“I am in love with horses and dogs and fascinated by animal behavior.  I’m so thankful to have a job where I can be inspired by animals and their people each day, and spend my time learning about the animals I love so much.  

My journey with horses has allowed me to be influenced by a huge variety of people in the industry, from those wearing jodhpur boots to cowboy boots, and a bit of everything in between. I feel lucky to have experienced such a variety of approaches, as it helps me to empathize with each animal and each person’s process as we grow together.

I’m a curious person by nature, and spend my time soaking up as much knowledge as I can from all directions. I believe that this leads to ideas you might never have seen coming, and my animal behavior work is infused with thoughts from even the most unlikely sources. I love having the horses as my outlet for such creativity and reflection.

My favorite way to start a morning is with a fresh bagel and orange juice, and a good burrito is really the way to my heart.  I enjoy traveling with my thoughtful husband, Tye, who kindly tolerates my debilitating animal obsession and supports me endlessly.  I am always surrounded by a cloud of cattle dogs, who keep me challenged and entertained at all times!”

          --Alex Mufson

Read about Alex’s training program here.


Alex's horses work in a variety of disciplines but all share a common foundation of softness, both physically and mentally.  Achieving this willingness involves building the horse’s confidence in both themselves and the person. In cultivating this partnership Alex emphasizes directing a horse’s thought rather than only their body. The horse is asked to take an interest in the situation and in her, working towards a relationship based on engagement instead of obedience.

Horses are worked with in hand, at liberty and under saddle both in and out of an arena as a part of the training process, but the priority is always that the horse is mentally engaged with her, and that they are both physically and emotionally prepared for whatever is being asked of them. Equine bodywork, saddle fit, and health, dental and hoof care may be a necessary part of the training process to allow the horse to reach his or her full potential.

Alex does not aim for a finished product or a fix, but instead to help the horse and owner reach place where they both have the skills and foundation for the owner to continue building their skills themselves. A positive relationship is a lifelong process, and so the training never ends.

With this philosophy, Alex welcomes all breeds, disciplines and experience levels.

Please contact Alex for more information about working together.

*Please note, Alex has accepted a position building an Animal Centered Therapy at a therapeutic boarding school for high school girls in Eureka, MT.  Alex will not be accepting training horses while this program is in its infancy, but still available for instruction and clinics.*

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Horsemanship lessons with Alex focus on building the relationship between the horse and the human. Alex works to help the person understand the experience from the horse's perspective, so they can better support the horse to be successful. Being able to read the horse is important to being able to direct their thoughts, and ultimately building the engagement that quality performance and thoughtful partnership requires.

Alex also instructs on technical skills, such as position, a proper seat, body and energy control, and correct use of the aids, both under saddle and from the ground. These technical skills are essential to communicating with the horse, and are fundamental to horsemanship, regardless of discipline. 

Private lessons are offered at each facility Alex teaches from, and she is available to travel to your facility for clinics.  All owners with horses in training are asked to participate in regular lessons to develop their skills as their horses progress.

Read what Alex’s students have to say here.

Dogs: A Lifestyle Approach


In addition to her equine work, Alex has a lifetime of canine knowledge to offer.  Years of work rehabilitating rescued dogs offer her a wide range of experiences, from some of the most challenging dogs.  While working with dogs has been a passion project for years, with most of the focus going to volunteering her time and energy to dogs in need, the demand for "dogmanship" work has grown in her horsemanship clinics, to the point where many times people just walk into the round pen with their dog instead of their horse, hoping to redirect the lesson!  Thus, it is time to make it official!

Alex's goals when working with dogs are the same as when working with a horse (or a human).  She hopes to build a relationship and help the dog to feel emotionally and physically balanced and good about life.  Alex's approach with dogs will be very familiar to her horsemanship clients, though some of the work is different with the understanding that a dog has different motivations as a predatory animal than a horse does as a prey animal.  Just as with her horsemanship, Alex does not use one particular method of dog training, but looks more at the big picture of the dog's lived experience, and that of their human companion, and adjusts her approach as needed.  Alex involves exercise, lifestyle and diet discussions to her canine work, as well as utilizing her extensive behavioral knowledge of how a dog thinks and operates within a pack to produce clear forms of communication to convey expectations to the dogs and their human companions.

Alex is able to take dogs in for training to "Camp Alex" on a limited basis, offer evaluations in the home in the Flathead and Lincoln County areas, and offer private lessons, off-leash training programs and temperament testing and vacation boarding.  Puppy classes for the Eureka, MT area are in the works, so please check back regularly.  As with horses, Alex specializes more in behavioral health issues, such as foundation work, aggression, anxiety and partnership issues rather than a specific sport.  Her goal is to help you and your dog live as companions in a way that allows you to do as much as possible together!  If you already know Alex, you know that she always has her dogs with her, no matter what the setting.  So building a lifestyle approach to dog training is very important to her work, hoping to produce confident, engaged dogs that are ready to take on the world with you!  Alex always welcomes the addition of some canine work to her horsemanship clinics, so do not hesitate to ask!  


Upcoming class! Dog Lifestyle Course

Saturday mornings beginning February 11 in Eureka, MT.  Puppies under 8 months and small dogs at 9am.  Adults over 9 months at 10:15am.  Socialization and lifestyle focus.  $75 for 6 weeks. Contact Alex to sign up.



Big Changes...

Due to popular demand, Alex is in the midst of shifting from a full time facility to focusing on her horsemanship intensives throughout North America.

Alex will be based in Eureka, MT, but able to travel for horsemanship intensives.

Equine and canine work is also available in the Flathead and Lincoln County, MT areas on a regular basis.



Please explore the website for more about what Alex offers and contact Alex for more information about working together.

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Phone: 406 579 4791

Mailing address

1509 Therriault Creek Rd

Eureka, MT 59917

New facility coming soon...