Lazy Oaks Ranch
Craig Patterson is a highly respected horseman from Murrieta California with years of experience working with horses from all disciplines. Craig began his successful teaching career starting colts and helping problem horses realize their true potential. Educated, experienced and patient, Craig willingly shares his philosophies and demonstrates what it means to be in a partnership with a horse.
Baptized in the philosophies of the Dorrance brothers, Ray Hunt and Buck Brannaman, Craig is well versed in the techniques of the Western Masters. Craig also has a formal education in French Classical Dressage. Using techniques, some centuries old, Craig consistently demonstrates that the one with the power is not the one that holds the whip rather it's the one who holds the knowledge. As Craig explains, "I started to study Classical Dressage and the Masters who taught this art form. I believe their techniques, some dating back centuries, blend perfectly with the philosophies of the Western Masters. I believe in teaching lightness, balance and impulsion with the well being of the horse always coming first."
Craig Patterson - Founder & CEO