JP Dyal was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Growing up, he spent more time on the ocean than on land. He ran fishing charters and worked at a bait shop. He began running cross country at age 9. After high school, he was awarded a full track scholarship for the Auburn University Tigers. JP earned a BSBA degree in finance.
JP moved to Texas in 2001, where he was a successful senior executive in the mortgage and finance industry. After the market collapse in 2007, he left the corporate world. JP lost everything; his wife, his house and his job. He packed his truck and his dog Gus and started a new chapter in life, that would become his passion. It was then that his life would change forever. He adopted a wild mustang named Ego, the first of many mustangs he has owned and trained. Training Ego taught JP much about horses, but ultimately showed him even more about himself and the new life path he wanted to pursue.
As JP’s love for training horses grew, he went on to work and train for some of the top trainers in the country, learning many different styles of horsemanship. He realized that he has a special gift that allows him to get into the mind of the horse. He has now developed his own method of horsemanship, focusing on a Trust, Respect and Leadership approach. Bringing people and their horses together is what JP specializes in.
JP often has horses brought to him by owners who were told “This horse will never be rideable” or “You should just sell this horse and give up.” JP’s gift with horses and people have helped save numerous horses and brings his clients and their horses hope for a successful future. JP trains in Clements, CA and holds weekly “mini” one day horsemanship clinics and hosts monthly trail rides.
In addition to having his own private training business, JP is the Ranch Manager for The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department Wild Horse Program at R3C (Rio Consumes Correctional Center). Under his instruction he teaches JP Dyal Horsemanship© to a crew of offenders, most of whom have never ridden or touched a horse before. The offenders then use JP’s horsemanship methods to train the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wild mustangs so they can be adopted out to the general public and law enforcement agencies across the country. JP is devoted to the program, the offenders and the mustangs that come through the program. Starting these wild horses with a foundation of Trust, Respect and Leadership ensures that the adoptees and horse partner together as a team and create a bond that will last a lifetime. JP has a special place in his heart for helping the mustangs and the offenders in his program.
JP has competed in multiple Extreme Mustang Makeovers and was also invited to compete in the prestigious Mustang Magic. In October of 2019, JP competed in the American Mustang Training Challenge at the Norco Horse Affair with his mustang, Cody. JP and Cody were the “Double Down” Champions. This award was given to JP and Cody for the most points earned overall at the AMTC and the most points earned at the ACMA competition in June 2019. JP holds several titles in cowboy mounted shooting including the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association (CMSA) Arizona State Championship and the Mounted Shooting Association (MSA) World Championship Rookie Division, in 2014. In 2020, JP won the (CMSA) California State and Regional Champion Men’s 2 Division.
No matter the breed of horse, discipline, experience or circumstance, JP is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of horses and their owners.