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Unlock Your Horse's Potential

Lexy Nuesch Horsemanship

Unlock Your Horse's Potential

with Lexy Nuesch Horsemanship


We will arrange for you to come take lessons, at no additional cost, with your horse after the first six weeks of your horse's training. You'll also receive a ½ day Private Clinic consisting of groundwork & riding both inside & outside of the arena with your horse on pickup day to be sure you & your horse are confident in each other!

Training In & Out of the Arena

Your horse will develop the knowledge and skills needed to safely & confidently work in the round pen, arena, & the real world both on the ground and under saddle. My comprehensive round pen, groundwork, & ridden programs are designed to help your horse advance mentally, physically, & emotionally through a curriculum designed for focus, relaxation, awareness, & a willing partnership.

Real World Experience

Based on your horse's intended discipline, we will introduce them to various obstacles & environments that will allow them to put their knowledge to work through practical application. We strongly believe in setting your horse up to learn through fun & engaging activities such as jumps, gates, logs, water, bridges, tarps, & exposure to cattle, etc., that help them build confidence & understanding.

What's Included With My Horse's Training?

The Foundation

For All Horse Owners

During the LNH Foundation Program, your horse will spend 90 days learning all of the LNH Foundation skills that will support them mentally, physically, & emotionally as they navigate their lives with trust in their human leader. They will learn to regulate & respond with their body & mind instead of reacting, as develop an understanding, willingness, & confidence in what is being asked of them. Your horse's education will be fostered through a wide variety of experiences both in & out of the arena.


By Invitation Only

By invitation only, the second phase of the Lexy Nuesch Horsemanship Program focuses on more intermediate groundwork and ridden skills needed to continue advancing your horse's level of education. Further emphasis is placed on softening & suppling your horse's five body parts (head, neck, shoulders, ribcage, & hindquarters. This training session is approximately 90 days in length.


Selected by Lexy

After mastering the Intermediate skills of the Lexy Nuesch Horsemanship Program, horses are selected by Lexy to continue through with the Advanced portion of the program. This third phase is all about finessing your horse's control on the ground and under saddle. Your horse will spend approximately 90 days learning the Advanced skills.

This program is NOT for everyone

The Lexy Nuesch Horsemanship Program is for owners who are willing to invest in a program that generates confident, willing, trustworthy horses that they can enjoy in & out of the arena and who are dedicated to Unlocking their Own Potential by expanding their knowledge, skills, & understandings alongside their horse.

What Will My Horse Learn?

The LNH Foundation Program is dedicated to teaching your horse all of the LNH Foundation Riding & Groundwork skills that will serve them throughout the rest of their lives. Our priority is to ensure your horse is a safe, confident, & enjoyable partner on the ground & under saddle. The Lexy Nuesch Horsemanship Program is for those seriously committed to their own & their horse’s education. These foundation skills learned on the ground and under saddle are the exact same that Lexy's personal more advanced performance horses have received.

We have a Program

Let Lexy Nuesch Horsemanship relieve you of the stress that comes with training a horse. If you have a horse that needs to be started or re-started under saddle, a problem horse that needs to be re-educated, or you just don't have the time or ability to be consistent yourself - Lexy is the gal to talk to! We have the time, experience, & program to Unlock Your Horse's Potential while providing a unique customer experience before, during, & after training.


The Answers You Need

Lexy Nuesch Horsemanship is not your average training program. Our ‘program’ is based on each horse, its needs, & your goals. We work with your horse from where they are each day with those goals in mind. Our goal is for your horse to leave more confident, relaxed, supple, responsive, & mentally willing & in better physical & mental condition not only due to our training program, but also thanks to our unique nutrition & horse health program. Lexy strongly believes in the importance of a strong foundation, building understanding & confidence through a wide variety of experiences, & maintaining owner involvement throughout the education process. We make no guarantees as to how far your horse will progress during your time with us, but we DO guarantee that we will do our very best to help your horse progress with your goals in mind. Throughout their time with us, the particulars of what we do with your horse will most certainly be geared towards your long-term goals. Arena work is valuable as it helps a horse become more mentally malleable, but we believe in building purpose outside of the arena. Therefore, we get out and work up and down hills, go through water crossings, push cattle, cross bridges, investigate ‘scary’ objects, open gates, & more. So whether you’ve got a young horse to be started or restarted, a ranch horse, reiner, barrel horse, trail horse, or any other discipline, we’ve got the tools and knowledge to help you & your horse & look forward to the opportunity to work together.

How would you describe your ‘training program’?

Yes. Below is are references we welcome those seeking outside opinions of our services to contact.

Jennifer Day Smith, Knotty Equine


Brenda Sedlak


Shanna Schulz


Absolutely not! 

We're not producing 30, or even 60-day wonders here at Lexy Nuesch Horsemanship. If you want things done quick, cheap, & not necessarily well, there are plenty of people who will buck'em out for $500 a month. Just remember, you get what you pay for.

Do you accept horses for shorter periods of time?

Documents Needed:

  1. Current Coggins

  2. Current Vaccination Record (within the last six months)

  3. 14-Day Health Certificate with horse's temperature noted


1 Month Before Arrival: 

• Have your farrier trim your horse if possible

• Assess your horse's gut health (checking for the possibility of ulcers or other gut health-related issues) & treat if necessary.

• If a mare, we highly encourage you to have a uterine & urine culture done & any infection treated before arrival.

What do I need to do with my horse before sending them to you for training?

Yes. We highly encourage owner involvement while your horse is in training. So much so that we offer lessons for FREE while your horse is in training. We only ask that you schedule your visits with us as our schedule has us tending to many responsibilities.

