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Well known trainer Rodney Yost returns to stock show
- January 27, 2017

Rapid City, SD – A unique training style and sense of humor has made  Rodney Yost one of the most sought after horsemanship clinicians.  Throughout the Midwest, he is recognized as one of the top horse trainers for all ages and riding levels.  Yost will make a return appearance at this years stock show, conducting clinics the first and last weekends at the Civic Center. The fourth generation rancher is looking forward to getting back in the Barnett Arena.

 “Clinics and demonstrations are about taking it from the very basics to the more advanced rider,” says Yost.  “There’s no limit in these demonstrations.” 

 Growing up in the heart of cattle country in South Dakota, Yost developed a love for the land and livestock at an early age.  Over the years, this partnership with the ranching lifestyle has blossomed into a progressive mindset regarding his family-owned and operated Broadaxe Ranch, along with its expansive commercial cattle herd, and American Quarter Horse breeding and training program.  Yost started training ponies at the age of 10, and trained his first horse at the age of 13.

 “Horses are similar to people in the way they socialize,” observes Yost.  “This alone will tell you a lot about your horse.  I encourage a progressive mindset in both riders and the animal.”

 According to Brent Sutton, the Rodney Yost Horsemanship Demonstrations and Ride-Along Clinics aim to demonstrate, teach, and enable everyone to develop a common-sense training mindset in a variation of situations.   He works tirelessly to give all individuals insight regarding the natural instinct, thinking process, and behavior of a horse in an effort to "help the horse to teach itself".  

 “He’s able to break it down and explain it. He has very good methods to breaking horses and it’s worth your time to see it.”

 Participants are encouraged to ask  questions and communicate with Yost throughout the free demonstrations set for this Saturday, January 28, Wednesday, February 1, and Saturday, February 4, 2017 – all beginning at 9:00am at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Barnett Arena.   

 Kim Sutton with Rodeo Rapid City admires his approach and knowledge to the horse.  “He is phenomenal; how he handles horses. I appreciate his calm, gentle attitude in breaking and training. He is a great addition to stock show.”


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