Our ranch provides . . . .
a setting where young horses can be developed using the unique assets we possess that reach far beyond our arena. We believe the key to long term soundness and mental maturity is a foundation made both inside and out of the arena. The first 30 days of a horse’s training are the most important days of their life; this is the basis for our training program. Justin has the patience and insight to get young horses started, and started well. A two-year-old coming out of his program will know their job, be confident, and ready for the next step. This next step, reaching their performance potential, is something that Justin has notable experience in with 10 years of showing horses competitively in the NRCHA and AQHA.
Justin’s career began with competitive rodeo at the Junior, High School and College levels. His primary focus was on Team Roping, although he also competed in the Saddle Bronc and Calf Roping events. After finishing college with Equine Science and Business degrees, he began training horses full time as Assistant Trainer at Roeser Ranch, Marsing, Idaho. Under the experienced guidance of Dan Roeser, Justin quickly became successful showing cow horses in the NRCHA and AQHA. His career winnings exceed $40,000. His skills, however, are not restricited to the show pen. A great show horse has a great foundation. This is something that anyone who has purchased one of Justin’s 2-year-olds knows to be true. Over the past few years Justin has dedicated his time to refining what it takes to make a two-year old sale-ready. His honesty, ability, and integrity have made him a success in many sale rings.
Justin looks forward to dividing his time between the ranch, the show pen, and the sale ring, all with his young family and support team in tow.
In June of 2014, we officially welcomed friend and fellow horse trainer, Nathan McBride, to the Bailey Performance Horses' team.
Nathan and his wife, Jessica, a Registered Nurse and amazing jalapeno popper maker, have made their home on the ranch in our 100 year old McKay Creek school house, just walking distance from our training facilities.
Not only do Nate and Jess bring so much to our program and livelihood, but to the quality of life we lead. Their positive attitudes, contagious smiles and family values are just a few examples of why we've asked them to share their lives with us. Most importantly, Nate and Jess share our similar values of honesty, integrity, hard work and above all else, compassion for people and animals.
We are honored that they have chosen to be part of our adventure and dream to provide quality training and service to our outstanding clients.
We strongly believe proper hoof care is vital to a healthy, trainable horse making farriers a valuable part of our program. This is exactly why Dace Woods is such a valuable asset to our barn. He is excellent with our young horses, allowing for the extra time and patience it takes to make the shoeing experience a positive one and also manages our more advanced shoeing requirement. He is timely, considerate and conscientious.
We can never say enough about how fortunate we are for the team we have at Bailey Performance Horses. Small as it may be, it is made up of people who share the same beliefs and values when it comes to the care and training of our horses.