Yes. With enough notice, we can arrange our training horses' schedule to make sure you can see your horse at work during your visit.

Our horses in training are worked a minimum of 5 times per week, weather permitting.

On average, our horses receive a minimum of 1 hour dedicated to progressing their education each day. Some days their session(s) could last greater than 2 hours, while others may be 45 minutes. We consider the time you are paying for, but our focus is on your horse's education. The time they need each day varies, & we know horses have no concept of an agenda. Also, our education goes beyond their' sessions.' We take the time to work with them when they are getting groomed, being washed, etc. While those opportunities might seem minute at first glance, they are substantial to your horse's education & encourage positive habits, behavior, & understandings.

For the first few days to the first week, your horse may be penned by themselves as we make sure they are not going to show any signs of sickness. Once your horse is settled in, they will get turned out with 1-4 appropriate pen mates. Depending on the conditions & time of year, horses are kept in a dry lot with 24/7 access to a large round grass bale in a HayChix hay net or turned out on pasture. If conditions allow, we offer maximum turn out to our horses, weather dependent. When weather is optimal, horses could receive 20-22 hours of turn out, the other time consisting of being worked & fed.

How much turn ouT will my horse get?

No. We have developed a nutrition program around our hay & D&D Nutrition products that works with our training program. The grass hay that is fed to your horse is grown right here on the ranch. We provide alfalfa in the form of D&D Nutrition's AlfaLux alfalfa cubes & feed their "Better than the Best" Magnify, a forage-based high-fat concentrate feed, & Oh-Mega-Goodness (OMG), a high-fat flaxseed-based supplement. Because we are located in the great SANDhills of Nebraska, horses receive a monthly dose of Psyllium Powder. We will make sure your horse is taken care of like a champion, from bone & joint supplements to gut health/ulcer prevention & relief!

STIPULATION: If your horse is on a veterinarian-prescribed supplement, such as for soundness or necessary for maintaining a healthy life, we can undoubtedly tailor to these needs.

Horses naturally graze for 17 hours per day on average. We offer maximum turn out to our horses as long as the conditions & time of year allow. When our horses are dry lotted, they still need access to forage. We use Hay Chix Hay Nets to keep our horses grazing even if they are not on pasture. These nets are paired with Century Horse Feeders (safe for horses with shoes). From large round bale nets that lengthen the time their hay lasts while not decreasing their intake to nets used while horses are tied, we have a solution to keep your horses grazing around the clock. One of the prominent reasons we love these hay nets, besides reducing waste, is that they help promote a healthy gut. Having hay in their stomach around the clock decreases the risk of ulcers, particularly in horses that are in work.

Why do you use Hay Nets?

No, we have all of the equipment that we’ll need to train your horse.

Yes! We highly encourage owner involvement while your horse is in training. In fact ALL LESSONS ARE FREE while your horse is in training!

Yes. We have an open-door policy for those wanting to come and see the facility and horses, as well as watch Lexy work horses. This goes for not just those looking to send a horse into training, but for anyone! The only thing we ask is that you schedule your visits with us before arriving at our ranch. While this is our place of business, it is also our home where we enjoy our privacy; we will not work with anybody who shows up unannounced. 


Do you offer discounts for multiple horses in training?

Currently, Lexy doesn't like to take on any more than five horses at a time, and we refuse to cheapen our work to put quantity over quality. Because of that, training spots are limited & are often booked six months to a year or more in advance. 

How many horses do you work with at a time?

Yes. We offer sales and consignment services to owners with horses in training. For more information regarding these services, don't hesitate to contact us for more info!

Lexy has worked successfully with a plethora of horses both on the ground & under saddle with ‘spooking’ issues. Often, we find horses are lacking confidence more than anything or are experiencing a pain-related issue. While some horses may have confidence issues with specific objects such as bridges, tarps, flags, etc., some are naturally more wary & unsure. The best way we know to help these horses, after being checked out by Jennifer Day Smith of Knotty Equine, is to build their confidence.

For general health care & for emergencies, we utilize Sandhills Animal Health Center, located 19 miles down the road from us. For lameness, reproduction, and other needs that require a vet, we call on Dr. Brad Johnson of Norfolk Veterinary Clinic. We maintain a strong working relationship as well as friendship with each of our veterinarians.

Yes. Sandhills Animal Health Center is just 19 miles away. We have a great working relationship with Dr. Stephens, & our trailer is readily available in case of an emergency.

Lexy trims all of the horses in training with us. Horses in training are put on a 4-8 week trimming schedule. 

When Lexy is not working horses on the weekends, she can often be found in Northeast Nebraska working on some of her 45+ trimming client horses.

Owner involvement during training is of the utmost importance to us. Therefore ALL LESSONS are FREE while your horse is in training with us!

THEN, after you head home, we welcome you to join us at a clinic or schedule private lessons to continue your progress with your horse.

Yes. All horses are required to receive 90 days of work, not just stay for 90 calendar days. Horses are required to stay for at least 120 calendar days to account for days of rest & inclement weather. 

Do you have a minimum number of days that you'll take a horse on for?

The Lexy Nuesch Horsemanship Program is based on days of work over calendar days. Horses are required to receive 90 days of work & are expected to stay for at least 120 days to reach that point. Progress can be made a little quicker once a foundation is in place should your horse be chosen to continue into the Intermediate/Advanced phases of the Lexy Nuesch Horsemanship Program.

Is your program based on calendar days or days of work?


Do you accept stallions?

Absolutely not! 

We're not producing 30, or even 60-day wonders here at Lexy Nuesch Horsemanship. If you want things done quick, cheap, & not necessarily well, there are plenty of people who will buck'em out for $500 a month. Just remember, you get what you pay for.

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