The Alberta Carriage Supply clinic instructors are all accomplished horse people with years of experience in various equine specialties. Whatever you want (or need) to know about draft horses, putting your horses to work in the field or the mountains, or you just want to fully enjoy the experience of driving for pleasure, these folks will set you on the right path.
Dale, a fourth generation horseman and native Calgarian, has created untold numbers of horse enthusiasts by simply putting the lines of his team into the unsuspecting hands of the person riding next to him on his wagon. Like his dad before him, he is passionate about the big horses that he keeps and never tires of talking about them and the role that draft horses played on the European battlefields of each of the World Wars, and in the development of Canada. But it doesn’t end at “talking”, he is both an avid rider and teamster and whether you’re interest is in cattle penning, roping, pushing cows, horse farming, horse pulling, shoeing, training or just plain having fun with your horse, Dale’s the man to answer your questions. He’s been there and done that. His current dream is to create a knowledge centre so that future generations will have a place to go and find out just how it used to be when horsepower was really “horse” power.
If you happen to meet up with him, be careful not to get too close, he’s a carrier of the “horse fever”.
Terry’s love of horses started as a youngster. And for the last 30 plus years he’s indulged his passion in many equine disciplines with many different equine partners.
Terry has run horses in many various horse activities including gymkana, pack strings, team cattle penning, team roping, heavy horse pull and multiple horse hitches. Always with the comfort and safety of the horse uppermost in his mind.
An accomplished wheelwright and authority in all items relating to harness and harnessing of horses. Terry is a partner and full time employee of Alberta Carriage Supply.
Tyler Setzer is an Alberta farm boy and third generation horseman. From a young age Tyler has been learning the ways of the horse. Working at home in the feedlot, it was saddle horses and rodeo, but Tyler’s true love has always been the gentle giants. It was, and is always, his pleasure to drive the big teams to feed cows and other chores.
In Alberta, the oil patch calls to all young men, but Tyler’s love of horses kept him out of the oil patch and in the corral. His working career has been almost exclusively with horses. From owning and operating the Barkerville teams, doing ranch work, winters starting colts, livestock manager at Fort Steele Historic Site, to showing 6-up draft hitches at international horse shows.
With a strong knowledge base, Tyler has sought out the best in driving instruction and horse show practices, and is now sharing his knowledge with other horse driving enthusiasts and their horses.
Tyler says, “Helping people learn to drive horses in a safe and controlled manner is what I love to do.”