Rodney Yost is a 4th generation South Dakota rancher who has been involved with the ranching and horse customs his entire life. He's been horseback since a baby in diapers on his family's Broadaxe Ranch, started training ponies at the age of 10, and trained his first horse at the age of 13. Since then, he has become one of the top horse trainers and clinicians in South Dakota and throughout the Midwest. Rodney has instructed horsemanship clinics and demonstrations for all ages and riding levels. His unique training style, and sense of humor, has made him a sought after horsemanship clinician throughout the United States and Canada. He is the first and only 5-time champion of the Crosswinds Ranch Colt Training Challenge, and has won multiple Ranch Horse Colt Futurity competitions. He’s become known for creating a relationship with his horses to produce extremely supple, well-mannered, and responsive horses that are capable of excelling in many disciplines.
Growing up in the heart of cattle-country in South Dakota, Rodney developed a love for the land and livestock at an early age. Over the years, this partnership with the ranching lifestyle has blossomed into a progressive mindset regarding his family-owned and operated Broadaxe Ranch, along with its expansive commercial cattle herd, and American Quarter Horse breeding and training program. Rodney, along with his wife, Erin, daughters, Remington and Gentry, and fellow sibling and family operators, still lives and operates the cattle, horse, and daily ranching duties on the history-rich Broadaxe Ranch.
What started out as a necessity of the Broadaxe Ranch operation, breeding and training their own horses for ranch use, Rodney Yost Horsemanship naturally developed through many years of on-the-job learning and real life experiences of utilizing horses for everyday ranch work. For a horseman or horsewoman, of any level, to be provided an enjoyable, successful, and productive experience while horseback, Rodney believes it is clearly essential to have the necessary tools and philosophy to enable all riders the ability to develop a horse that can pull the throttle back to sit, relax, and go slowly at times, while likewise having the same ability to step on the gas pedal when needed in the heat of the action. Horses that have the training, foundation, and ability to make that distinction, among other technical abilities, easily rise to the top, and become the cream of the crop in all disciplines.
Rodney Yost Horsemanship Demonstrations and Ride-Along Clinics aim to demonstrate, teach, and enable everyone to have a variation of hypothetical tools, a common-sense training mindset, combined with the most elite training techniques. Along with Rodney's personal learning experiences over the years, Rodney Yost Horsemanship works tirelessly to give all individuals insight regarding the natural instinct, thinking process, and behavior of a horse in an effort to "help the horse to teach itself".
For more information on scheduling a Rodney Yost Horsemanship Clinic or Demonstration in your area, please contact Rodney Yost at (605)-680-0004 or Erin Yost at (605)-770-7624. Also, go to www.broadaxeranch.com to check out the Broadaxe Ranch website and history. For an inside look into the daily life and experiences of ranch life, horsemanship, and rural living, follow the numerous entertaining and educational social media pages of --- “Rodney Yost Horsemanship” --- "Broadaxe Ranch" --- "Rodney Yost" --- on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Snapchat.
Horsemanship Clinics will be held in the Summit Arena Saturdays on
1/28, 1:00 pm and 2/4 10:00 am.
RODNEY YOST HORSEMANSHIP – “Putting The Pedigree To Work”