Robin Dusty Bishop
When I brought my horse to WTS to be sold, of course I entered into the standard consignment contract which provides for conditioning/training of the horse and working with potential purchasers. All of these activities were completed by Joy Weber and her staff in an exemplary manner. Of course, I didn't abandon my horse and expect full time care by WTS, as the contractual arrangement does not include that. I paid his board in a timely manner and visited my horse regularly. I kept in regular contact with Joy and her staff regarding my horse's progress, conditioning, and showings to potential purchasers. In addition, I retained responsibility for my horse's health and welfare, including veterinary and farrier care.
While it may take some time to find the right purchaser, I definitely believe that Joy and her staff have every consignment horse's wellbeing as their top priority. Overall, I brought my horse to be sold by professionals and that is exactly what I got and more, they handled the entire transaction from my bringing him to them to his being sold with the utmost professionalism and consideration. While it is difficult to trust anyone with your horse, there was never a time when I was concerned for my horse's welfare while he was at WTS.
Within this same period of time, I also purchased the most wonderful horse that was on consignment with WTS care for many months. He was extremely well cared for, as is every horse on consignment, in training, or boarded at WTS.
I highly recommend WTS to anyone who desires professional assistance regarding horses, whether it be for training, sales, purchasing, consultation, boarding, horsemanship, etc.
Working with Weber Training stables has truly been a great experience.
We initially met Joy and Jim through purchasing one of their wonderful horses.
As we were fairly new to all of this, they helped us with our riding lessons and made sure we had the proper fundamentals needed to take to horse ownership on our own. This included our two pre teen children, which they helped with grooming and the fundamental safety tips needed to keep us all safe.
When we looked at buying our second horse, Joy helped us with a full evaluation at her facility, board and train services as needed and helped with the delivery and guidance we needed to get things running smooth in our new corrals.
We couldn't be happier with Weber Training Stables and would highly recommend their services to anyone young or old that is looking to purchase a new horse, take riding lessons, or take advantage of their wonderful 7 acre facility for boarding and/or training.
Thank you Jim and Joy!
~ Scanlon Family~
Agua Dulce Award Program
The Agua Dulce Award Program has chosen Weber Training Stables for the 2013 and 2014, Agua Dulce Awards in the Stables classification.
Each year, across the greater Agua Dulce area, the Agua Dulce Award Program chooses only the best local businesses. We focus on companies that have demonstrated their ability to use various marketing methods to grow their business in spite of difficult economic times. The companies chosen exemplify the best of small business; often leading through customer service and community involvement
Taylor James Agua Dulce Award Program
March 1st. 2013
When I had to sell my horse, I was lucky enough to find Joy. She made what could have been a stressful process worry-free. Not only did she take tremendous care of Gino, including tune-ups on his training, but she also kept in constant communication with me about prospective buyers. There was never a doubt in my mind that I could trust her opinion about what was best for Gino. When his new owner took him, I felt confident Joy had found the right home for my horse.
Finding Cody ~ By Janine Schmidt
I call this “finding Cody” because I knew in my heart, the horse I was searching for. For a period of over six months, I called every Morgan horse farm I could find in Southern California. I looked at quite a few and realized that in order to find “the one” I was going to have to expand my search area. Up to this point I had ridden a couple of nice Morgans, but they didn’t give me that OMG feeling. You know, the excited, lighthearted feeling you get when you know it’s “the one.” I even went to one big famous farm in our area and was treated so rudely I left without even being shown a horse.
Then I found Joy Weber. My first visit to Weber Training Stables was in the company of 3 of my riding buddies. We looked at all the horses that were available, and picked out two that stood out to me. When they pulled Regency Julio Cuervo out of the barn, his calm bearing and inquisitive soft eyes pulled at my heart. When I rode him I was concerned maybe he was too young……I was reeling at the time from a bad experience with a Thoroughbred mare that scared the daylights out of me, and I had found her the perfect owner.
I rode Julio in the arena and felt really comfortable with him, so Joy and I went on a small trail ride. He totally took care of me. We rode past silly foals who were running and jumping, some flapping plastic bags, and numerous other scary things that did not concern Julio.
