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About Luke

From humble beginnings on the ranch to mid-life career changes, the one thing that has been a constant in my life is a passion for horsemanship and self improvement.


I'm Luke Brown

After growing up on a sheep and cattle ranch in Colorado and getting my Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy, I turned back to my roots and started training horses for a living. 

Now, my wife, Stacy, and I and our children live in San Tan Valley, AZ where we train horses, give private horsemanship lessons, conduct horsemanship clinics, and help people who love horses find their purpose and the pathway to their dreams.

Our first mission at Reata Horsemanship is to help people get unstuck and find purpose, passion, and fulfillment in life. 

With the explosion of technology and social media, many people are consumed with information and entertainment overload, leading to feeling lost and without purpose or fulfillment.  

Along with Life Coaching, our mission also includes helping horsemen and women with the tools and knowledge to create safer and more enjoyable relationships with their horses. 

There is too much confusion and frustration with all the advice people get about how to treat their horse, and we are dedicated to cut through the confusion and give you clarity and confidence with your horse. 

If you've felt these things in your recent past, we can help you!

  • Stuck in your horsemanship and your life?
  • Drowning with so much information about horsemanship?
  • Confused with so many conflicting opinions about how to manage your horse, such as tack, feeding, health care, hoof care, training, and more?
  • Embarrassed or scared to try training your horse?
  • Judged by the ladies (and gents) at the barn?
  • Ridiculed online for your heartfelt questions?
  • Unsure about how to buy your first horse?
  • Scared or perplexed by your horse's behavior?¬†
  • Struggle with your physical or mental health?
  • Feel overwhelmed and out of energy and answers for your horsemanship and your life?
  • Feel helpless in finding answers to your life's problems?
  • Feel like life is passing you by, and you're not living up to your potential?
  • Feel like you're letting your horse and other members of your inner circle/family/friends down?¬†¬†

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, we can help! 

From our horse training program and private horsemanship sessions, to live horsemanship clinics, and our online community membership and videos library, we have something to help you, no matter your level in horsemanship or life!

  • Need to just start over?¬† We can help!
  • Need to advance to a higher level?¬† We can help
  • Feel stuck or knocked down and need a hand up?¬† We can help!

We understand that life gets busy and life takes you many directions each day.  You feel like you need help, but don't know who to look to. 

Give Reata Horsemanship a try! 

Unlike other horsemanship memberships, we actually focus on what you need to find your purpose, re-ignite your passion, and have a clear pathway on the journey to your dreams!

If this sounds like we can help you, and we guarantee we can, then look no further and wait no longer!  Just click on the "Learn More" button below and see how we can help you!

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The Ranch

Growing up on Reata Ranch, a sheep and cattle ranch in beautiful southwestern Colorado, I was exposed to horses and mules from a very young age.  My passion for them came naturally, and I spent countless hours training, packing, and riding them. 

Humans have always shared a special connection with horses.  We've partnered with them throughout history, from traveling the globe to fighting wars to plowing fields and so much more.  Even though for many of us, the role of the horse in our lives has changed, that connection has not. 

Because of our connection, curiosity, admiration, and passion for these incredible and beautiful animals, we can put ourselves and these horses in harm's way when we don't have the experience to know better. 

Growing up, I was no exception.  When I was 7, I was given my first horse, Invierno.  He was born one cold, wintery night in January, and it was love at first sight as I laid eyes on him that freezing morning. 

At the age of 9, I started training Invierno.  It was through this process I began to experience the excitement and  danger of horse training.  Despite my lack of knowledge, experience, and skill, after many injuries, run-offs, broken bones, and more, Invierno became rideable.  The lessons I learned from training this incredible horse still guide some of our Reata Horsemanship training program to this day.  

These training experiences with Invierno, as well as other frightening experiences on the ranch helped me realize that although I had a burning passion for horses, I didn’t enjoy being scared to be around them, or on them.

I wanted my experiences to be fun, not frightening, and I began the quest of learning how to train horses with both sensitizing (asking for movement) and desensitizing (asking for relaxation) techniques that could help them be responsive to my cues and reduce the likelihood of them causing dangerous situations. 

To learn more about how you can be a more effective and safe leader for your horse, please join us at Reata Horsemanship and let us help you develop that relationship you've always wanted.

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Our Mission

As mentioned above, our mission is to help people get unstuck in their lives and find purpose, passion, confidence, and clarity, both with their horses and in all aspects of their lives. 

All humans need connection and we need fulfillment.  An unfulfilling life is a tragic life, and too often, people go to their graves not having lived up to their potential and not feeling fulfilled.  

We offer live and online services to fit everyone's needs.  Whether you're looking for a horsemanship clinic or private lessons to advance your horsemanship, or you'd like virtual lessons/clinics/training videos to watch, learn, and practice from, and/or you just want to be a part of a community of like-minded horsewomen and men seeking to have a better life, Reata Horsemanship is for you!

Click the Link below to start your new life's journey to clarity, confidence, safety, and joy in your horsemanship and your life!

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Safety First!

I have learned over time that most horse problems happen because of the human. 
However, it's not your fault!  Most horse owners don't train full time, and many times, you are taking the conflicting advice of others and doing the best you can.  Then, usually our mistakes and misunderstandings about horses create dangerous horses and situations. 

That doesn't have to be!  You can have clarity!  You can create a safe and fun relationship with your horse!  

While my journey to learning about how to make horses safer and more enjoyable feels like it’s just beginning, I do have 40+ years of experience, both good and bad, both safe and dangerous, with horses, and now I want to share that with YOU! 

I understand you because I was you. 

  • I've made mistakes that, but for the grace of God, I shouldn't have survived.¬†
  • I've been so frustrated I've screamed at the top of my lungs.
  • I've wanted to give up.
  • I've been confused.¬†
  • I've been afraid.
  • I've been lonely.
  • I've felt incompetent.
  • I've been embarrassed.
  • I've ignored good advice because of pride.¬†
  • I've tried to do it on my own.¬† ¬†

Do any of these problems strike a nerve?  We've all been here, and our mission at Reata Horsemanship is to help you to new heights in your horsemanship and life! This is our mission and our greatest passion!

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Horsemanship is a journey, not a destination. 

I am thrilled you are here, and we want to help you!  There is an abundance of joy and adventure to be had with our horses!

Allow me to help lead you on your horsemanship and life journey by giving you the tools, inspiration, motivation, and direction to find your purpose and live a fulfilled life!

I'm Ready!