Steve Lantvit Horsemanship

Steve Lantvit Horsemanship

Renowned, award winning Horseman, Steve Lantvit, captivates the equine world with a fresh and innovative approach to training individuals and horses. Coupled with decades of experience and knowledge across multiple disciplines, Steve's training program is built on trust, gentle hands, and a true partnership regardless of the rider's discipline or experience.
Steve's teaching style provides his students with the "why" and not just the "how" or the "what" giving them the necessary tools to be successful on their own. His techniques are applied on the trail, ranch or in the show pen, with an emphasis on creating a light horse through correct timing and clear communication. Steve strives to help fellow horseman/woman achieve their dreams, overcome obstacles, and to challenge themselves to do the best by the horse and for the horse.

Traveling across the US sharing his knowledge and passion for horses, Steve enjoys conducting clinics, presenting at Expos, and brings his teachings right into your home with his television series, Steve Lantvit "Sure in the Saddle" airing on RFD-TV on Thursdays at 3pm & 11pm EST.


  • Understanding the footfall patterns PART I; Walk & Trot - Steve teaches the footfall in walk and trot maneuvers for effective body control. It's all about timing and knowing when and where to ask for the cue.
  • Understanding the footfall pattern PART II; Canter - Steve teaches the footfall in canter maneuvers for effective body control. It's all about timing and knowing when and where to ask for the cue. Get better at your canter departures!
  • Communicate Naturally - Steve explains the 4 natural aids in riding and how to apply them to achieve the desired effect. Steve's riding exercises will demonstrate how the smallest pressure and correctly timed release yield amazing results.
  • Foundations of neck-reining - Learn proper rein management techniques for neck reining/one-handed riding. Steve takes the mystery out of neck reining with exercises that will advance your horse into the bridle.
  • The correct spin/turnaround: Learn correct positioning and timing for the spin that builds upon correctness to achieve speed and fluidity.
  • Improve the side-pass & leg yield: Working on lateral movements such as the side-pass and leg yield apply to real world situations both on the trail and in the show pen. Steve explains the use of leg pressure to control the horse and position for different drills. The clinic riders get a firsthand look on how these tips help gain control and build confidence in horse and rider.
  • A solid stop & fluid backup: Stop pulling your horse to a stop and learn the correct way to stop and back your horse. Steve teaches the skills to make a safer, more responsive horse on the trail or arena.
  • Isolating the Horses Body Parts for Advanced Maneuvers -Steve teaches riders to effectively separate the body parts to gain control of your horse. Learning how to control your horse's body parts is essential for correct maneuvers such as canter departures, side passing, counter canters, leg yield, etc.
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    Ride A Long Clinics


    Use Spurs Effectively & Humanely

    Friday - 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

    Steve clears up misconceptions about spurs and teaches how to use them correctly on your horse.

    A Bit On The Bit

    Sunday - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

    Learn more about bits and how to choose the right bit for your horse. Steve explains how the correct bit can dramatically change how your horse responds. Steve will show different snaffle and leverage bits, explain pressure points and what the horse actually feels. This is one of his all-time sought after lectures!