Get the Horse You've Always Wanted and Achieve Your Dreams Together
An amazing life with your horse doesn't happen by luck or magic. It happens by investing in the right program. Dream Horse Academy helps you build a complete partnership with your horse — giving you both the skills and confidence to connect, learn, and enjoy the ride.
📍Located at beautiful Noble Farm in northeast Ohio
Our Program Gets RESULTS
"I was looking for someone to start my young horse. I went with Jake because he has a great program and successfully trained many many horses before mine. Definitely would recommend! I really appreciate the quality of care my horse received while there. Jake has given me regular updates along with lessons which has been a huge confidence booster for me. He is very good at what he does and is able to articulate and show me exactly how to ride certain maneuvers, even if it takes me a few tries to get it right. My horse is confident and calm, and I know how to maintain and further his training when he comes home."
"I have gained more confidence than I can accurately put into words by working with Jake. The step by step instruction helps a novice rider acquire feel and timing. The largest benefit of this process is my horse's calm softness with the process. She offers so much try and willingness without being worried and bracey. I highly recommend Lundahl Performance Horses to anyone who is looking to be a more effective leader for and partner to their horse!"
"Just spent a few days learning from Jake and having him start my colt. This was my first introduction to Lundahl Performance, and I cannot say enough good things! Would not hesitate to use Jake again to train a horse, and in fact, can't wait to go back!! Jake is an exceptional horseman. His skill, feel, and timing (and his ability to read my horse) were excellent. But he is also a really good teacher. I have some physical challenges, and he was able to adapt the exercises to make them manageable for me, and break them down in a way that I could figure them out. Jake was also fun. Being with more horses is the thing I love most of all, and it shouldn't be made to feel like a chore. We worked hard in our sessions, but we had fun too."
"Your horse is amazing... are you a trainer?"
You get compliments like this whenever you ride in public. The trail... the fairgrounds... the back gate at the horse show... you're as comfortable there as you are at home. You always feel like you belong.
Your horse is confident, dialed-in, and focused on you. You're the one he looks to for guidance. He responds to your slightest cues without hesitation. When you say "move left", he moves left. When you say, "move right", he moves right. When you ask for a change of speed he comes back to you with a willing, buttery-soft feel. When you say "whoa" he melts into the ground and glides to a balanced, controlled stop.
The connection and trust you enjoy with your horse is obvious to everyone. Judges see it. They score you higher. Other riders see it. They compliment you and ask for training advice. Professional trainers, too, love seeing a non-pro who knows what they're doing and whose horse is legit. They smile and high-five you whenever you ride by.
Moments like these are a taste of what riding your Dream Horse feels like...
And making your dream a reality is easier than you might think.
How do we know?
Because we've guided hundreds of people just like you through that exact transformation — from confusion, anxiety and mediocrity — to enjoying a seamless partnership built on mutual trust and respect. Opening new doors with their horses, and unlocking dreams they didn't know they had before.
If that's what you want for you and your horse, allow us to introduce ourselves...
We are Jake and Amy Lundahl.
We are professional horsemen.
And the thing we love most is helping people achieve things they never thought possible with their horses.
More confidence in the saddle? Being connected to a soft, responsive, willing horse that makes riding feel like flying?
These are not "unobtainable" goals for only the top 1%...
They can be the starting point — the foundation for a new lifelong partnership you and your horse deserve.
That's what this program is all about.
When you say "YES" to the Dream Horse Academy, you get the future you want.
If you're like most horse owners we work with, you want these four outcomes:
❤️ Safety — You want to get your horse out of the stall, groom him, love on him, and saddle him up with zero stress or drama.
❤️ Connection — You want to have a great ride where everything just "clicks" — you know exactly what to do, and the right way to ask for it.
❤️ Confidence — You want to do the same thing again... and again... and again, every day you can spend with your horse.
❤️ Fulfillment — You want to enjoy the confidence, freedom and flexibility this new and better partnership offers... for the rest of your life.
So, how and when does this become your reality?
It starts on your horse's Graduation Day.
You arrive at Noble Farm bright-eyed 'n' bushy-tailed, wearing your most comfortable jeans and favorite pair of boots.
You walk in the barn and see your horse for the first time since his training began 6 weeks ago.
He's resting comfortably in his stall — clean, shiny, even a bit more muscular than when you last saw him. He looks like a million dollars. You walk in the stall to greet him, and he nickers softly in recognition. You give him a kiss and pet him as he quietly munches from a hay net.
Now it's time to see what your "new" horse knows. We halter him up, lead him out to the arena, and briefly demonstrate the most important groundwork skills your horse has learned.
Then we turn the horse over to you, and guide you through performing these same exercises yourself.
After the groundwork session, it's time to saddle up and ride...
You feel a mix of excitement and nerves as you prepare to mount your horse.
You've been looking forward to this moment for months, but you're also not quite sure what to expect. This is the first time you've ridden your horse since his training began, and you're eager to see what he's learned.
Once in the saddle and ready, you take a deep breath and give your horse a gentle squeeze with your heels. He responds immediately, moving forward on a loose rein at a smooth and steady pace.
You can tell he's way more responsive and attentive than before.
He's softer, more relaxed, and he understands and follows your cues much easier.
You have a new level of connection with him.
