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L.E.A.D is a horsemanship company specializing in Horse Riding lessons (children and adults) and Horse Training.

L.E.A.D offers traditional riding lessons for adults and children in both Western and English, as well in-depth Horsemanship Instruction.

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Anita Link

8 April 2019

Joe has far exceeded my expectations as a riding instructor. As a mom, appreciate his focus on safety and “sizing up” the horse before the rider mounts. His eyes never leave my daughter, and I know she’s in very capable hands. My daughter loves her lessons, and it’s all she ever talks about. She has progressed so much that it’s teally astounding. I have 17 years in education and can attest to his positive, encouraging methodologies and ability to have young riders make corrections to improve their skills and take control of the horse in an efficacious, timely fashion. My husband and I have both had and ridden horses, and we learn just from watching! It has done wonders for my child’s esteem to boot (pun intended). More...

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Abby Boudreaux

8 June 2017

I've been beyond pleased with my experience with Joe and the program he is running. After day one of my horse being in training I saw improvement I didn't know was possible in such short amount of time. The progress that has been made with my horse has been exponential.He not only helps the horse improve but also me as a rider he helped and continues to help with my horsemanship. I always knew what was going on and how my horse was being taken care of and that made my experience all the better, to be apart of it all. I'm excited to see continual progress and the finished progress down the road. I look forward to continuing to working with Joe and learning more. I am forever grateful to him an all the hard work he has done and will do. Thank you so much!!! More...

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Tami St. Germain

8 June 2017

Joe is inspired with horses! In this area of Louisiana, it is difficult to find a horseman who takes the time to understand the horse first. Joe has the patience, knowledge and skill to assist both human and horse understand the elements of communication essential to creating not just a working relationship, but a foundation built on trust that will advance any rider through their plans to become the best they can be with their horse. Joe blends traditional vaquero style with "natural horsemanship" methods to build a solid foundation for a lifetime of success with horses. Joe is also gifted in the skill of sharing this information with his students. Anyone seeking to learn the nature of the horse and how to develop a lifelong bond and working relationship would benefit from time spent under Joe's tutelage! Excellent horseman, wonderful teacher! More...

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Patricia Hutchison

8 June 2017

I moved my horses in August 2017 to Joe as their trainer and my instructor. His passion for what he does is contagious. Joe not only changed my horses behavior he changed my outlook on life and as a rider. He shares his knowledge and is always a pleasure to work with. More...

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Stacy Charles

8 June 2017

Joe is absolutely amazing. He can work with the most advanced, and the most remedial horsemen. We are not "horse" people by any means. My daughter just has an incurable passion for animals and especially horses, and it's like therapy for her to be around them and continue to learn about them. When we found out he teaches the same philosophy as Buck Brannaman, we were quite pleased. My daughter is a very shy, sweet, gentle spirited person and Joe is beyond great with her and the horses. She is very comfortable around him. He is patient with her and the horses, and has taught her so much. Our goal for her lessons are simply for her to have that exposure and time with the horses and nature as we can afford it, and she just wants to ride and be with them. Joe is very understanding of that. We have tried quite a few stables, but this is where we will remain. I would highly recommend him. He is among the best. More...

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Lauren Lucia

8 June 2017

A little over three years ago I met Joe. Right off the bat, I knew he was a man that knew what he was doing. I've never met someone who is so passionate about his work and wants to share it with others to help the horse and owner work together. He doesn't just fix a problem and say "there you go." It's AWESOME having someone explain what they did and not just throw you a "fixed" problem while you sit and ponder how it was done. His patience shows especially when he goes over it with you to make sure you can do it without stressing out the horse and/or yourself. He does follow-ups at the farm or makes house calls. I highly recommend Joe and am super thankful I met him! More...

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Randi Collier

8 June 2017

Joe is amazing....not only knowledgeable , but truly gifted with horses,and enjoys what he does which so impdtant to both animal and people. Professional and personable, he takes the time to explain what he's doing and why in a manner anyone can understand . I couldn't be happier with how he's brought along my colt. If you want quality , you've found it. Thank you Joe! More...

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Joy Mayer

8 June 2017

This guy is amazing - best lesson I've EVER had. What he shared and how I felt are hard to describe but simply put, I couldn't have been happier with the experience. Completely respect his talent and lifestyle. More...

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Dawn Vannoy

16 February 2017

After an exhaustive search for a trainer for my daughter we found Joe. My daughter lost her confidence after a fall and no longer would even trot without freaking out but still loved to ride and didn't want to quit. After her first lesson she was trotting without stirrups OR holding on. My jaw hit the floor. Joe has taught her things I would have never dreamed she would learn. Not just how to ride but horsemanship which I would like to believe everyone knows makes a better rider. He has an amazing hand with the horses and does not hit them. He helped me train my own and already I can see a big difference after one lesson. He will definitely visit my place again for a tune up, not for my horse but for me lol. Yes it's awesome for me to send my horse to be trained. But for me to know how to fix the issues with my horse when it crops up is always the best way to keep my horse in the right state of mind without always hiring a trainer for every single issue. Joe is affordable and it's VERY obvious he loves what he does. He's very very good with children. I could go on and on but try him yourself and I'm positive you will be just as pleased as I am. Thanks Joe. More...

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I love teaching honorable Horsemanship to folks and making them better riders and better owners. And seeing that the horse gets a fair and honest hand.

Love of Horsemanship and the desire to teach a better way for the horse to be ridden, trained, and taught.

Certified, Quality, Reliabilty, and Dependability. A Certified Horseman to learn riding and training from that instructors, riders, rodeo riders, and dressage riders come to when in need of help with horsemanship and /or their horses.

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