Ride Your Clear Mental Picture

Dennis Cappel Training & Shoeing

Better You.
Better Horse.
Better Partnership.
Vibrant connections begin here. Dennis Cappel, an expert horse communicator, brings to you his proven process to connected horsemanship that has been honed over decades. Dennis utilizes a Clear Mental Picture of focus, clarity, and agreement to promote confident relationships.

Come Learn with Dennis Cappel

Clinics and Seminars

Cappel clinics are unique. Why?

  • You are met at your level of understanding.
  • You will learn the mechanics of how to accomplish a task and more importantly the understanding of why behind them.
  • You will receive preparation beforehand.
  • Your questions will be answered during the clinic.
  • You will gain lifetime friendships as you enjoy your learning.
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One-on-One Training

Horse Training & Personalized Lessons

Dennis will bridge any gaps that you and your horse may have.
He will assist you to:
  • Build a solid relationship with your horse
  • Become a respected leader
  • Communicate clearly with your equine
  • Regain confidence to enjoy a safe partnership
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Online Courses

Join the leading edge of learning at your own pace. Lifetime access is included to over 100 lesson videos with continuous updates.

  • Connected Horsemanship from The Ground Up
          • Clear Mental Picture, Essential Groundwork, Riding Skills


  • Hoof Trimming
          • Horse Handling, Mapping System, Recognizing and Addressing Distortion


  • Trailering Guide to Loading Your Horse
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Farrier Services

Shoeing – Trimming & Farrier Classes
Dennis has been a student of the art of shoeing for over 4 decades. Seeing the desire of many wanting to do their own work, he founded Cappel Weekend Horse Trimming & Shoeing classes in 1993 for the amateur and the professional.


Being a trainer and competitor himself, Dennis has become a master of soundness, horse comfort, and performance.


No Foot – No Horse 

To schedule farrier work, contact Cindy at (314) 486-4064.
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What Past Students Say

Honest praise from former clients.

Thank you!

We have grown our partnership with our horses, our own leadership skills, and our clarity about what we are asking of our equine partners.

Always learning,

The wisdom and skills that Dennis offers make me not only a more effective equestrian but a better human being!

Thank you so much for helping us get here!

We trailered to Indian Camp Creek this morning and had a wonderful three hour ride. It was such a blast and the fulfillment of so many dreams.

I am so excited for my next lesson,

I needed special help from someone who really knew mustangs and was the definition of a professional in all aspects of the word. After only one session with Dennis, Gabriel responded very well and is on the path to becoming the horse I have always dreamed of.

You put my concerns at ease,

I want to thank you for your patience, empathy and understanding during our visit. You put my concerns at ease, and showed that you cared as much about my horse's hoof health as I did. We went out this morning and enjoyed one of the most stress free rides we have had in a very long time. His stride has improved and his foxtrot is outstanding. - Outlaw and Victoria

Freedom shoes were an immediate relief.

Dennis put the freedom shoes on Smoke's front feet and immediately he let out a sign of relief and his eyes softened. Smoke was bearing weight on hoof and is now walking and has no limp, totally comfortable and a happy horse! Thank you! -Jeanne & Smoke

Thank you for the way you are presenting your new programs!

So, this morning we went out for a pasture ride by ourselves. I only took two things with me; a different attitude and my clear mental picture. She looked for her pasture buddy but listened to me! I kept my CMP and attitude shift with me the whole time and all went well.