Joy was wonderful, telling me to continue to look, and to be sure. I went back to a gelding I had seen before and almost thought to myself “I’m tired of looking, I’ll just buy this one.” My girlfriend told me “Oh no you don’t, you’re not in love with this one.”
That was when I thought of Julio, whom had been on my mind constantly in the month since I had met him. I called Joy and asked her if he was still available. I figured, if he is meant to be mine, he will be. He was still available, even though many people had seen him, ridden him and considered buying him for some reason, no one had bought him.
When I saw him again, I knew . We saddled him up, I rode him all around the ranch and even experienced a spook on him when a stallion in the turn out scared him. He calmed right down. He doesn’t hold onto things that are scary, he gets over it and gets right back to work. I love his work ethic! He is always willing to go anywhere I point him, he follows me around in the arena only because we have a bond and he trusts me. What a gift, to be trusted by this gorgeous boy!
I bought him on my second visit and have not regretted a second!
Joy is so knowledgeable, and no pressure (AT ALL) makes it easy to reach your own decision, on your own. I will always be grateful for having met Joy, which gave me the opportunity to own this wonderful horse.
janna Duncan President at Drummond Ranch, Inc.December 2013
Joy is so marvellous with horses, I've watched in awe over her expertise and insightfulness on what to do to properly train a horse. She reads her horses and she discerns the training program that horse needs. She is outgoing, enthusiastic, and a very easy trainer to work with. She makes you feel comfortable and in the loop.
"Joy is very expert in her knowledge on horses and horse training. She is focused, knows how to relate to clients and the public, runs a great facility that is kept immaculate, very well taken care of, very organized, and is great at putting on successful events. I would highly recommend Joy Weber and Weber Training Stables without reserve."
Very truly yours, Janna Duncan, Drummond Ranch
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January 31, 2013
I found Joy when I was searching for a new stable and trainer to provide advanced equitation coaching, and equine conditioning. Specifically, I hired Joy to serve as a mentor for the saddleseat and hunter-on-the-flat disciplines. She worked as an instructor for me on a weekly, and near-daily basis for almost five years, and as a long-distance mentor for several years after when she relocated her equestrian program. Joy absolutely excelled in constructive coaching, arranging for increasingly challenging mounts including but not limited to the use of her own show horses. I have the utmost confidence that Joy fostered the many wins, locally and at the Class-A level, that I achieved. I recommend her equitation coaching and equine performance training services without reservation, and highly recommend her for her knowledge of the saddleseat industry, as well as riding fundamentals applicable to all disciplines, beginner through advanced.
Owner, WSR Creative
November 19, 2012
A consummate professional, Joy continues to impress me with her passion for running the best stable near Santa Clarita. Her knowledge of horses and deep care for their environment and livelihood is unprecedented.
I recommend Weber Training Stables without hesitation. Anyone lucky enough to meet and work with Joy and her team are in good hands.
Office Manager at The Human Touch
November 19, 2012,
Joy is an honest hard working professional that always excels in her training profession. She deeply cares about her clients and business associates and always maintains a positive attitude.
I was looking for a professional Morgan horse trainer when I purchased a three year old morgan mare in 2006. I wanted a trainer who knew Morgans and would allow me to be part of the mare's training. I found that in Joy Weber and Weber Training stables.
Venus had a lot of motion when I purchased her, but I wanted a Western Pleasure Show horse. Joy, took on the project with expertise, patience, diligence, and the love, understanding and respect I was looking for. Joy welcomed Venus and me into her world of horse training. I was allowed to watch and participate as often as I liked or wanted to. She not only trained the horse, but she trained me to be able to work with, ride and show my own horse.
Weber Training Stables is a wonderful experience for any horse and rider. Joy specializes in diversity for the horse and rider and her techniques for training both are well detailed, yet simple to understand and apply. When I first met Joy, I was not a confident rider, having never had a lesson in my 50 some years. Now, through Joy's tutulage I am riding every discipline and types of horses, from green broke to accomplished Show Horses.
