Lil Bit North Ranch Arizona

Training

Meet our Trainers

Keith Tracy gus_w

LIL BIT NORTH RANCH WELCOMES KEITH TRACY
QUALITY HORSE TRAINING, WITH KINDNESS AND PATIENCE!

” Ask anyone who’s been around for awhile about Keith, and they’re most likely to say he’s quiet, he’s determined, and he’s one-hell-of-a horseman. Starting from a young age, Keith has been on
horseback. Whether it was on his pony’s back flying around the field, or guiding Jaborr’s Impack++ to
his countless titles, Keith has always been most comfortable on a horse’s back.


Starting from a young age, Keith has been around horses. He started as most kids do, on his parents farm with some unruly ponies, and a will to tame them.


At the tender age of 15 he went to live and work with the famed horse trainer, Red Beyer. Beyer not only taught him tricks of the trade, but tought him persistence, hard work, and how to be a showman.

After his time with Red, Keith went to work for several local
breeders, and eventually moved to Louisiana to work for the Baileys.
This started the long relationship with Lauren and her family that
lead to countless national championships.logo1

After his time in Louisiana, Keith traveled north to Minnesota to work for Cedar Ridge Farm. It was here
that he was exposed to the wonderful Ames family, and continued to work there there for 6 years and
amass countless Scottsdale and National Titles. It was also here that he became partners with
the famed Jaborrs Impack++/, aka Gus, and the rest is history.”

For more information: http://www.tracyperformancehorses.com

 

 

Andy Johnson

 

Johnsons

Andy Johnson’s interest in horses began as a young boy. Growing up in Southeast Missouri, Andy began riding with his grandfather who always owned horses. The two often enjoyed trail riding together. Andy looked forward to the visits with his grandfather where his early passion for horses was nurtured.

 

Andy graduated high school as salutatorian of his class, attended college at Southwest Missouri State University where he majored in Agriculture Economics, and served in the Army for four years.


After taking a position as the manager of Heartland Cattle, Andy purchased his own horse to aid in the work required at the feedlot. Andy’s desire to be the best he could and his passion for horses drove him to learn more about the art of horse training. 
Andy began following natural horsemanship trainers and attending clinics. He was accepted to, and completed a very prestigious program in Texas.

During this time, he spent every hour learning all that he could and cultivating his natural skill with horses even further. He also taught and demonstrated in clinics, using his ability to communicate with horseowners as well as he did their horses. 

For the past two years, Andy has been working in North Central Wyoming starting colts, finishing horses, and training ranch/cow horses. He has had the opportunity to hold his own clinics all over the United States and Central America. 

Now located in Cave Creek, Arizona, Andy is accepting horses for training and is available for clinics and private lessons. Andy specializes in colt starting, problem horses, Western riding, and trail. 

To contact Andy please call 573-475-0529 or email andyj3524gmail.com

 

 

 

Stacey Tucker

IotaDazzleThem02Stacey Tucker, trainer and manager of S* Tucker Quarter Horses, is an experienced judge, rider, competitor, and breeder. She began working with horses and taking riding lessons at the age of seven and continued to build her skills and abilities in all areas of horsemanship and the equine industry through high school and college. Stacey was born in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Stacey has a BA Degree in Animal Science with a Major in Equine Sciences from Middle Tennessee State University. The Equine Science Program emphasized in breeding farm management (artificial insemination), colt breaking and training, stable management, teaching, horsemanship, and horse selection and judging. Stacey attended her internship at Colorado State University. She has an Associate Degree in Animal Science Veterinary Health Technology from Essex College, Baltimore, Maryland and she is a graduate of their Veterinary Technology Program as a certified veterinarian technician. She has also received her Farrier training at FT. Meyer, Virginia, and was a gradate of the United States Army Animal Care Specialist School, Walter Reed Army Medical Institute of Research in Washington, DC.

Every year S* Tucker Quarter Horses has been very successful in terms of Circuit Championships, National and State point earners, Money award winners, and World Show Qualifiers. S* Tucker Quarter Horses is not just limited to Quarter Horses; we also specialize in American Paint Horses and Appaloosas. Plus, any horse that may need a tune-up or just an evaluation is welcome to the program. The program is for horses in training and breeding stock, therefore, we book a limited number of horses to provide complete professional services. At S* Tucker Quarter Horses we pride ourselves in having a professional, safe and fun training and teaching program. We are full of happy students and happy horses. It is all about having fun with your horse and enjoying the whole experience, whether it’s showing or just going out on a nice trail ride. We invite you to look at what we offer. We have been in the business for many years and have over 25 years experience in the horse industry.