At Cedarhaven Performance Horses, Jim and Teresa
Groesbeck believe training begins with an understanding of each individual horse.
Jim's professional strengths lie in starting young horses for any
discipline, and showing reiners and stock horses.
Jim has an innate understanding of the horse's psyche, and he draws on that talent when
working with horses. His horses learn respect and discipline, as well as trust and a willing desire
Each horse's natural talents are developed to produce a supple and athletic partner. Versatile
horses are the direction of the future. After all, any horse that can "turn its hoof" to
multiple disciplines has greater value to more people.
Jim has been starting young horses for 22 years in many disciplines, has studied with well-known
trainers, and has trained a wide variety of horses from national-level champions to family riding
While Jim is well known for his demonstrations in which he starts a horse and in 45 minutes
rides it for the first time, he would rather take his cues from the horse in a less demanding time
frame, letting the horse's aptitude and age set the pace for each day's work.