We are proud to announce our partnership with the BLM in creating an east coast Mustang education and adoption facility. We currently have 6 mustangs on-site and are thoroughly enjoying the gentling process! These amazing living legends are the best teachers we have ever come across. They are honest and loyal and are extremely versatile and athletic. We have mustangs for adoption at all times and are taking requests for future adoptions.

If you are unable to adopt a mustang please inquire about our unique private or corporate sponsor program. These sponsored mustangs will be trained for special outreach and education programs. Sponsoring a mustang allows you to help both the plight of the American Mustang and help assist your favorite outreach program.


Thanks to the hard work of Cara & Christina, Legacy Horse Training won “Best in Show” at the 2009 Orange County, Virginia Holiday Parade! The theme was Star Spangled Christmas. Foxy, Pepe, and Pixie were absolutely awesome. They even bowed their heads to the judges on cue! The best part of all, though, was that it was truly the first time Pepe had been ridden off the farm. His first trail ride was a parade! If that’s not a commercial for Jamie, I don’t know what is! Buster carried saddlebags of candy for the kids. Buster was a big hit in his first public appearance. Thanks to all who helped us out on our first big win!

Legacy Horse Training is proud to announce the arrival of two Mustangs courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management’s adoption held in Lorton, VA, as part of National Wild Horse and Burro Adoption day! Austin and Vegas both came from management areas in Nevada. Both are 3 year old mares. Up to now, they are loving life in their pen, becoming more and more comfortable with us. We are not entered in the mustang makeover, we just wanted to try our hand at training these beautiful animals.

We’d also like to welcome Buster, our new sonnen goat. Buster has already been on his first trail ride and learned a head down cue! He’s been here a month and already runs the place!

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We welcome the addition of two new staff members! Cara Potter is our new riding instructor, specializing in a balanced seat, multidisciplinary riding style. Christina Flint has been accepted into the Legacy Horse Training Working Apprentice Program for the coming year and will be studying training and horsemanship while working with the horses, clients, and students.

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Learn the Language of the Horse!

  • Dates: (Beginner) June 21-25; (Intermediate) July 12-16; (Advanced) July 26-30
  • Time: 8:30am – 12:30pm
  • Where: Here at Unali’yi Farm
  • Fee: $250 per camper
  • Description: Introduction to our “Roots to Grow, Wings to Fly” program, with emphasis on horse safety, care, training, and riding.

    The camp’s primary focus is to teach young horse lovers to communicate effectively with horses through an understanding of the needs and motivations of this special animal. Riding will be taught from a balanced seat, multi-disciplinary approach that emphasizes using the body in partnership with the rein to produce a calmer, more cooperative horse. Beginner students will be teamed up with one of our family horses at Unaliyi Farm. Intermediate and advanced students may bring their own horse with permission from camp director.

Starting Series – Learn as the horse learns!

  • Dates: Anytime, by Appointment
  • Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • Where: Here at Unali’yi Farm
  • Fee: Free to observe! See the site for lesson rates.
  • Description:Introduction to our “Roots to Grow, Wings to Fly” program

    Jamie and crew routinely start and train horses for clients using our “Roots to Grow, Wings to Fly” training program. Reserve a space to come observe training by using our contact form. If you are interested in having a horse trained, learning to train yourself, or just curious about how all this stuff works, come see how we do what we do! We welcome observers!

Gracie at 20 Months

Gracie at 20 months: (click on main photo to launch slideshow)

Gracie 5

Gracie – November 1, 2008

Gracie at 16 months: (click on main photo to launch slideshow)

Grace Annette Dodson

Gracie's Leaf Curious Gracie Gracie Stikes a Pose Look at me, I'm Gracie. Who Me? Like Father, Like Daughter ; ) Gracie and Papa Ooooh!! Gracie the Diva

Grace Annette Dodson

Quite a bit late as we’ve just recently celebrated her 1st birthday but here’s our baby girl. Born on July 6th, 2007.


We will be at the the Albemarle County Fair July 29th thru August 2nd conducting horse training demos. Happy Anniversary honey! (July 29th – 2yrs). Come out and see us!


  • Tuesday, July 29th, 7pm:  “You ride the horse you lead!”
  • Friday, August 1st, 7pm:  “Trailer Loading”
  • Saturday, August 2nd, 1pm and 7pm:  “Starting Series”

Vistit the Albemarle County Fair site for more info.