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About Us 


Head Trainer - Michael Lyons

Michael Lyons is a passionate and experienced horseman who has dedicated his life to the art of horsemanship. His decision to follow in the footsteps of his family and pursue this path was inspired by the impact his family made on the equine industry. Drawing from his own experiences and the teachings of his family, Michael has developed proven methods for training horses and riders alike. Together with his wife Julia, Michael resides in North Carolina where they teach clinics, lessons, and train horses.

As the son of John Lyons - "America's Most Trusted Horseman" - Michael has inherited a legacy that he is proud to continue. Through his work, he strives to pass on the knowledge and techniques that have been developed over generations, helping riders to communicate more effectively with their equine partners. Michael's commitment to horsemanship is evident in the passion he brings to his work, and his dedication to sharing his expertise with others. Whether you are a seasoned rider or just starting out, Michael's clinics and lessons offer a valuable opportunity to learn from a master of the craft.

Michael Lyons is a highly experienced horse trainer and coach who has dedicated his career to teaching others about the joys of equestrianism. With a passion for keeping things fun and inspiring, Michael has become a beloved figure in the horse riding community.

Michael's coaching style is built on a foundation of patience, humor, and encouragement. He believes that every rider has the potential to achieve their goals, and he works hard to help his clients unlock their full potential. Whether you're a beginner just starting out or an experienced rider looking to take your skills to the next level, Michael can help you reach your goals.

Overall, Michael Lyons is a talented and passionate horse trainer and coach who is dedicated to helping others discover that while Horsemanship may not be easy, it is simple, and each and everyone is capable of mastering it. With his  commitment to excellence, and the rider, he is an invaluable asset to anyone looking to improve their horsemanship skills.

Head Trainer - Julia Lyons

Julia's passion for horses started at a young age, and she has cultivated her expertise in various disciplines, including dressage, jumping/eventing, and western events. Now, she dedicates her time to teaching clinics and expanding her equine coaching program, while also using her knowledge in bodywork and equine massage to give back to the horses that play a significant role in our lives.

Julia has a passion for helping riders overcome their fears. She understands that fear is a natural response to the unknown and can be a barrier to achieving one's goals. However, she firmly believes that with the right mindset and techniques, anyone can work through their fear and achieve success.

One of Julia's favorite techniques is to break down a particular task or exercise into smaller, more manageable steps. This allows her students to build confidence and momentum as they work towards their goals. She also encourages her students to focus on their progress rather than their setbacks, reminding them that every small step forward is a victory worth celebrating. Through her guidance and support, many riders have been able to achieve their goals and realize their full potential in the saddle.

Her dedication to this cause is further strengthened by her partnership with Michael, and together they offer a package that caters to all types of riders.

Through their joint efforts, Michael and Julia are committed to providing a learning experience that is both informative and enjoyable. Whether you are a seasoned rider or just starting out, their program is guaranteed to help you hone your skills and achieve your riding aspirations.

Assistant Trainer - Jacob Geiser 

Jacob Geiser is a highly skilled horse trainer and an assistant trainer at Michael Lyons Horsemanship. We met Jacob in PA at one of our clinics where he became more involved in the training side of things, and soon realized that he had a natural talent and love for working with horses. As an assistant trainer at Michael Lyons Horsemanship, Jacob is responsible for a wide range of duties, including training young horses, working with problem horses, and helping clients with their own horses. He is known for his patience, dedication, and gentle approach to training, which has earned him a loyal following of clients and admirers. In his spare time, Jacob enjoys riding and competing in ranch riding and reining as well as spending time with his own horse, Peter. 

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