Wood 'N' Horse Training Stables

About Christy

Christy Wood is the owner-trainer of Wood N’ Horse Training Stables, that is located in Three Rivers, California.

Christy is a versatile trainer of all English and Western disciplines. Taking green horses to proven winners is her specialty. She also teaches riders from beginners to advanced levels.

She is also an avid trail rider and participates in the historic Chief Joseph Trail Ride, sponsored by the Appaloosa Horse Club. Along with participating in Extreme Cowboy Challenges throughout California.

Christy Wood is also available for those needing an expert legal witness in the equine area.

OCCUPATION

  • Owner/ operator of Wood ‘N Horse Training Stable
  • Professional show judge- 1981 to current
  • Professional horse trainer- 1980 to current
  • Successful feed store owner- 1982 to 2004
  • Author of horse books- 2009 to present
    2009 – Your Best Horse Show
    2012 – Ranger: The Little Horse with the Big Heart
    2023 – Hoofprints Acrosss TIme: A Trail Ride to Remember

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Professional trainer of State, National, and Supreme+ Champions
  • 1989, 1995, 2002, 2004, & 2006 honored by Calf. State Appaloosa
    Horse Association as Top Trainer of Performance, Youth, & Non-Pros
  • Served on the Board of Directors for both regional and state horse clubs
  • Former member of the Judges Advisory Committee for the Pinto
    Horse Association and Appaloosa Judges Committee.
  • Top Trainer of the Year honored by the Calif. State Appaloosa Horse Association for 2008
  • 2013 Bronze Medallion Award for her 10 consecutive year participation with her horse “Dollar” in the historic Chief Joseph Trail Ride
  • 2016 Completion Award on Chief Joseph Trail Ride
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PUBLICATIONS

Horse & Rider – Cattle Training for any Horse – October 2018
Horse & Rider – Taming Tough Trails – August 2015
Horse & Rider – On a Celebrated Trail – November 2014
Horse & Rider – Parade Proof Your Horse – May 2014
Horse and Rider – Dude, the horse you would love to own – March 2014
Trail Rider Magazine – Explore the Sierras – April 2012
Horse & Rider – Mount from the Ground – May 2012
Appaloosa Journal – Which Bit’s Best – November 2009
Miniature Horse World – Rate Your Drive – September 2009
Horse & Rider – Small Horse, Big Heart – April 2008
Horse & Rider – 20 Ride Better Tips – Nov 2007
Horse & Rider – In-Sync Showmanship – Oct. 2007
Horse & Rider – Lineup Strategies – Nov./Dec. 2006
Country Magazine – I’m Not a Lone Ranger – July 2006

PUBLICATIONS

Horse & Rider – Ride the Perfect Pattern – Feb. 2005 Western Horseman – Go With the Flow – April 2004 Appaloosa Journal – Saddle Seat Style – Nov. 2004 Western Horseman – New Roles for Racehorses – Dec. 2004 Horse & Rider – Mind Reading – Aug. 2003 Horse & Rider – Win the Mind Game – Feb. 2001 Paint Horse Journal – Master Those Darn Lope-Overs – Sept. 2000 Appaloosa Journal – Re-training the X- Racehorse – March 1998 Miniature Horse World – Who’s Judging You – June 1998 Paint Horse Journal – To Rein or Not to Rein – Aug. 1998 Horse & Rider – How to Become a Judge – Aug. 1998 Horse & Rider – Walk-Trot Western Equitation – Oct. 1998 Horse & Rider – Race Horse Rehab – March 1997 Appaloosa Journal – Control Equals Confidence – Feb.1997 Calif. Horse Review – No Wooden Nickels – March 1994

JUDGING CREDENTIALS:

  • 1981 first judging credential with the Appaloosa Horse Club
  • 1984 the Pinto Horse Association
  • 1985 American Miniature Horse Association
  • 1989 Equestrian Trails Incorporated
  • 1990 Appaloosa Horse Club of Canada
  • 1994 American Paint Horse Association
  • 2006 California State Horseman’s Association
  • 2008 American Mule Association
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JUDGING HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Judged the U.S. Appaloosa Nationals (4 times)
  • Equestrian Trails Inc. National Convention (4 times)
  • American Miniature Horse Assoc. World Show (4 times)
  • Pinto World Show
  • Canadian Appaloosa Nationals (2 times)
  • The National Western Stockshow
  • The Australian Paint Horse Nationals
  • Australian Appaloosa Nationals
  • Australian Miniature Horse Nationals
  • New Zealand Appaloosa Nationals (2 times)
  • New Zealand Miniature Horse Nationals (2 times)
  • European Appaloosa Championships-Germany
  • French Appaloosa & Paint Horse Nationals
  • Travagliatocavalli Appaloosa & Paint Horse Expo-Italy
  • Miniature Horse Club of Great Britain National Spring Show
  • California State Horseman’s Association Championship Show (3 times)