West View Horsemanship offers horseback riding, lessons, and training in Rexburg, Idaho. We use natural horsemanship methods to work with the horse so that you end up with a willing and relaxed mount.
All of our horses receive a solid base to build on for their future endeavors. We have experience with both gaited and non-gaited horses.
Me–The Horse Nut, in a Nutshell
Welcome to my world! I’m Julie Kimpel, a stay-at-home mom of four. My first horse training job “paid” me with Piper, a high octane two-year old Tennessee Walker filly. We called her “Hyper Piper.” I was determined to succeed with her and with the help of several mentors, classes and videos; I eventually developed the skills I needed. I was so focused on this that Stable Boy (my long-suffering husband!) finally exclaimed, “Don’t you think about anything but horses anymore?”
As my knowledge and skills developed, I began training horses for others. I offer both basic western riding lessons and horse training to the general public. I prefer working with horses that have at least 30 days on them, but I have been successful with using my groundwork techniques to establish much needed respect and control with some pretty crazy horses!
I have attended or participated in clinics by Clinton Anderson, Nya Bates, Larry Whitesell, Jane Zubia, and Bryce & Laurie Galbraith. Willy Twitchell was my instructor in the BYU-I horse training program, which incorporated the methods of Pat Parelli. Horse trainer Russell Olsen provided invaluable assistance in teaching me how to handle Piper. I use low stress animal handling techniques as taught by Bud Williams. I am always seeking to expand my knowledge and skills.
I blend the methods of all the trainers I have learned from when training a horse or giving lessons.
Please click on the “Training and Riding” button in the menu for an overview of my training philosophy.