We Ride Horses.
Welcome to my family ranch!
My name is Megan Mangold, the one and only natural horsemanship trainer in the heart of Western New York. I'm passionate about helping horse lovers like you build stronger, more trusting relationships with their equine companions. I inherited my love for horses, and learned the art of natural horsemanship from my father. He taught me the importance of clear communication, trust, understanding, and hard work.
I started this business in 2013 after purchasing my first group of horses to train and resell professionally along with my brother, and I've been blessed to see it grow in leaps and bounds since. I am blessed to have my family behind me, helping me grow into the horsewoman I am today. My roots run deep, and I'm thrilled to introduce you to the Wild West horse ranch of Buffalo, NY.
I believe that results are rooted in hard work, dedication, and putting the effort in day-to-day. There are no shortcuts in making a well-trained horse, especially a good trail horse. But with patience and a good attitude, I believe it's possible for everyone to experience the joy that is a good, solid trail mount.
At Mangold Ranch, we believe safety is paramount, and trail riding is one of the most dangerous things you can do on horseback. We produce solid trail companions, and that is what we specialize in.
Our Training Methods
Mangold Ranch is known for behavioral rehab, creating rock-solid trail horses, and for cracking difficult cases.
We believe in forming bonds with horses that are grounded in mutual respect and fairness. Each horse is an individual with unique needs and capacities, and our approach is tailored to resonate with their innate understanding and behavioral patterns. We understand that our role is to be a confident, benevolent leader that a horse can place its full trust in.
We use natural consequences to establish boundaries, encourage discipline, and nurture a horse's confidence. By replicating interactions that occur in nature, we facilitate learning in a context that horses innately comprehend. The end result is a horse that understands the rules. You get a steady, desensitized trail companion for years to come.
We believe that every individual who steps onto our ranch brings their own unique set of experiences and abilities, and it is our privilege to guide each one on their personal equestrian journey. Our supportive, skilled team is adept at working with a wide range of ability levels, meeting every rider where they are and helping them realize their potential at a pace that respects their comfort and growth.
Mangold Ranch Versatility welcomes all who share our love for horses, irrespective of their background or experience.
We believe in offering a variety of experiences for students, not all of which need to involve riding. Many of our students come to the ranch to learn ground exercises, and in the process, they build confidence in themselves.
Horses are a mirror for our souls, and they bring out exactly what we need them to. Down on the ranch, our head trainer has a variety of leadership activities prepared for you with horses. We specialize in finding the right fit for each person.