Kalley Krickeberg was born and raised in Illinois, and lived in Florida and Colorado off and on for 10 years. For the last 7 years, she has resided in California. Kalley has an incredibly diverse equestrian cultural background. She grew up on a large farm in northern Illinois that specialized in row crops, hay, stocker cattle, sheep and Polo horses, specifically retraining the Off-Track Thoroughbred. With 12 years of training the green Polo horse under her belt, in 2002 Kalley entered into the rising discipline of “Natural Horsemanship” After devoting the next 10 years of training, education, and performance to that field, Kalley branched into another area of the industry: Equine Product Development. Along with other designer pieces, Kalley invented the patented Horseman’s Halter now available through Weaver Leather. Kalley is a published author writing quarterly training articles for Chrome Magazine, the official publication for the American Paint Horse Association. She is currently working with Reinsman Bits designing a new line of horsemanship bits.
Throughout the last decade, Kalley has traveled the country presenting at horse expos, giving horsemanship clinics, and maintaining a small horse training business that specializes in colt starting, problem horses, foundational training, and Liberty training. Kalley has studied with some of the best trainers of all time in a variety of disciplines including dressage, reining, cutting and cowhorse. Her roots are firmly planted in training for the practical and job-related duties of the common ranch horse but also in developing the most intricate partnership with the horse, while including elements of polo, dressage, reining, cowhorse, and liberty. It sounds like a lot and it is. There are very few horsemen who have taken a horsemanship journey to the breadth Kalley has.