"To change your horse, you must first change yourself​" 

WNY's #1 Natural Horsemanship Training Program

Down on the ranch we offer a natural horsemanship training program. Every horse that begins training is worked from the Ground_Up, focusing on a good foundation of skills. Our trainer's break horses out, desensitize and sensory train, tune-up, provide deluxe trail horse training, and finish horses off with a different variety of skills depending on demand. Mangold Ranch trainers keep horse owners educated every step of the way. Included in the training program is a 1 hour lesson each week with the horse and owner. Trainers focus on balancing the relationship between the horse and owner through the training process. 

Mangold Ranch Versatility is known for breaking and training UN-RULY horses. Please don't hesitate to call if you own a dangerous or unruly horse. Mangold Ranch specializes in helping riders find a confidence again from the Ground UP.  Our focus is to teach a quality set of skills to the horses and riders ensuring they mend a safe and healthy relationship. Become your horses benevolent leader and gain a set of skills that your proud of.  Once you become part of the ranch team, you will realize there is no where else quite like it. Our facility is heart warming and filled with wonderful people who help each other and enjoy practicing good quality horsemanship. We have had great success and would love to share it with you.

Mangold Ranch Versatility specializes in training for Gaited Horse Breeds! Megan Mangold works closely with an internationally known gaited horse trainer, Gary Lane.

*Specialize in Mounted Patrol Horse Training and Desensitization

"Proper training will keep you and your horse safe and prepared while on duty"

*If you a are a TRAIL HORSE Enthusiast, We have a program that is DESIGNED just for you!

*The Mangold Ranch works closely with Alfred University Collegiate Equine Program. Uncle Stephen Shank is the Equine Director at the college that runs and coaches the IEA and IHSA programs. Stephen Shank is also an AQHA judge that travels all over the country judging shows. The Mangold's highly support Alfred University's Equine Program.

Mark Mangold is the natural horsemanship master trainer that has taught his children how to understand horsemanship from the ground_UP. Thanks to him, we are able to spread these great techniques! #Generations


Learn with us "Down on the Ranch"

30-60-90 + Days of Training Offered

Cost: $1000 Every 30 Days

The foundation of skills learned in our Training Program:

  • Gaining Proper Respect/Trust
  • Ground Tie
  • Free Lounging
  • Line Lounging
  • Proper Leading
  • The Join Up
  • Round Pen Drills
  • Flexibility
  • Sensory
  • De-Sensitization
  • Ground Driving
  • Saddle & Unsaddle
  • Sacking Out
  • Ponying
  • Farrier Ready
  • Trailering
  • Bathing
  • Quality Riding Foundation Skills
  • Walk/Trot/Canter Transitions
  • A Good Woah Is A Must!
  • Proper Saddle Fit
  • Proper Bitting

The list keeps on going.. Depending on the needs and level of experience between you and your horse!


Some of the horses we have trained specifically for:

  • Children Safe-Lesson Horses
  • Ranch Versatility Horses
  • Reining Horses
  • Deluxe Trail Horses
  • Gaited Trail Horses
  • Gaited Dressage Horses
  • Hunter Under Saddle Horses
  • All-Around Horses
  • Western Pleasure Horses
  • Mounted Patrol Horses
  • Parade/Pony Ride Horses
  • Youth Barrell Horses
  • 4-H Horses/Youth Show Horses
  • Ranch-Cow Horses
  • Endurance Horses
  • Western Dressage Horses
  • Cutting Horses
  • All Around Horses Family Horses

"Working with horses, you'll find that they teach us more about ourselves."

-Megan Lynn Mangold