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Rudy Lara

RUDY LARA of Taos, NM

Rudy Lara is a horse trainer born and raised in New Mexico. He has been involved with horses his entire life. In 2010 he obtained 12 endorsements from Dennis Reis making him eligible to become an instructor. He currently lives and trains horses full time in Taos, NM.

Some of Rudy’s recent accomplishments are placing top 3 and earning people’s choice award in the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Santa Fe’s Horse Shelter Trainer Challenge. In 2016 Rudy Lara was invited to São Paulo Brazil for the 2016 Global Equus Expo as a guest clinician. Also that year he was a finalist at the annual Buck Brannaman Vaquero Roping Event. The following year in 2017 has was hand picked by Buck Brannaman for the annual Houlihan Colt Starting clinic, hosted at Buck Brannaman’s ranch in Wyoming, two years in a row.

Rudy specializes in colt starting, doma vaquera, ranch roping, and working with problem horses. He strongly believes in natural horsemanship and giving his colts a strong foundation without intimidation. Horses are an important part of Rudy’s life and it’s his mission to help riders and their horses become better partners throughout their Equine journey.

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