Ed Harrison, born and raised on the concrete prairie lands of Detroit, Michigan was an unlikely candidate to become a horse enthusiast. Spurred on by his Grandfathers involvement in Pro Rodeo, Ed followed his footsteps at the age 18 into the rodeo arena competing in Steerwrestling and Bareback Bronc Riding.
Not long after, his interest was peaked in training these magnificent animals. While in Michigan, Ed decided he wanted to train horses. As the stories of many great horseman began, Ed started bucking out horses, but at only five dollars per ride. He started horses of all ages under saddle in cornfields, dirt lots, and grass fields. As a bronc buster staying in the saddle was the name of the game.
Desiring to learn more than how to tame the untamable, Ed was drawn to the West. He attended Lamar Community College and studied Horse Training & Management to begin to sharpen his skills. During his time of school, he worked as a loper and colt starter for accomplished cutting horse trainers and apprenticed with the legendary Benny Guitron. Many days were spent in the saddle working in feedlots and on cattle ranches.
Ed thought to himself, “if I can make it there, then I can make it anywhere”. Ed has gone on to work with leading NRHA trainers, including two time futurity champion Casey Deary.
Spending many days and nights in the arena with youth, rookie, and non pro riders, Ed has learned a unique way to communicate with both horse and rider. His unique gift of teaching has helped many horse and rider teams of all levels improve their skills both in and out of the show arena.
He brings a unique blend of horsemanship from many years experiences that are adaptable to many equine disciplines from ranch/trail work, to reining, and all the way to polo. Ed has decided to make himself available to help you reach your equine related goals anywhere around the globe. He is available for training, group clinics and coaching.
Contact him today!