HORSE TRAINING AND RIDER COACHING
Ken specializes in helping "problem horses" and their owners
who care. He also takes the important lessons these horses
teach him and applies them to starting colts so they won't
become problem horses.

Coaching is part of the training so riders have a better
understanding of what their equine partners have learned.

Coaching can also be provided to boarders or on a haul in basis.
One on one or small groups.

Ken's style is different from most - he helps people understand
the anatomy and basic psychology of their horses so they can
learn why their horses do what they do.

We do not have a 'normal' lesson program as there are many
such facilities in the Edmonton area. Our focus is helping people
who want to know more than just how to go around an arena. We
do have a few horses that can be used to help riders begin their
equine experience or experience some coaching when hauling
is temporarily a difficulty.

All breeds, discipines and ages of horses accepted, but be
prepared to have your current way of thinking about controlling
your horse questioned and challenged.  It doesn't mean what you
already know is wrong, just that perhaps you have never really
had to think about it before.
Outdoor board only.  Indoor riding arena.  2 outdoor riding arenas.  
Access to over 200 acres of undeveloped land for trail riding. Short
term board available for vacations.
Haul in occasional arena use is also available by appointment only.
Paints, pintos, quarter horses, part-arabs, warmbloods and grades are all
available. Other breeds on occasion.  From weanlings to experienced.  
We have an unusually generous trial arrangement, to ensure our horses are
well matched.
Horsemanship by Design - September 10 & 11,
2016

Horsemanship by Design - Back by popular
demand - April 29 & 30, 2017


Trail Under Saddle and In Hand at Rafter Diamond
K - First Sunday in May 2016

Holey Horsemanship Clinic at Rafter Diamond K -
October 4 & 5, 2014

2014-08- RDK Sass E Impression earns her OCAP
Certificate of Merit in Halter

Horsemanship clinic at Rafter Diamond K - July 12
& 13, 2014

2014-04 Painted Coos moves to Rafter Diamond K

2013-04-13 through 2013-04-14
Groundwork to riding clinic.  What you can do with
your horse when you are not riding.  Then, how
that work on the ground can improve your ride.

2013-03
RDK Class E Lady is sold and moves to Edson,
Alberta

2012-10
RDK SmoothSailin Jack heads to San Diego with
Cavailia.

2012-09  
RDK SmoothSailin Jack makes his debut on the
Cavalia stage.

2012-08
RDK SmoothSailin Jack is sold to Cavalia.

2012-08-03 through 2012-08-07
Dr. Deb Bennett - Anatomy and Horsemanship at
RDK

2012-06-16  
In-hand horsemanship clinic at RDK

2011-10
RDK Allredebehindbars is High Point Canadian
Pinto for 2011 and High Point Canadian Pinto at
Open shows for 2011.  She also tied for High Point
English Performance horse.


2011-09
Fancys Lil Gem and Tamara Turgeon receive their
APHA PAC Certificate of Recognition in
Showmanship

2011-07
Fancys Lil Gem and Tamara Turgeon receive their
APHA PAC Certificate of Recognition in Equitation

2011-06-19
RDK Allredebehindbars is High Point Canadian
Pinto and High Point Open Show horse at the
Canadian Pinto show in Olds, Alberta on June 18,
2011

2011-06
RDK Allredebehindbars has been to three open
shows so far this year and earned three high
point awards.
RDK Sacred Indianna receives her APHA PAC
Certificate of Recognition in Halter.
Fancys Lil Gem receives her Certificate of
Recognition in Games.
RDK Painted Cash sells to a wonderful family who
will be moving him to Red Deer later this year.

2011-05
Trailblazer sells to a young man who has been
riding him for several months.  They will make a
good team.

2011-04
RDK Katonie goes to his new home.

Wonderful clinic with Dave Elliott and the
opportunity to meet great people with open
minds, ready to experiment for the good of their
horses.

2011-02
RDK Allredebehindbars earns THREE top ten
awards for 2010 in the APHA PAC program.  Sixth
in the world in Trail, eighth in the world in
Equitation, eighth in the world in Western
Pleasure.

2011-01
RDK Allredebehindbars receives her OCAP
Certificate of Merit in Reining

2011-01
Aledo K Heritage goes to her new home

2010-12
Dave Elliott is confirmed for an April 2011
Horsemanship Clinic.  

2010-11
RDK Kimmie Dee Bar and Panda Jay Cee Bars go
to their new home

2010-10
RDK Allredebehindbars is Overall High Point
Canadian Pinto Horse at Open shows for 2010

2010-09
Two more shows for RDK Allredebehindbars, two
more high-point performances.

2010-08
Canadian Pinto Nationals
RDK Major Minx - Grand Champion Halter Mare
RDK Allredebehindbars - Grand Champion English
Pleasure Horse, Open High Point Horse under
both judges, High Point Canadian Pinto Junior
Horse
Diaro goes to his new home.

Still Meadows Ranch show - RDK
Allredebehindbars is high-point for the show and
high point for the year.