The butterflies in your stomach disappear...
You feel more at ease with each passing minute.
You continue to put the horse through his paces — walking, trotting and cantering on a loose rein, guiding him through a series of turns and transitions, even trying out a few obstacles to test his responsiveness and agility.
He performs each exercise well, staying smooth and relaxed.
As you ride, we're right there with you — providing guidance and encouragement, helping you work on your own skills as well as your horse's.
We offer tips and advice on how to stay balanced, improve your feel and timing, and communicate more effectively with your horse.
After a few hours of riding in the arena and out on the trails, you're both feeling tired but satisfied. You dismount and give your horse a well-deserved rub on the neck, grateful for all the progress he's made.
You know that you still have things to learn and work on, but you're excited to continue your journey together.
With the Dream Horse Academy you get more than just "training"...
You get a lifetime support system too.
As the lesson comes to a close, your horse is untacked, groomed and cooled off, and goes back to his stall to eat and rest.
Then we head to the lounge area of the barn where we sit down with you and go over our "Success Kit". This includes a detailed summary of everything your horse has learned during his training, and a personalized game plan for maintaining his skills and fitness at home.
There’s also information on how to access our online training platform, which includes horsemanship videos, articles, and training resources, as well as a virtual coaching feature where you can ask questions and submit riding videos for feedback.
All this information and support ensures that:
1. Your horse doesn't regress because you know how to maintain his training.
2. You don't forget what you learned during the lesson.
3. You have the resources and tools you need to keep getting better.
4. You have an instant, direct line to us if you ever have questions or get stuck.
Finally, to cap off a great day of horsemanship, we all head to a famous local BBQ place to celebrate.
After an evening of delicious food and great conversation, you head back to your room and sink into the soft bed, exhausted but content.
And the best part?
That was just DAY ONE...
Day One of an amazing new partnership you'll enjoy for many years to come.
Tomorrow you'll be back in the saddle again, and you're excited to get started on your next adventure together.
You fall asleep with a smile on your face, knowing that you and your horse are on the road to success.
Is this the future you want? Dream Horse Academy unlocks it for you...
When your horse becomes a more respectful, educated, and motivated partner it will open new doors and pathways for both of you on your horsemanship journey.
To get started, just fill out the application at the bottom of this page.
Or if you'd like to speak with us directly, click here to book a free consultation call. This call is your opportunity to dig into the training format, share details about your horse and what you're looking to accomplish, and discover if our program is a good fit.
From there, if we determine you and your horse are a good fit for our program, we'll discuss next steps and how to confirm your horse's spot.
After that, we'll create an account for you on our platform where documents, communication and your horse's training update videos will be shared. You'll use it to stay in the loop, follow your horse's progress, and get an in-depth look at our training program as you prepare for your horse's graduation day.
And when graduation day arrives, you'll enjoy the ultimate horsemanship experience as we guide you every step of the way.
To sum up, here's what you can expect...
❤️ Total Transformation — We work with you to design a customized training program that fits your horse’s needs as well as your own. Any horse, no matter where they are in development right now, will graduate this program riding at a far higher level than when they started.
❤️ Lifelong Partnership — We teach you our entire approach to horsemanship. We go the extra mile to lock in your horse’s progress and ensure both of you are set up for success. We don’t just train your horse, we help you build a partnership that lasts a lifetime.
❤️ World Class Care — We treat every horse in training as if they’re one of our own. That means for as hard as your horse works, he gets pampered just as much. During his stay your horse receives world class care and nutrition at our beautiful professional facility. Not only will he ride like a Ferrari with fur, he’ll look and feel like a million bucks too.
❤️ Horsemanship Zen — For all the fun and adventure you’ll have while getting in tune with your “new” horse at graduation, there’ll also be ample time to relax and take in the experience. During your lessons, enjoy great food and exclusive use of our private guest suite right at our facility, just a few feet away from your horse’s stall.
However — this program is NOT for everyone...
There are certain (reasonable, but important) criteria that need to be met, to ensure you and your horse get the most out of this experience. They are:
1. Your horse is 12 years of age or younger.
There are some exceptions to this, but we typically don't allow horses older than 12 for health and safety reasons.
2. Your horse is in good physical condition.
Your horse has good weight, with no history of chronic lameness or health issues.
3. You're open to learning and following directions.
By enrolling in the Dream Horse Academy you will become intimately familiar with our training program and approach to horsemanship. If you're teachable and willing to try new things with your horse, even if they seem counter-intuitive at first, it's going to be a perfect fit.
4. You're committed to your horse's long term success.
The initial training your horse receives is 6 weeks in length. However, the real game-changer is the entire year of lessons, mentorship and 1-on-1 coaching you get from us once training is complete — starting on your horse's graduation day. We do this because we're 100% committed to your long-term success. We expect every horse owner we work with to be just as committed.
Are you ready to become a better horseman and make your dream a reality?
Are you ready to be blown away by the level of softness, confidence and control your horse will acquire?
We'd love to work with you.
If you're ready to get incredible results for you and your horse, we will happily set aside time to discuss this program with you.
In fact, we've set up this little calendar that allows you to pick the date and time for a brief chat with us — it's super simple and easy.
There's no cost or obligation, and you can click the button to get started:
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