Client Testimonials

"Amelia Baxter started one of our horses so that we could work her into our everyday working horse string. We rely on horses every day to effectively get work done on our cattle operation. We need good horses like a doctor needs a steady hand or a mechanic needs his tools.  At least half of our day consists of work being done on a horse. To sum up a usual morning horseback, here are a few bullet points to demonstrate the key tasks the horse must be able to perform.

  • Sort sick cattle out of a pen
  • push cattle to/from pastures
  • assist opening and closing 50+ gates for cattle pens
  • maintain focus on cattle for duration of work period.

A good horse must be able to perform all of these tasks quickly and effectively.

JJ, the horse Amelia trained for us, is now able to do all of these things. Amelia did a wonderful job training our horse. These animals are essential to our everyday life on the ranch, and she has made life easier for us by starting a horse the right way."


Austin Cluck

Cluck Ranch, Inc.,

​Stockdale, Texas, 78160


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“After recently moving to a new barn in Palm Springs while working out of our California Office, I asked around for recommendations for a trainer and was given Amelia’s name by several of the clients. I own two older working western horses, both required tune-ups and one with a transitioning canter issue. After quietly observing, Amelia immediately identified the issue and remedy. My horse wouldn’t pick up the canter under saddle but would do it naturally in the round pen. She worked with him rebuilding his muscle memory in the round pen which then naturally led him to find it again in the arena under saddle.

I completely recommend Amelia, her natural empathy as a trainer is far beyond her years.”

 Scott Free
CEO Lusardi Construction Company
Corporate Office
1570 Linda Vista Drive
San Marcos, CA 92078

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"Amelia first came to me in 2011 for lessons in Dressage and Hunters. She had recently purchased a ten year old Arabian gelding with a prior history in Endurance who proved to be a challenge as he hadn’t been ridden in a few years.
Her previous barn had told her how to ride but she wanted to understand the basics and mechanics of the sport, to have a better connection and understand the aids and methods required to successfully ride. She restarted the Arabian, went on to win in several Dressage competitions and showed her own and Client horses at the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. She purchased a Warmblood gelding and successfully won in Dressage, Hunters,  completed her U.S.E.F. Athlete Program and earned her U.S.D.F. Bronze medal.
Amelia is one of the most tenacious riders I have worked with,  she’s a hard worker, and she achieved great results with my more challenging horses."


Denise Nelson-Finster
DAAN Sporthorses
P.O. Box 390640
54550 Mitchell Road, Anza, Ca  92539 
"Touch of a Princess"


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“I had heard of Amelia from some of my Equestrian friends as a new and extremely talented equestrian who had been highly successful in the Dressage and Hunter / Jumper circuit in Southern California. She had been training and working at a friends Arabian Sporthorse barn and I contacted her asking if she would agree to her come help out on my ranch as she wanted to expand her education and learn about gaited horses. Our ranch works exclusively with Gaited horses and their riders, holding clinics and lessons in order to educate and promote the riding style. Amelia quickly became a valued part of our team successfully starting several of our young horses. I think she’s terrific, an excellent rider, a gifted and talented communicator; a hard worker who truly loves and lives for her work with horses and her dogs.”

Hope Adams
AA Ranch
Anza, CA 92539

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“Amelia is the best farrier I have had in my 21 years of experience riding horses. She is very knowledgeable and professional. I highly recommend her! I also recently moved my horse to their boarding facility, it is beautiful and definitely well put together. I moved my horse right before delivering my son. Having my horse in the Baxter's care gave me great peace of mind that my horse was well taken care of. I didn't have to worry about anything!”

Landon and Megan Estep
San Antonio, TX

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“Awesome people, with an even better facility! One of the nicer boarding facilities out our way. Fair pricing and these people genuinely care about the horses under their care.”

Brandon White
CBD Services
San Antonio, TX

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“Amelia is the best farrier we have ever had. Her shoes stay on, she is gentle with the horses and fast. She is young but very knowledgeable, professional and respectful.”

Patrice Strange
San Antonio, TX

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“I am absolutely in love with this facility! Amelia Baxter is a lovely person who truly cares for her horses and tenants. Five stars truly does not give this facility justice. It's definitely a hidden gem in the south side of San Antonio.”

Katelyn Vidrine
San Antonio, TX