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Join us for collaborative three-day experience with Colton Woods Horsemanship and Riding Far, LLC!


October 15-17 in Paris, Kentucky 

This is a rare opportunity to participate in a small group with the full attention of Colton Woods, Justin Haefner, and Dr. Paul Haefner focused entirely on your success with your horse. This powerful combination of diverse knowledge and experience will give you exactly what you need to move forward with your horsemanship including semi-private lessons, group coaching, seminars, 1-on-1 mentoring and mental skills coaching, and a supportive community of like-minded equestrians.


Throughout the 3-day experience will be focusing on teaching you the components of a solid foundation, introduction to in hand work and biomechanics, and the most essential mental/mindset skills you need to create the ultimate partnership with your horse.

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Colton is an evolving horseman who is dedicated to teaching his students a progressive horsemanship approach built on practical application and understanding of the horse on a mental, physical, emotional and spiritual level.

Colton has a deep passion for bringing together the similarities and uniqueness, which both Dressage and the Vaquero Bridle Horse traditions have to offer. He is continually pushing himself personally and professionally to develop his own understandings, insights, and skill sets to help better serve the horses and humans that he is blessed to work with. Whether he’s working a green colt or coaching a seasoned professional, Colton's dynamic, introspective, and holistic approach to horse and human education is sure to leave you inspired, more knowledgeable and wanting more.



Paul Haefner. PhD is a licensed clinical and sport psychologist in private practice in Northern Virginia with more than 30 years of professional experience. In addition to his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Dr. Haefner is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and a Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-linguistic Programming. He also holds a B.S. in Physics. In his practice, he provides personal and professional development, sport psychology consultation, and a broad range of other therapeutic services to adults, adolescents and children.

He helps riders transform self-doubt into confidence, fear into courage, distractibility into focused concentration, and pressure and anxiety into effective performance. In addition to helping people with their riding goals, Dr. Haefner uses the unique relationship between people and their equine partners to help people attain their own personal growth goals such as increased self-confidence, assertiveness, trust, intimacy and balance in relationships.



Justin Haefner is a professional horseman who specializes in the training and handling of young performance jumpers. He believes it is essential to understand how horses’ bodies move and function in order to effectively train horses. His focus on bodywork and anatomy/biomechanics goes hand in hand with his deep interest in classical dressage and his background in vaquero style natural horsemanship. Time spent starting young horses, foxhunting, and dabbling in many different disciplines gave him a base to understand key elements of a horse’s solid foundation. 


Today, his focus with every horse, no matter their discipline, is to gift them with strength of mind, body and emotion.He contributes his knowledge of the horse’s psychology and physiology to create a well-rounded and unique perspective on the relationship between horse and rider.

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