The Mangold Ranch team has been training horses and other animals for over 20 years. Megan Mangold, president and head trainer, with Rikki Van as the ranch manager take pride in the ranch and dedicate their time to constantly learning and growing with every opportunity there is. Every member of our ranch family has an important role, which makes the facility run like a well oiled machine. Our ranch is a down home family atmosphere where good manners are a must and all of the animals are truly loved. The Mangold Ranch philosophy focuses on natural horsemanship methods. Horse training, "from the ground up". Our methods are similar to Gary Lane, Clinton Anderson, Stacy Westfall, and Chris Cox. There is never a job that goes un-finished, hard work is our motto. Safety is #1 at our facility and we take pride in our experienced trainers & staff.
Down on the ranch there is much fun to be had and always something new to learn.
The grass truly is greener down on the Mangold Ranch.
Mangold Ranch now specializes in the training of Gaited horse breeds! Megan Mangold works closely with an internationally known gaited horse trainer, Gary Lane. As Gary would say, "Together lets find the magic in our Gaited Horses!"
Megan Lynn Mangold
Western Regional Director of NYSHC
Megan Mangold grew up in Lockport, New York, in a house that was always filled with people practicing good horsemanship. Mark Mangold, Megan’s father, grew up riding horses and followed his interest in reining so that Megan had very consistent and early exposure to horses and horsemen and women who have continued to influence her throughout her life. Early influences included riding with her father at Steven Shank in Youngstown, NY and working with Steve and Peggy McArdle Shank.
Megan attended Niagara Community College and then transferred to SUNY Cortland completing
her degree in recreation/health studies and as a personal trainer. She did an internship with Steve and was able to realize where she fit into the horse industry. Though she completed her internship long ago, she continues her work with the Shanks and has visited, trained with and trained for them in their newer work with Alfred University. Megan established Mangold Ranch Versatility five years ago and with her family’s support she has created a working business that allows her to travel and continue to learn and grow within the horse industry.
She has become a Senior Trainer with Nationally known Gaited horse expert, Gary Lane, and continues to train and conduct clinics with him and with other trainers in his system.
Her own business includes training horses, teaching, and running a summer camp for children that gives them an early and safe introduction to the world of horses. Her ambition is to take the problem horses and determine what the problems are so that each horse and owner combination can reach for its own best potential.
Megan grasps the importance of what NYSHC can do for horse people and the horse industry in New York State and believes that NYS can be at the forefront of improving the industry across the nation. In order to achieve that leadership she feels that there should be diversity within the leadership of the NYSHC, bringing professional horsemen together with non-professional devoted horsemen, adding youth, energy and fresh ideas to the tried and true methods and always keeping honesty and integrity as the goal, for herself as an individual, as well as, for the organization.
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