Colt Starting School

Our commitment is to provide a hands on, step by step process to support you in the key elements of Roland’s 20+ years of developing his colt starting method and program. The group will be small, the ratio will be roughly 3 students to 1 teacher/safety adviser. The entire Sawatzky Equine team is passionate about colt starting and will be involved in a variety of ways.



Participant requirements


  • Must complete application including a video submission.

  • Must have access to a young horse that meets the young horse requirements OR have one provided for an additional fee.

  • Must be a confident rider.

  • Must be able to commit to all the dates .


Horse Requirements 


  • Between the ages of 2-4.

  • No previous starting or backing.

  • Halter broke.


First round of applications are due December 31, 2019.

Once your initial application has been reviewed and approved we will contact you to set up a phone interview to answer questions and to make sure you are clear about the risks associated with starting young horses, access your confidence level and experience for being a fit for the program.

Your deposit will be due upon approval into the program.

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