"We have been cutting for only about a year now
and you taught us so much in one week!"
and Wayne Harris, Prosser, WA
"I could not have possibly found a better
place to come and learn the basics of cutting
and make the transition from polo. If I had not
found Leon I do not think I would have continued
~ Alison Colquhoun,
"What a great environment to be learning
in! The 6 or more horses that I rode while I was
there were all outstanding and I am forever
grateful to them. "
~Benn Watson, Scone,
"I worked 70 head of cattle on six horses in 3
days with Leon. I'm amazed at how much we
accomplished and feel so much more confident as
a cutter after having this experience!"
"After 4 days with Leon, he completely turned me around and got
me back on track!"
~Terri Gillat, Boulder, CO
A WEEKEND WITH LEON WESTERN HORSE REVIEW
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Located in Springtown, TX
approximately 35 minutes from DFW airport and Will Rogers
Coliseum in Ft. Worth, TX
Our program is located in the heart of cutting country and
utilizes all of the amenities you would expect from a world
class training facility. The program offers full service,
extensive training sessions, unique personal attention, live
cattle, and unrivaled hospitality where your comfort and
personal training comes first. All programs are tailored to
the non pro and amateur cutter's individual needs, ability
Adjacent to the barn are 50amp hookups, we also have water
and a dumpsite for those with LQ trailers. Beautiful and
comfortable guest rooms are available in the main ranch
house. Hospitality includes meals at local restaurants,
including breakfast daily at the famous Howell's Cafe.
Rave Reviews for Springtown
Leon and Alex,
I just wanted to drop you both a note to thank you
for your fabulous hospitality and teaching! We
thoroughly enjoyed our visit and lessons in your
wonderful facility. It's a breath of fresh air to
enjoy learning from a true professional and with
such personality! We both laughed and learned a lot.
It was great to have the privilege of learning from
a true horseman. There are so few true professional
horsemen in this industry, and and we cannot thank
you enough for inviting us to enjoy your facility
Thank you again,
Natalie and Eric Vonk
Vancouver, BC 12/9/09
Alex and Leon,
Hope all is well with you!
Got back to Georgia just in time to get a pretty decent
snowfall. Weather has been pretty bad these last few days.
It has been frustrating as I have wanted to get out there
and try out some of my new skills. But, as Leon would say
“patience we have all day”.
I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed my stay and the
Horses were only second to the hospitality. I came away with
so much in such a short time and never imagined that I would
learn so much so fast. I truly cannot wait until my next
Until my return hope life treats you all
Leon and Alex,
I just wanted to let you know that we made it home okay. I
can't tell you how much I enjoyed the time I spent with you
and Leon. You have an amazing operation and Leon is a
wonderful teacher. I know we won't be an overnight success
but I have a much better understanding of what I need to do
and when to do it. I feel much more confident in my riding.
We have a show this weekend and I plan to try out my new
skills. I hope to be able to come back again later.
~ Jo Barclay Vega, TX
Dear Leon and Alex,
Bowman and Leon
Michael and I want to thank you for the
wonderful learning experience you both provided for us this
past weekend at your beautiful ranch. Although I eagerly
anticipated my clinic with you, I was cautious not to set my
expectations too high. I was apprehensive about being new to
the cutting industry and having a coach that may not be able
to meet my learning needs as an individual. I could not be
more satisfied with our experience. Leon was phenomenal in
his ability to teach, balancing professionalism, humor,
lightheartedness and a lifetime of knowledge. My husband is
relatively new to horses in general, but at the end of his
first day, he was riding your amazing horses like he had
been doing this his whole life!
We were also thrilled to see your horses attitude toward
people and their job. It was inspiring to see horses that
met you at their stall doors, nickered to you, and didn't
pin their ears when people approached. They were truly happy
horses that have been taken care of physically and more
importantly to me, emotionally. I haven't a second thought
about sending my mare to you for training.
Your hospitality was top notch, your home beautiful, and our
accommodations were excellent. Our experiences at your ranch
exceeded our expectations and provided us with a wealth of
knowledge and understanding about all aspects of the sport
of cutting. We hope to see you both soon!
Jennifer and Michael Bowman
p.s. Please give Kali an extra treat for me-J
Kim, Dora, Becky B.
We made it back to AL safe and sound, just bubbling from our
trip, and so excited about our very productive "personalized
coaching sessions". All of us, appreciate the royal
hospitality from you and Leon and your barn staff. The steak
dinner at your home was such a very nice way to end our
session and we do appreciate you and Leon taking the time to
make us feel so special. Cannot overlook your horses - a
truly fine group of talented cutting horses to match and
challenge any rider's ability. Gosh, what more can I
say.....it was just perfect!!! We learned a lot, now the
tough part - put it into practice each time we show, but WE
CAN DO THIS AND WE WILL GET BETTER - Leon told us so!
~ Becky Courson, Becky B., Dora , & Kim
Enjoyed reading the article and feel lucky and honored to
have spent a brief period of time with you both, and learned
from the best there is. I will look forward to reading your
future articles. Should I have success in the show arena
I'll be sure to credit you. If I do poorly I'll just say I
was much worse before coming to your clinic. Ha! Ha!
Regardless, I hope our paths will cross again. Thanks for
sharing your fine horses, home and hospitality. Thanks to
Alvaro and Leslie. They took good care of us and I thought
complimented your program well. All I had to do was get on
and stay on!
~Best regards, Todd Broome
I cannot say enough awesome things about my 2 day experience
with Leon. I enrolled in a private clinic and after 20
minutes of seeing how I ride, I was put to work. Being a
true beginner not only to riding but to cutting as well
Leon's training boosted my self confidence 1,000%. The
facility, atmosphere, and patient instruction made this the
best get away for my father and me. I can't wait to make the
trip from Kansas back to Springtown
~ Allison Schmitt 11/4/08
Leon and Alex, Thanks for the wonderful week spent at
your new facility in Springtown, Texas. The quality of the
grounds, building and pasture/paddock layout is exceeded
only by your friendly and gracious hospitality in your new
home. I even think that my horse is happier there. Really
enjoyed staying in the guest wing of your home. It almost
made me feel like family. I look forward to bringing
Jacque and friends to your place for instruction in the