When Michael and Lisa met for the first time after traveling in the same circles for years, joining forces was inevitable. They were married in December during the 2014 NFR after helping give live demonstrations of Ranch Sorting at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Lisa shares her daughter Taylor, with Michael.
Between the two of them they have traveled all over the United States, Canada, Germany and Austria doing what they both love. Together as a team with the passion and knowledge that they both have for the equine athlete they are sure to take you to the next level.
Horsemanship is the key in our business. Michael and Lisa take great pride in always putting the horse first. Every horse is different. What works for one horse might not work for another. Every horse is treated as an individual giving them every opportunity to excel at the discipline that best fits them, to show their potential and giving them confidence to try, by showing them and letting them.
They are committed to feeding a quality custom grain and top quality hay. The horses are happy, healthy and fit with a shiny hair coat. They use Aspen Gold Premium Wood pellet bedding, providing superior quality, comfort, absorbency and low dust so the horse is comfortable at all times. All training horses are allowed daily turn out for play time to be a horse. It's ALWAYS ALL ABOUT THE HORSE!
Our Mission at Hansen Performance Horses is to
not only enhance the performance of the horse, but
to advance the abilities of the rider
Lisa grew up on the back of a horse. She started showing at a very young age competing and winning at AQHA shows, rodeos, and open shows in barrel racing, pole bending and everything in between before moving on to the the Western All Around horse. During this time she had the opportunity to lead, show and ride some of the best Reining, Western Pleasure and Halter horses in the country including World Champions, Congress Champions and NRHA greats such as Smart Like Juice, NRHA's 3 Million Dollar Sire. She has helped coach non pro's, amateurs and youths to many All-Around and World titles. Lisa has wins in AQHA, NRHA, NRCHA and RSNC, including winning the Open All-Levels at the 2015 All American Quarter Horse Congress. Lisa is certified in Equine Sports Massage Therapy, Equine Rehabilitation Therapy, and in Equine Thermal Imaging and is involved in promoting Young Living Essential Oils for personal use and for Equine Raindrop Therapy.
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Michael grew up with horses and was riding, training and showing anything he could get his hands on starting at an early age. His talent and ability to understand and teach a horse was natural for him. It didn't take him long to decide to turn his passion for training and showing horses into his career. He had the privilege of training under some of the top trainers in the country for seven years before going out on his own. Michael was specializing in training and showing futurity and aged event cutting and reining cow horses when he realized the need for top quality cow bred horses in the Penning and Sorting world. He was one of the first to introduce these top quality bred and trained cutting horses to the sport of Team Penning and Ranch Sorting. Rated a #9 in RSNC~Ranch Sorting National Championships, being considered "One of the Elites" he is a leader in the fastest growing family equine sport in America. Michael is an experienced clinician, putting on clinics all over the country and his students gain unparalleled instruction by attending one of his clinics. They leave with sharpened skills of both horse and rider, better knowledge and understanding of their sport and are given tools to be successful in competition. Students who have had the opportunity to train under Michael have gone on to win not only major events but multiple world titles including high school rodeo. He is no stranger to the winner's circle being accredited with an AQHA Open World Championship title and many AQHA Top 10 finishes and multiple major wins in NCHA, NRCHA, AQHA, RSNC, USTPA, TPA, NTPC, and GLOBAL. He has numerous RSNC National Championships and major wins and championship titles, buckles, saddles, jackets, etc. Michael's resume proves he's a quality horseman with the experience, knowledge, and ability to take you and your horse to the next level. His motto is horsemanship, horsemanship, horsemanship. It's all about the horse.
Ml Hansen Performance Horses Cutting, Reined Cow Horse and Ranch Sorting