Michelle Manlief Training Stables and Boarding

Michelle Manlief is a qualified trainer with over 25 years experience training horses, ponies, and riders.  Michelle has been a member of the Appaloosa Horse Club since 1989! She won her first World Champion Appaloosa title in 2012 with Rubies N Dreams in FPD Halter Mares. She has qualified several times with different horses to compete at the ApHC World show. Another title to mention is the 2013 Warm Up to The World Show 2 & Under Stallions Reserve Champion with JS Faded Blue Genes. She has a winning show career in many different events including Halter, Hunter In Hand, and Lunge Line. With a strong passion for Trail and Pleasure Michelle is diverse in many different events.   Recently she joined the AACAP Program with the Appaloosa Horse Club, this program allows you to earn points at open shows and earn awards within the ApHC.  In 2006 Michelle and her horse Ms Big Time Sierra were 7th inMichelle Manlief with Student Cheryl DuMond the nation in halter, and now Sierra has her Superior in Halter.

Michelle, has taken the time to expand her knowledge for her customers as well.  She attends clinics with top world  horseman to strengthen her training skills and techniques.  Her most recent clinic was with world renowned trainer Mark Shaffer in Pilot Point, Texas. 

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Michelle and Her Daughter Megan


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Educational Seminar at Michelle Manlief Training Stable 
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Do you have a horse that needs training or do you need riding lessons?  If you ask me I would recommend Michelle Manlief, hands down!  Last spring, we took our four year old quarter horse mare to Manlief Training Stables, the plan was to put 30 days on her and then let my daughter start working and showing the mare.  The results after just two weeks were outstanding, not only was the mare moving incredible but my 16 year old daughter was getting out of bed early each morning, on her own, to go ride with Michelle. Michelle coached and trained at a level that my daughter completely enjoyed her experience.  My client19 year old daughter, who was completely afraid horses, was starting to enjoy riding as well. Michelle even had my husband in the show ring this summer.  We have used other trainers and not had the connection that we had with Michelle.  Great facilities, super care, and wonderful coaching! You won’t go wrong and we will be back!

Phil, Kim, Lindsay and Morgan Nobbe


I     I hadn't ridden a horse in 20 years.  We went to the horse sale in Maysville, Ky just to look! Being the horse lover I am, it didn't take much encouragement from my brother-in-law to purchase an Appaloosa gelding that wasn't yet 2 years old!. 
We purchased him from Michelle Manlief of Greensburg, IN.  She told me  at the time that she would train him if we needed someone.  We took her up on the offer and are very pleased with the results. 
At the end of the first week she had him under saddle and but the next week her 4 year old daughter was riding double with her.  She has him well started in trail and pleasure.  Her patients and helpfulness have been outstanding and very beneficial.  This, along with the knowledge she has, I would highly recommend her.

Carol Vest ~ Georgetown, KY
Pictured above left: Carol in Training Lesson with Michelle Pictured above right: Carol and her Appaloosa, she purchased form Michelle Manlief.

Michelle Manlief has taken care of and started a two/coming three year old horse for us.  I am impressed with her professionalism.  The facilities that she has allowed her to take excellent care of the horse and her knowledge of horses in general make her a greet choice for beginning a new prospect.  What we really like about Michelle is her honesty and work ethic.  She keeps accurate records and will even work with us and help us be better riders so that  the horses she trains will perform to the best of their ability.  She cares about the horses and the people she works with.  Choosing Michelle's facility and her as your trainer just makes sense. 
Roger and Cheryl DuMond, Greensburg, Indiana.
Pictured above: Cheryl DuMond riding Zippos Hot Breeze (aka Stormy)

Michelle has trained 3 horses for me for trail and pleasure riding.  The were "Broke To Ride" as 3 year olds.  She took them from there and challenged them on trails up and down hills, through water, opening and closing gates while remaining on the horse, exposing the horse to any thing they would encounter on a trail ride.  We are very pleased with the confidence level in all the horses when they approach a situation.  More importantly, Michelle taught them an endless amount of basics, addressing behavior and habit issues, communication between horse and rider, tolerance, patience, and much more.  Whatever the horse needs, Michelle will give her full attention.  She will receive the next horse I need trained. 
~ RD Slawson, Slawson Farms Vevay, Indiana. 

Michelle has trained three 2 year old appaloosas for me and all have turned out to be excellent trail horses.  She is very dedicated to doing a good job and her training techniques are excellent with quick results.  Her boarding facilities are top notch and she makes sure horse are fed properly while staying there.  I would highly recommend her to anyone.  
~Dave Hensley, Shelbyville, Indiana.

When looking for a trainer, there is a lot to consider besides the riding part.  We all want a good trainer but you also want the investment of  your horses taken care of.  With Michelle, there is the care you can depend on and the trust you can have with her.  Anything can happen but I feel confident she will do her best to give the care your horse deserves and will receive the time she agrees to put on your horse.  Capability goes right along with dependability and I feel you will get both with Michelle. 
~Kenn Owings, Madison, Indiana.



Michelle Manlief Training Stables
9580 South C. Road 100 West
Westport, IN  47283
(812) 591-8082