• Natural HOrsemanship

    I work with horses based on their instincts through natural methods of communication.

  • GEntle touch

    Through a tactful approach, I work with the horses best interest in mind.

  • Solid foundation

    To pave the way to a great horse, you have to start with the basics.

My approach

Ray Hunt once said, "It's amazing what you can learn after you've learned all that you think there is to learn." And I believe just that. You can never stop learning, and every horse has something to teach you, as long as you listen. My job, more often than not, is to look and listen, then figure out their needs.

My Services

Horsemanship Lessons for Horse & Owner

I facilitate and encourage clear communication between owner and horse in order to create a solid partnership.

Colt Starting

Whether completely unhandled, or halter trained, but not yet saddle started, I give your horse the right start to ensure they get off on the right foot.

Problem Solving

No matter the problem, I utilize different ideas and approaches in order to fill in the missing pieces in your horse's training, creating a well rounded equine.

Refinement Training

Taking the next steps in your horses training will create the balanced and refined partner you have always wanted, setting them up for lifelong success.

Barefoot Trimming

Having mentored with accredited barefoot farrier, Philip Himanka, I have learned to utilize his skillset to create a healthy and balanced hoof.

Mustang Training

I specialize in training Mustangs of all stages. My goal is to set horse and owner up for success, creating a relationship built on knowledge and trust.


I have known Carson since he first began to ride when he participated in a summer horse camp I ran at Joder Arabian Ranch many years ago. I have watched him grow into an accomplished horseman. I was so impressed with his calm and skilled manner with the mustangs he trains, I asked him to work with my Percheron/Morgan mare, Storm. Carson has worked with Storm in the round pen, under saddle and has taught her the foundations of driving. I highly recommend Carson to work with your horse.

- Caroline Roy, Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Equi-Rhythm

About Me

Carson Sander-Ferracane


Having grown up in the equine industry, Carson and his family began The Great Escape Mustang Sanctuary & Training Center located in Deer Trail, Colorado in 2011. He is a certified Mustang Heritage Foundation TIP Trainer and lends a hand in training for GEMS, as well as his own clients. His mentor, Jessica Dabkowski from La Porte, Colorado, also specializes in training Mustangs and helping owners and their horses become unified. Apprenticing with Philip Himanka, Carson also offers his clients complete barefoot farrier services and believes that a balanced hoof is the foundation of a balance horse.

Horsemanship Service Pricing

All horses and needs are unique, if you're looking for something other than what is described below, reach out and let's create a plan.

Horsemanship Training Sessions & Lessons

for horses and owners

$ 65

  • per hour

Full Service Training & Board

30 days

$ 900

  • training 6 days/week
  • client lesson once/week

Full Service Training & Board

45 days

$ 1350

  • training 6 days/week
  • client lesson once/week

Full Service Training & Board

45 days

$ 1700

  • training 6 days/week
  • client lesson once/week

Barefoot Farrier Service Pricing

Creating a well balanced hoof creates a well balanced horse.

Barefoot Trim

standard horse

$ 60

  • per horse

Barefoot Trim

draft-cross horse

$ 70

  • per horse

Barefoot Trim

draft horse

$ 80

  • per horse

Difficult Horse

extra fee

$ 10-15

  • per horse

Horse not safe to trim

set fee

$ 40

  • per horse

Complete Thrush Treatment

add-on service

$ 15

  • per horse

Quarter Crack Glue Repair

add-on service

$ 20

  • per horse

Buff & Oil Treatment

add-on service

$ 15

  • per horse



Longmont CO