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We enjoy working with your horse to bring out the best and then helping you achieve your goals!  We use all natural drug free methods for solutions to your problems!  We can start your horse from the very beginning, continue with the training, or tune your horse for competition.  We even enjoy training horses for the trail!  Also, you can almost always find a nice pen of steers on our ranch for practice!

Bruce Steer Wrestling at a rodeo
Laura Lee Hazing the steer

Laura Lee has been a trainer for at least 33 years. She has competed in a variety of fields such as: hunter under saddle, western pleasure, reining, halter, barrel racing, roping, pole bending, and goat tying.

Some of Laura Lee's favorite accomplishments include: placing 2nd in each go round at IPRA's largest regular season rodeo in St. Tite, QU Canada and winning the average by over .4! As well as, placing at Quarterama in Toronto in the versatility class; competing at the International Finals Rodeo four times, placing in rounds, as well as the average; earning the title of the Northeastern Region Champion Barrel Racer for the IPRA four times; and winning the American Professional Rodeo Assoc. year end and average barrel racing title in 1999 and year end in 2007 with limited rodeos, repeating the average and year end win in 2010 & 2011. These are only some of the accomplishments, but Laura Lee's more memorable ones. Also, riding and training the 2010 IPRA & APRA Barrel Racing Horse of the Year was a great honor! Training and showing Verily Six Bugs to the AQHA High Point Stallion in 2006.

Bruce is an accomplished team roper. He has earned rodeo titles in steer wrestling, and been successful in calf roping as well. In addition, Bruce has trained his own rope horses and give roping lessons as well as beginner riding lessons. His main passion now is dog sledding!

Mandi and "Mr. Dutch Jack"

Mandi Thomas Boedeker is seen here competing on the great horse Mr Dutch Jack aka Jack.  Mandi has successfully competed as a barrel racer winning numerous belt buckles and three trophy saddles.  She has also started several colts.  When she first moved to Texas for college she worked at Waggoner Ranch in Texas riding, vaccinating horses, helping the senior trainers, doing chores and whatever else needs done!  Mandi also worked at Swanson Ranch near college while  maintaining a 4.0 grade average!  Now she's a high school Spanish teacher enabling her to have her summers off to pursue her barrel racing career. 
Cody has been team roping on the heeling end and started steer wrestling by learning to ground run cattle.  He is an all around ranch hand and a big help!  He is also Laura Lee Thomas #1 co-pilot!  
Clay stepped up to his brother Cody's spot seasoning your horses to noise and commotion.  He enjoys riding, roping, and just being outside around the animals.

Laura Lee and Classic Sunray -
Rodeo in PA

Galatians 6:9
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

Contact us at (814) 694-3456 or vvrlauraleethomas@gmail.com for more information.