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About my team and I

Elevation through Equine Education

My name is Amber Wagoner-Toyne and I’ve been training horses and mules professionally since 2000. I began riding at the age of 8 and was lucky to travel all over the United States and ride with some great horsemen and women.  I am and will always be a student of the horse. I love working with mules because they humble me and remind me how much more there is to learn! I believe in developing a partnership between horse/mule and rider. Get the most out of your relationship with your horse or mule by calling me today.

 

Living the dream

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Education

AS Pack Station and Stable Operation Feather River College 2000

20+ years of training, giving lessons, and showing horses 

ABOUT Amber’s Equine Career

·    Started riding at age 8, giving lessons at 15, training horses at 15 (for Free), Paid Trainer at age 21.

·    Instructional Assistant at Feather River College from 2000-2005 – Managing 3 Instructors, 3 work study students, 100 head of Horses, Budget Management, Curriculum Management and much more!

·    Manager of Reid Horse and Cattle Co. 2000-2003 (due to FRC growth I had to work only for college) Manage 2 Riding stables, 1 Pack Station, 16 employees, 100 head of Horses and Mules, Bookkeeping, Guide trail rides, Instruct Kids Camps, and much more! 

·    2005-Current – Owner of Wagoner Training – Starting colts and Mules, Giving Lessons, Hosting Clinics, and Breeding & Training her own horses. Committee Member of Beaverhead County 4-H Horse Committee from 2014-2019.

The Future 

COLTS & KIDS - Amber has dreamed of this opportunity to provide Equine Education to youth as an after school program since she was a part of Camp Smith Stables in Aiea, HI from 91’-94’. Amber embraced the program on all aspects of what it provided. 

“We learned about horses, rode like crazy, learned how to work by doing chores and guiding guest trail rides, and my grades only improved because of the help I received from the staff during homework time. I have always dreamed of being able to start a similar program where ever I planted my roots.  What I am hoping to get out starting this program is for my students to become better than me.” 

Amber W. Wagoner

 
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Dakota Abbey

Assistant Trainer

Dakota has been riding since before she could walk. While Amber was working with Beaverhead County 4-H she saw this girls extreme talents and offered her a job to help sell some Horses & Mules at the Salmon Select Sale in 2018. Since then Dakota has started and trained many Horses and Mules with Amber. Dakota is planning to go on to become a veterinarian like her father.

"Dakota has work ethic that you don't find in most girls her age. She is a true student of the horse with more talent than she even realizes. I am extremley lucky to have her work along side me. She helps me learn how to be a better teacher" Amber Wagoner-Toyne

 
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Logan Miller

Ranch Hand & Exerciser

I have known Logan as my son's friend for 4 years. He grew up on a small ranch where they had horses, dogs, cats, & chickens. One thing that stands out about Logan is he is a true animal lover! I was thrilled when he approached me about coming to work for me and he said, "I want to learn what you do with the horses and mules". He has proven to not only be a hard worker but a great student! He comes to work with a smile on his face and leaves just the same. I am looking forward to watching Logan grow and learn.  Amber Wagoner-Toyne

 
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Marisa Lustig

Assistant Trainer

My name is Marisa Lustig. I grew up on my family farm where we always had cows and horses. I learned to ride when I was young and learned great work ethic from years of helping my dad and grandfather on the farm. I followed my love for horses to the University of Montana Western. I graduated Spring of 2020 and since then I have worked with horses at various ranches in MT. 
I met Amber a year ago and was excited to learn she was looking for an additional member to her team. I look forward to working for Amber and furthering my knowledge of training horses and mules.