307-532-8000 Main number for Rocknbee
307-532-8000 Main number for Winatech Computer Repair
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Rockn Bee hours are 9-5 week days
We're on the south side of the railroad tracks,
1/2 mile west of McKenna Road. Look for our sign (shown below).
4311 Hwy 26/85
Torrington, WY 82240
Riding lessons are on hold for awhile as my two best lesson horses have
been put into retirement due to age and physical impairments (arthritis
and congenital lameness). I am working with Mandy, but it will be a couple of years
before she is ready to be a "lesson horse". Smokey is not a lesson horse.
Jack, one of the miniature horse, is willing to teach people how to drive a cart.
Prince is crippled with chronic laminitis. They are both in their 20's!
I still do horse boarding and still have my retail sales license to sell
horse tack and equipment. Still willing to do my "spirit of the Horse"
clinic, teaching young (and mature) people the basic responsibilties of
horse ownership and safe riding principles. Call for current rates.
So happy to have reinstated my website provider's server service today
December 31, 2016. Been silent too long. Lots to tell in the next few
- Miss Mandy -
Go to the "Riding Center" link below, then to "Our Horses"
link for a diary of work with my beautiful palomino Morgan
mare, who will be 7 years old in February.
January 3, 2017
Lots of new pictures to share of Mandy's training work done in September
and October of 2016. A young woman who is attending the Vet Tech program at
EWC college called me last September, looking for work. I asked her if
she did horse training, and the rest is history. She worked with Mandy
for 15 sessions days over the course of a 30 day span of time.
You will be amazed at the results. Pictures are worth a thousand
Thank you for following my work with Smokey, my seven-year-old mustang mare.
January 3, 2017 Been riding Smokey all through the summer of 2016, when
it wasn't too hot or storming outside. I moved my computer business home
Memorial Day weekend, to cut back on overhead costs. This was a good
move because I am home all day and can ride on days when the computer
work is slow. Love being semi-retired!!
Smokey and trainer video from 2013
The link below is a video taken in March, 2013. The rider is not me,
she is a good friend who rode Smokey for a year, while I was regaining
my confidence to be able to just get on her again. As you can see, Smokey
is well worth the all the time and money I spent to get the horse I
have today. The path wasn't easy, but I knew that she could be a very
good horse for me. Judge for yourself. While Rachel is a very experienced
rider, the performance you see in this video is the result of teamwork. A
good rider and a horse that is willing to bend her will to the rider's
will. You don't get this result from a horse without a having a trainer
who exhibits a lot of knowledge about horses, dedication and consistency
of training and using methods that are proven to work. There are no
shortcuts to this level of performance from either horse or rider. It's
expensive, time consuming and certainly not easy. This was a totally wild horse,
adopted at a BLM adoption in May of 2007. She is the smartest horse I
have ever had the pleasure of knowing. You can read our diary by clicking
the "Riding Center" button on the bottom of this page, then click on
the "Our Horses" button and scroll down to the section on Smokey. Wait
until the music that starts when the webpage opens to stop before starting
the Youtube video, or you won't hear the proper music that Smokey is
is trotting to in the video. It's worth the wait.
Mustang Trotting to Music
ROCKNBEE'S MISSION STATEMENT
The Rockn Bee is about horses, simple
and plain. The facility is modest in design and the owner is
unpretentious. Betty cares about horses, first and foremost.
She teaches people about how to care for horses, and how to listen
to them so they can better understand the world from a horse's
perspective. Riding students are taught how to ride in the safest
manner possible, and are started out on a horse riding bareback.
At the Rockn Bee, you learn how to ride a horse, not a saddle.
Betty's primary goal is teaching proprietorship to current and
potential horse owners. She isn't interested in fame as a horse
trainer or instructor. She just wants to be instrumental
in making your horse interrelationships as simpatico as
possible. If you care about horses as much as Betty does,
you'll spend some time reading the riding center link to learn
about the Rockn Bee horses and the principles Betty uses as
she trains them.
The theory and principle behind the methodologies deployed
at the Rockn Bee were taught under the tutelege of Damian Ficca,
Instructor for the Equine Science curriculum provided through the
adult education program at the Front Range Community College
in Westminster, Colorado.
Check out my new supply of horse training and
first aid equipment now available at
208 East Valley Road, Ste 6A in Torrington.
New items will be added as customer requests
and season dictate.
Pictured below: All purpose 16" suede saddle with beautiful hand tooling.
Handmade by Tough1 for King Series saddle.
High cantle for safety, double rigging for versatility. Weighs 22 Pounds.
Five year warranty from Tough 1.
This saddle can be yours for $900 plus shipping and applicable Wyoming sales tax.
Beautiful saddle blankets, will mold to the shape of your horse's back for comfort.
Many more colors and sizes available. Priced from $20 to $80 plus shipping and
applicable Wyoming sales tax. Acrylic, polyester, cotton and wool components, depends
on manufacturer/source. Call for more information.
Feel free to send a comment or two by using the "contact us"
link. Betty is open to ideas and perspectives which may vary from
horse to horse and from person to person.
My book, "Touched By The
Spirit Of a Horse" is available at Amazon.com and Booksurge.com.
This is not just another book about training horses. It's about
changing the world to be a better place for everyone. The book
explains how horses and humans live in herds, but horses live
together peacefully. By emulating their characters, horses can
teach us how to be better people.
People who love horses will understand the concept best,
but this book is meant for all mankind.
You can find more information about Betty's book by going to
Amazon.com and searching for books by Betty Burlingame, or just
search for the book's title.
For a sample of Betty's poetry,
"For Smokey And Rachel" click on the
"About Us" link below.
Buy the book here by clicking the "Buy Now" button below, or order from
Amazon.com, where shipping is free if you order 2 books or more. Order
from my website and I will autograph your copy. Cost is $15.99 plus
shipping and handling. Goshen County Wyoming sales taxes apply to
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