, EFM assistant clinic instructor, and a CHA site visitor. Scott has worked in the horse industry since 1982 and has been the Ranch Manager at Butte Creek Scout Ranch for over 25 years. The past five years Scott has worked on a equine assisted psychotherapy team using horses to help heal troubled youth and recovering adults. Certified as an equine specialist with the EGALA. Scott believes in the positive effects of experiential learning, that horses can be used to build character and teach positive personality