Training Miniature Horses
TEN~L TRAINING CENTER
Producing Champions, Developing Champions
Ten L Training Center,
you for taking the time to view our website! I am Laura Tennill and have
been training horses professionally for over 30 years, starting out with
mostly Morgan horses, a few Arabs and Quarter Horses as well. From a very
young age I knew I was destined have a deep love of horses!
We are located 25 miles southeast of Louisville, Kentucky.
When I was younger I would watch
some of the Saddlebred trainers work their horses and would just take
everything in, it was so exciting to be able to sit and watch and learn
We were so fortunate to live
very close to the Saddlebred capital of the world and so many good
trainers so close by to us! Some of them were kind enough to let me
watch and show me techniques, then I would take what I learned from them
and try it on the Morgans.
I learned more with each horse I
trained. I trained my first Morgan horse to drive at the age of 13 and
had already been showing saddleseat and halter for some years prior to
that. I also enjoyed riding western as well, and have ridden Quarter
Horses, Arabs and a few Saddlebreds. I started out training part time
and decided to take the jump and try to train full time and it just all
fell into place. I trained numerous Morgans to ride and drive and gained
knowledge as the years went by.
I then met my future husband,
Joe Tennill, and he introduced me to a nearby breeder of miniature
horses and told me they were looking for a trainer! I was so enthused
about working with the miniatures and really came to love the breed and
never looked back! A year later Joe and I were married, later had our
son B. J. and started looking for a new home for our family and new
location for our training center!
We found a great
location here in Taylorsville, Ky.
where we are close to one of the finest Equine Hospitals, and we have very
competent farriers and equine dentists available for our horses care. We
started adding the finest mares we could afford to purchase into our
breeding program always looking to produce the best quality horses we could.
We also were very selective in our stallions, that were strong in pretty
heads, nice long necks that were set on high coming out of the shoulder and
great natural toplines! I have had a dream for years of what I wanted to
produce as far as show horses and have worked really hard to achieve that
believe we have the right combinations of mares, many are
national or world champions or reserves, top tens or have
produced them. Our stallions have been carefully chosen to
match up with these mares, Ten Ls Destinys IN The Buff,
Perlino son of Alvadars Double Destiny, had offspring that
won five reserve world titles in 2012, and many regional
champions and top tens. He himself was World Top Three, and
East Regional Grand Champion Sr. Stallion and 18 times
Supreme Halter and/or Champion of Champions!
Tigers Legacy is a 33.5 triple registered stallion, AMHA,
AMHR and ASPC that I loved the first time I saw him, and
later was able to purchase him! He has been national top
four and has sired many national and reserve national
champion and world top tens! We are crossing some of the
Legacy daughters back to Buff and they are proving to be
Excellent! We also have Ten Ls Echos Captive Spirit, a
beautiful buckskin 28 inch stallion sired by Little Kings
Buck Echo. Spirit was National Champion and World Reserve
Champion and has sired world champions and many top tens! It
is such a joy to breed and train the horses and help them
develop into great show horses of distinction!
I also love working with
amateurs and youths, I think this is one of the greats joys there is as
a trainer, to help them develop the confidence and ability to show their
horses to the best of their ability and when they do well I am truly
happier than if I had won myself! I specialize in training halter,
driving, liberty and showmanship! Whether your looking for a trainer,
show horse, stallion service for your special mare, or just want to come
and visit just give us a call or email! We look forward to seeing you!
--Joe and Laura Tennill
at stud 1 | at stud 2
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