Welcome to our web site, and thank you for taking the time to learn
more about me, my education and my training programs.
I was born in the San Joaquin valley of California, to a farming family who always
had horses. I rode everything from barn sour ponies, to wild Cayuse Indian Horses,
to the best barrel and rope horses money could buy. While growing up I spent most
of my life on a horse, and I decided to center my college career around horses. I
graduated with a double major in both Social Science, and Equine Science.

I have moved around to areas such as South Dakota, Wyoming, and the Mid-South to
learn about the diverse horse industry throughout the United States. I currently reside
in Lubbock TX with my husband, two daughters, and my son. We are all actively
involved in horses and participated in numerous shooting sports on the side.

I have spent many years attending as many clinics as possible to learn techniques
from great trainers such as Lester Buckley, Champion Barrel Horse Trainer Lyndee
Stairs. I apprenticed with  California Vaquero Villa West of Tehachapi,CA and
Richard Harris, COS Equestrian Instructor and COS Varsity Equestrian Team Coach.
I worked horses from the following places, Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, Greg
Ward Quarter Horse Ranch and The Tubbs Cattle Ranch in South Dakota.I use the
unique technique called "SENSORY TRAINING". Using these methods, it helps build
the confidence in horse and rider to be able to excel in any discipline with confidence,
discipline you ride in.

Spending my entire life with horses been involved with the following
gymkhana, barrel racing, roping, western pleasure, 4-H, FFA, and horse judging team
at Monache High School. Porterville Canterbelles, COS Varsity Equestrian Team,
Fresno State Varsity Equestrian Team. Rode for 6 months at the Riata Ranch,
member of ATRA, Laton Rodeo Association, Riverdale Rodeo Association, High
school Rodeo, Coursegold Rodeo Queen Coach.
Project Cowboy 2010  Mustang Incentive Trainer, and currently competing in the
Extreme Mustang Makeovers. Colt Starting America Colt starting competitions,
ACTHA, EXCA, Mounted Shooters Of America member.
Gentle Colt Starting


Rodeo Clinics

Trail Clinics


Problem Horses

Performance Horses


Cow work
About Michelle Gilles
Specializing in
Horses with
Problem Owners
Michelle Gilles at Americas Favorite Trail Horse
Michelle Gilles with Anna Nicole