Testimonial from Boarders
My name is Bonnie Bergeron, I was referred
to Dr. Gadway 2006.  I had a 16.2 hand, 12
year old Palomino, Morgan/Saddlebred that I
purchased knowing he hadn't been ridden in
over five years.  He was originally trained as
a five year old, ridden for one summer and
then put out to pasture.  I've trained all my
own horses and hadn't yet met one I couldn't
train.  Boy was I wrong on this one.  I learned
very quickly and the hard way that he didn't
want anyone riding him.  I would no more get
on off and months of ground work I realized I
had met my match.  

Thank goodness for Dr. Gadway, he now
tells everyone that my horse was the most
challenging and the hardest horse he's ever
had to train.  It took us three and a half
months before I could ride him.  Turns out
him.  I can't tell you what a roller coaster of a ride it was training him, so many there long
enough to hurt him.  I can't tell you what a roller coaster of a ride it was training him, so
many relationship and understanding with my horse that we both needed to be happy.  
Without your patients and there long enough to hurt him.  I can't tell you what a roller
coaster of a ride it was training him, so many and has the most comfortable walk of any
horse on the farm.   Anyone is welcome to contact me for more times I thought about
selling him as a rodeo bucking horse. You keep asking yourself how much money do
details. Bonnie Bergeron, Thetford Center, VT - (802)272-2799 or e-mail
bonnie.jb@valley.net
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I am Ashley Newcity, the happy owner of RS Royalton
Victory. Victory came to
Royalton's Sunrise Farm because
of a major bucking problem. He came from a stable where no
one had been ablke to stay on him to get him trained. His
owner decided to brim to Ron for evaluation, and if possible,
get him through his bucking problem.

Victory is a Morgan/Thoroughbred cross who had been
raised at Royalton's Sunrise Farm and while there, had been
a friendly and pleasant horse. Therefore, when Ron heard of
his problem, he was very much surprised.

From the start, he was very nervous and unsettled, looking
for ways to escape his trainer and training area. Ron began
by using his
Natural Horsemanship skills in order to get his
attention and respect. After working with Victory for only a
the original trainer got on him and spurred him to death on the right side, so every time I
got on if I touched is side he just blew, he was so scarred and anticipating the pain of a
spur that he wasn't going to take the chance of you being up there long enough to hurt
short time, Ron and I came to the conclusion that he had just been pushed to rapidly by too many people and didn't
understand what was being sked of him. He was therefore, bucking our of fear. After a month or so of working with
him, he was making great progress. Besides the woirk that Ron and I were doing with Victory, I started spending a lot
of time with him. I grew very attached to this horse and really looked forward to working with him each day. When we
felt comfortable about riding him, we made it a point to progress slowly. It was only a short time and we were doing
walk/trot. About three months after coming to us, there was a dressage schooling show at Green Mountain Horse
Association in Woodstock, Vermont. We decided it would be good exposure for Victory so I competed with him and
came home with a 2nd and 3rd place ribbon in introduction test A & B. Shortly after that, I decided have Victory for
myself so I ended up buying him. For the past year, I have been in Landrum, South Carolina doing eventing. In May
of 2007, Victory qualified for the area III USEA Champion Horse Trials. We are looking forward to the upcoming 2008
show season! This experience has increased my love for working with horses. Because of this, I have continued
working at
Royalton's Sunrise Farm giving riding lessons and helping train horses with Natural Horsemanship
methods.
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This is Catherine Hayes and her horse, Jake. When
Jake came to
Royalton's Sunrise Farm in the spring
of 2006, he had no manners on the ground. Dr.
Gadway and I knew that I would have to earn Jake's
respect from the ground before he would respect me
on his back. With
Natural Horsemanship lessons
from the Gadway's, I learned how to build a strong
relationship with Jake on the ground. This led to our
current synchronism and trust in one another.

All of my prior training and experience was from a
horse's back in equitation. Sure, I could lunge for
exercise, but in ths istance, I had to gain Jake's
respect. We started in the roundpen. After he worked
nicely in the roundpen, relaxing and giving in, we
moved into the larger indoor arena. Jake earned his
way more and more, getting into figure eights, backing
up, and we learned to respect each other's space. For about six months of consistent groundwork, based on
Natural Horsemanship, Jake and I developed a rock solid line of communication. We learned each other's
body language, each other's comforts, and I got to learn how to most effectively correct Jake when he lost his
focus. When it was time to dowork on his back, we started with lots of flat work. I kept Jake guessing, changing
things with different patterns and lots of transitions. We worked on softening up and bending turns, developed
his dexterity by backing, backing in circles, and side passing on the rail.

My goal was to have a jumper so we started with 18" cross rails and continued to build our relationship.

Our work together has been benificial to each of us. Through
Natural Horsemanship, I  have learned how to
connect with my horsein a unique and powerful way. This connection has made us an unstoppable team.