Weber Training Stables welcomes every horse and rider into their family, whether they are there for riding lessons, training, boarding or breeding purposes. Joy, her family and her staff are all professional in their demeanor, friendly in their attitudes and delightful to be around. Joy and her staff treat every horse on the ranch as if they were their own, the horses health and welfare being of primary concern. They all go above and beyond in their efforts to provide a safe, secure, enjoyable experience for horse and rider.
We are now moving Venus from a Western Pleasure horse into the Hunt Seat discipline and as always, Joy has accomplished this task, with all her diligence and expertise. I look forward to a long and successful relationship with Joy and Weber Training Stables as I feel they are the Training facility every horse and rider needs and wants for an excellent horse experience.
I just bought an awesome Morgan horse through Joy at Weber Training. Joy was so patient and flexible throughout my process. I tried many horses in southern California and kept coming back to Weber Training for the beauty of the horses and the quality of her training. Everyone there was friendly and supportive. Everything she told me about the horses she was handling checked out to be true. She helped me negotiate a fair price with the breeders. I feel like I have made lifelong new friends. I am telling all my friends to look at Joy's horses first.
At that time I owned Chance, a three year old draft/quarter horse mix, who was being trained by someone else. The trainer I was using for Chance was working on his ground manners and after a year of ground training insisted that Chance had a bad attitude and most likely would not be able to be ridden for years. At that point I fired that trainer and told Joy about the situation. Joy asked if she could meet my horse. After a brief meeting I hired Joy to train Chance. Within a week Joy was riding him. Every day Chance would anxiously await Joy’s lesson. Within a few weeks I was riding my horse. The relationship between my horse and me could not be better. Joy continues to fine tune Chance, but within a very short period of time she has given me a dream horse. I have even watched her train a horse that others told the owner to put down because the horse was not trainable. That horse is calm now and responsive.
We could not possibly be happier. The experience Joy has comes through in every aspect of her relationship with horses. She is truly a diamond in the world of trainers. I know because I have gone through several. Whether you are a brand new rider, or an advanced horseperson, Joy is the trainer for you. She is constantly teaching you how to ride better. She is excellent at training a green horse, fine tuning horses that have been around for years, and teaching their owners how to constantly improve and refine their riding skills.
Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, CA
My daughter came to Joy with some good basics and training from another stable in the area, but there came a point where she just wasn’t progressing there because of the “one size fits all” style of training. The philosophy there was to push the rider through whatever the instructor felt they should be doing at that point; regardless of if the rider had enough confidence to try. Some riders may benefit from this philosophy, but my daughter wasn’t one of them. Though she was working at an intermediate level and she had friends at the stable the training itself was no longer of much benefit. In fact it seemed to be doing more harm than good. She discontinued there, and when Joy took over Meadow Grove Farms my daughter started training with her.
Under Joy’s thoughtfully intuitive training my daughter became known as “the Equitation Queen”. She was soon consistently ‘in the ribbons’ in both English and Western classes, be they Equitation/Horsemanship or Pleasure. We had a great victory when she and some of Joy’s other students went to a show at the previous training barn and won or placed well in pretty much every class they participated in, “beating out” the students at the host barn for the ribbons.
Joy takes each student as that student and works with them in the way each individual student learns, cognitively, emotionally, and physically, much as she does with the horses she trains. The result is a much more confident and self-assured rider, and a calmer, more responsive horse.
Joy Weber is an excellent trainer for horse and rider. She explains concepts well, is calm and patient, and has a wonderful rapport with the horses. I would be boarding and training with her if I lived closer.
Joy has a wealth of knowledge she has garnered from her years of experience in horses and would beneficial to any rider and horse relationship.
The horses are well cared for and are in excellent shape under her care with clean stalls. The facility and arena are amazing.
Joy trained my horse Javier. She did a great job of teaching to the individual, and he has not forgotten anything! He is safe, and happy because she did not make him sour on training. He loves learning new things and I think that is because Joy gave him such a good start!