Phone: 760.805.6061
 Silver Dollar Ranch All Rights Reserved 2017

Kenny Lawson Training Philosophy

Our purpose is to develop well balanced, educated horses that are confident and enjoy their work without ever taking their curiosity away.  We equally strive to educate people on how to successfully interact with horses. We teach people how to understand the way horses learn, how to bond with a horse, and what really makes them comfortable.  We believe recognizing horse behavior and the importance of correctly reading a horse is a critical component to keeping both the rider and horse safe. These things will lead to excellent, respect based horsemanship. It is our commitment to teach proper riding techniques and skills that produce winning results. Our approach to developing and training horses is in a caring and sympathetic manner at their level of education. It is our greatest privilege to work with horses and their owners.

KENNETH  JUDSON  LAWSON “Kenny”

Valley Center, CA

Kenny Lawson is a third generation horse trainer whose greatest inspiration and influence was his father, Rob Tanner, a highly respected world champion horse trainer.   Apprenticeship started at a very young age, which developed Kenny to become a top trainer for one of the world’s most complex breeds of horses, the American Saddlebred. Competing at the national and world level his entire childhood, Kenny ultimately earned two world championships at Louisville, Kentucky. Later in life, Kenny stayed true to his family equestrian tradition and began to teach his son and daughter to ride at a very young age. Under Kenny’s instruction, his daughter Rylee won fifth place at the world championships at Louisville when she was only eight years old, a proud moment for both dad and grandpa! After several years in Carlsbad, California, the equestrian market drove Rob to Versailles, Kentucky permanently, and Kenny went the way of the American Quarter Horse. Currently, Kenny is dedicated to training several breads of horses for a variety of competitive disciplines and solves some of the most difficult horse behavior problems. In April 2014, Kenny was one of the world’s top 20 horsemen to be invited to participate in the “Horsemen’s Re-union” in Paso Robles, California. The event is considered to be a top honor according to professional horsemen. Over the course of six short days, spectators are able to watch these talented horsemen break 40 colts to ride and prepare for sale. Kenny is the CMSA 2014 Overall California State Champion, and holds several current CMSA Regional and National titles. Kenny enjoys training and educating horses by which the horse has a good experience. “Educating horses does not require rough handling, in fact quite the opposite”, Kenny will often tell his students. Kenny’s ability to educate horses without taking their curiosity away is something to be greatly admired. “Riding a horse, and training a horse are two very different interactions, it is critical for the safety and wellbeing of the horse and rider, that both parties are properly educated. This will also make the equestrian experience much more rewarding for both horse and rider.” Kenny is often referred to as the “trainers, trainer.” The Silver Dollar Ranch is based in Valley Center, CA where Kenny and his wife Leann live with their children. (760) 805-6061 Kenny@thesilverdollarranch.com www.TheSilverDollarRanch.com

Kenny Lawson, Professional Trainer

Valley Center CA North San Diego County
Phone: 760.805.6061
 Silver Dollar Ranch All Rights Reserved 2017

Kenny Lawson Training Philosophy

Our purpose is to develop well balanced, educated horses that are confident and enjoy their work without ever taking their curiosity away.  We equally strive to educate people on how to successfully interact with horses. We teach people how to understand the way horses learn, how to bond with a horse, and what really makes them comfortable.  We believe recognizing horse behavior and the importance of correctly reading a horse is a critical component to keeping both the rider and horse safe. These things will lead to excellent, respect based horsemanship. It is our commitment to teach proper riding techniques and skills that produce winning results. Our approach to developing and training horses is in a caring and sympathetic manner at their level of education. It is our greatest privilege to work with horses and their owners.

KENNETH  JUDSON  LAWSON “Kenny”

Valley Center, CA

Kenny Lawson is a third generation horse trainer whose greatest inspiration and influence was his father, Rob Tanner, a highly respected world champion horse trainer.  Apprenticeship started at a very young age, which developed Kenny to become a top trainer for one of the world’s most complex breeds of horses, the American Saddlebred. Competing at the national and world level his entire childhood, Kenny ultimately earned two world championships at Louisville, Kentucky. Later in life, Kenny stayed true to his family equestrian tradition and began to teach his son and daughter to ride at a very young age. Under Kenny’s instruction, his daughter Rylee won fifth place at the world championships at Louisville when she was only eight years old, a proud moment for both dad and grandpa! After several years in Carlsbad, California, the equestrian market drove Rob to Versailles, Kentucky permanently, and Kenny went the way of the American Quarter Horse. Currently, Kenny is dedicated to training several breads of horses for a variety of competitive disciplines and solves some of the most difficult horse behavior problems. In April 2014, Kenny was one of the world’s top 20 horsemen to be invited to participate in the “Horsemen’s Re-union” in Paso Robles, California. The event is considered to be a top honor according to professional horsemen. Over the course of six short days, spectators are able to watch these talented horsemen break 40 colts to ride and prepare for sale. Kenny is the CMSA 2014 Overall California State Champion, and holds several current CMSA Regional and National titles. Kenny enjoys training and educating horses by which the horse has a good experience. “Educating horses does not require rough handling, in fact quite the opposite”, Kenny will often tell his students. Kenny’s ability to educate horses without taking their curiosity away is something to be greatly admired. “Riding a horse, and training a horse are two very different interactions, it is critical for the safety and wellbeing of the horse and rider, that both parties are properly educated. This will also make the equestrian experience much more rewarding for both horse and rider.” Kenny is often referred to as the “trainers, trainer.” The Silver Dollar Ranch is based in Valley Center, CA where Kenny and his wife Leann live with their children. (760) 805-6061 Kenny@thesilverdollarranch.com www.TheSilverDollarRanch.com
Valley Center CA North San Diego County