Michelle Manlief Training Stables is located in Westport, Indiana.  In the Southeastern corner of the state, the heartland of farming in Decatur County.  We are one hour southeast of Indianapolis off of I-74 and approximately one hour west of Cincinnati, Ohio.  The Versailles State Park is only 17 miles away and Brown County Horseman State Park is only 40 miles from the stables. 

Our farm consists of 20 Acres, a 48 X 72 Morton horse barn, with 10 stalls that are all 12 X 12 in size.  An office and tack room are also located in the main barn.  A spacious 60 X 150 outdoor arena and a 60 foot round pen along with 6 different turnout pen complete the beautiful facility. 

Whether you are seeking a place to board your horse or needing your horse, trained or fitted, Michelle Manlief Training Stales will provide you with the best of care and respect that you and your horse deserve.  Our central location and great access to many riding trails, make us a great choice for both boarding and training.

Winning Basics



Your Horse Must Be Developed Like Any Other Athlete

I will train your horse THE BASICS
for a solid foundation.

  • Lunging
  • Ground Driving
  • Correct Stance
  • Exercises that develop your horse to bend at the poll
  • Bend the body both to the left and right
  • Softly give to the bit
  • Proper head setting
  • Control of the shoulders, ribs and hips
  • Forehand pivot, rear pivot
  • Side passing
  • Correctly lope, depart, stop, turn around and back up.


Your horse, young or older seasoned, will never perform without the BASICS.

• Foundation Of The Basics•
Specializing In Snaffle Bit Prospects, Halter Horses and Trail.
Now Accepting Horses For Training and Conditioning.

• Limited Openings Available  • Call Now for Available Bookings •