Lexington, KY

John and Kathy’s passion for helping horses and teaching people laid the groundwork for the creation of Raising The Baar Horsemanship Center. Their vision was to create a facility and atmosphere that is as safe for the learner as it is functional for horse development.


John Baar

John Baar

John Baar is a lifelong student of the horse, developing his craft of Colt Starting and Teaching using Natural Horsemanship. John is dedicated to growth as a horseman and has ridden with Master horsemen including Martin Black, Ray Hunt and Pat Parelli. He has an appreciation for all disciplines of HMS and is particularly passionate about cow working. John is a Horse Development Specialist and a Natural Horsemanship Instructor.

Great Courses

Through the course format and John’s leadership not only have I become better for my horse but I have become a better husband to my wife and a better father for my children. This was more then I ever expected!

Tom S

What a Change

Equestrians highly value quality training for their horses. To find an exceptional trainer is very hard. John Baar is one of those exceptional trainers.

Grace Murdoch – Cincinnati, Ohio

What They're Saying

My experience at Raising the Baar Farm with John and Kathy Baar was a revelation!

Carol and Unser