Harmony Equine Center Clinicians
The Harmony Equine Center is a private rehabilitation and adoption facility for abused and neglected horses, ponies, donkeys and mules that have been removed from their owners by law enforcement authorities. Harmony also serves as a central hub where horses from humane societies and rescue groups and surrendered by their owners can receive training and rehoming. Since Harmony opened in 2012, more than 1,500 horses have been helped.
A professional horseman for over 25 years, Garret Leonard brings a love of horses, as well as expert riding and training skills, to his position as director of our Harmony Equine Center.
Garret oversees a staff of 8, several on-call equine veterinarians and farriers, and approximately 80 volunteers who provide equines at the center with nutritious food, expert veterinary care, clean stalls, loving care and gentle training based on natural horsemanship techniques. Garret has been with Harmony since we opened.
Horseman, clinician, and cowboy poet Brent Winston has dedicated the better part his life to the horse. His life dream and passion is helping people help their horses. In pursuit of this dream, Brent studied as an apprentice to such great horseman as Johnny Leverett, Ray Hunt, and a great deal of other legendary horseman.
The Peyton Colorado cowboy has been considered one of the most versatile horseman in the region, never turning away a horse, for any reason. Brent has been able to be trusted time and again to do the right thing by the horse. He believes that each and every horse is special, and no matter what kind of saddle you put on, good horsemanship is good horsemanship.
Brent has competed in the Extreme Mustang Makeover four times, becoming a finalist twice. He has also taken his talent and training techniques to the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center, putting himself in a situation to help as many horses as possible, as their Head Trainer. Brent brings the horses to an adoptable state, provides educational opportunities, and helps place horses in their new homes. In addition he was the 2014 “Colt Starting Challenge Centennial” champion and 2017 “Equine Comeback Challenge” reserve champion.