Windwalker Farms is different from your typical horseback riding facility. We focus on teaching our students how horses perceive the world with their prey animal mentality through education and adventure! It is our job as horsemen to meet horses where they are at and communicate with them in a way that makes sense to them; instead of forcing horses to learn the way humans do, it's our job to understand how they learn and view the world. It is our mission at Windwalker Farms to bridge the gap between horses and people. We strive to teach our students the language of the horse and how to effectively communicate with them. With effective communication comes a very willing horse, and the horse-and-rider relationship that everyone dreams about when they begin riding. Our focus is not on speed or winning flashy ribbons, we want you to learn your horse's mind, and once you’ve done that, the sky’s the limit on what you and your horse can do.
Tim Scarberry, owner of Windwalker Farms and Founder of the Windwalker Partnership Assurance Program was born with a love for horses as are many children. Fortunately for Tim horses have always been available to him on his family’s farm. Many children are not afforded this opportunity. Tim spent some of his younger years riding and working with horses. He spent a lot of time at rodeos, horse shows and expos. He enjoyed this time with the horses but his abilities were mediocre at best. The horses he trained ended up with average training. In the late 1990’s, Tim had the chance to watch Monty Roberts discuss natural horsemanship. Listening to him explain the horses language along with pointing out how to use your eye contact and body language to interact with horses created a new passion for Tim which turned out to be an all out obsession. His results began to improve and with time he was able to develop his timing and feel with horses. At this time Tim began to help local horse owners understand this language and develop a better partnership with their horses. This begin the start of Windwalker Farms. During this journey Tim had no idea God was using horses to get his attention. With time the Lord has changed Tim’s ways of being selfish, competitive, and coarse. Although he was becoming successful with horses he wasn’t very with the people. Upon realizing just how much grace and mercy Tim himself needs, he knew he needed to share his program with anyone who is interested. Tim uses positive reinforcement, encouraging words, and a simple step-by-step breakdown of his program to teach students. Nothing brings more satisfaction than watching people gain confidence and become successful with their horses.
Fast forward 20 years and although we still help many horse owners with the communication breakdown between them and their horse we now have a real passion for introducing none horse people to the joy and adventure that only horses can provide. The Windwalker Partnership Assurance Program requires no horse experience. Just a passion for horses. Our program is offered to all ages. We’ve been successful in developing skills in children as young as 4 and helping a retired person who has always wanted a horse become a first time horse owner. We are here to help so please contact us by email or phone. We look forward to sharing our passion of horses with you.
We own 51 acres we utilize for trail rides and lessons. Our property has miles of flat trails for a relaxing ride, and also numerous hills of all sizes and experience levels for those looking for some adventure. We also have a heated indoor round pen and obstacle course.
Where it all started!
Obstacle training session with Chance.
Shawnee National Forest