Rick Brighton is a well known and widely respected clinician in the Seattle area with over 20 years experience as a gaited horse trainer and horse riding instructor; working with Rocky Mountain Horses, Kentucky Mountain Horses, Tennessee Walking Horses, Icelandic's, Gaited Morgan's, Paso Fino's, Missouri Fox Trotters, and cross breeds. All breeds welcome!
Rick specializes in gentle, humane, resistance free horsemanship. His sought after techniques are simple, easy to understand and follow. He teaches how to work with your horse using a good heart and being respectful to them, building trust and confidence in both horse and rider. Rick custom fits each training session, lesson, and clinic to the individual (horse and rider) with a focus on safety.
Rick and his wife, Kim, own Brighton Ridge Farm LLC conveniently located 40 minutes SE of Seattle, WA where Rick teaches and trains.
Create the foundation to set you and your horse up for success!
I feel very fortunate to be able to train with Rick. There is something so sincere about his way of teaching and training. You can tell he is teaching things based on his own learning and the many years he has spent helping horses and riders. I really like how he applies his experience, knowledge and natural talent to intuitively figure out what is right for a specific horse or rider, and how they can overcome obstacles and continue to progress in their learning. I especially like his approach to keep things comfortable and safe ("in the green zone") while slowly expanding and building the horse's and the rider's confidence - that makes it fun!
Gisele S., Sedro Woolley, WA