RDK Allredebehindbars receives her PAC
Certificate of Achievement in English Pleasure
and her Certificate of Recognition in Trail.

2010-07
We did not attend any shows at all this month!!  
Went trail riding and fixing fence in the rain.

2010-06
Two more high-point performances by RDK
Allredebehindbars (Bea) at the second Cooking
Lake Saddle Club show and the second Still
Meadows Ranch open show.
RDK Allredebehindbars receives her APHA PAC
Certificates of Achievement in Western Pleasure
and Equitation

2010-05
Another high-point performance by
RDK
Allredebehindbars (Bea) at the Still Meadows
Ranch open show and reserve high-point
Canadian Pinto in Olds

A great trip to Horse Creek Ranch in Fort
Assiniboine with ATRA and the Cooking Lake
Saddle club, complete with snow, rain and sun all
in the same weekend.

More foals:
A
solid bay colt by RDK Chex N Dun and a lovely
bay warmblood filly by Portland L

2010-04
First show of the season - Cooking Lake Saddle
Club members only show -
RDK
Allredebehindbars (Bea) is High-Point for the Jack
Benny rider group.

Dave Elliott clinic well attended and lots learned

Rafter Showmanship and trail cllinic was busy
and fun for Cooking Lake Saddle Club members

New foals arriving:
A loud sorrel overo filly by
Whata Lethal Weapon
and a loud bay overo filly by
Red E Impression

2010-01-27
Pinto Horse Association of America OCAP
awards earned in 2009:
RDK Major Minx (Annabelle) - Certificate of Ability
in Halter
RDK Sacred Indianna (Indy) - Certificate of Merit in
Halter
RDK Allredebehindbars (Bea) - Certificates of
Merit in Halter, Trail, English Pleasure, Sixth
Overall Open High Point
Fancys Lil Gem - 1st Overall High Point Reining

2009-12-07
Cooking Lake Saddle Club 2009 Annual Awards
RDK Allredebehindbars (Bea) is
High Point Jack Benny Performance

RDK Kiara Rain is
High Point Junior Performance
High Point Senior Gymkhana

2009-11-01
Dave Elliott Horse Anatomy and Bitting clinic
confirmed for second weekend in April 2010.
That's April 9 - 11, 2010!!

2009-10-31
Canadian Pinto Horse Association
2009 Annual Awards
RDK Allredebehindbars (Bea) is:
High Point Halter Mare
High Point Open Show Horse

RDK Allredebehindbars (Bea) receives Canadian
Pinto Certificates of Ability in Halter and Western
Pleasure
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SERVICES & NEWS
Several times through the year we host a variety of clinics:- horse
anatomy, techniques in bitting, reining, english horsemanship, western
horsemanship, trail tactics, trailer loading, osteopathy, groundwork and
others as suggested by need.  

Ken will also come to your facility for a clinic or to judge your event.
TRAILER LOADING ASSISTANCE AND/OR HORSE HAULING
Ken will come to your facility to help your horse learn to load into and out of
your trailer and help you understand the safest way to make that happen
without a fight.  

Hauling services can be provided.  Ken does a fair amount of hauling for the
local veterinary clinics and other local hauls for individuals or groups.  
PRE-PURCHASE ASSISTANCE
Ken will help you evaluate what type of horse you should be looking for and
can come with you to have a look at your prospects.
2 outstanding stallions to choose from, all with foals on the ground to have a
look at.

Do you have a stallion you would like someone else to manage for you?  
Ken has an excellent touch with stallions, and conception rate is very high.  
All outside horses are given the same care as if they belonged to us
personally.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Would you like to spend some time just handling horses?  
We can always use help with
  • picture taking or videoing
  • grooming
  • handling foals
  • preparing for shows (bathing, clipping, etc.)  
  • and even coming to help show at halter or halter showmanship

Get your horse fix without the expense or responsibility of owning a horse.
PRODUCTS, BOOKS, DVD's for sale
  • leather belts, show blanket accents
  • grooming tools and products
  • slinkies, blankets, hoods, neck sweats
  • Books, DVD's
  • dewormers
Rafter Diamond K Livestock
Ken and Kerri-Lee Schmuland
50542 Range Road 225
Leduc County AB T0B 3M1

Web presence:
www.rafterdiamondk.com
horses@rafterdiamondk.com
Facebook group - Rafter Diamond K Livestock

Telephone contact:
Home: 780-449-0749
Fax: 780-449-0761

Ken cell: 780-915-3026
Kerri-Lee cell: 780-915-3027
Tamara cell: 780-221-3028

We are in Leduc County, Alberta, Canada
20 minutes southeast of Edmonton, Alberta
15 minutes south of Sherwood Park, Alberta
12 minutes east of Beaumont, Alberta
30 minutes northeast of Leduc, Alberta
5 minutes west of Northern Bear Golf Course

We are two miles east of Highway 21 between
Township road 510 to the north and
Secondary 625 to the south.