Testimonials


Johanna & Jensen

Then there’s this from Johanna and Jensen her PRE Andalusian stallion, (and the first stallion she’s ever ‘trained’).  We’ve had couple of interesting occurrences since starting pre conditioning… First was a few weeks ago, and it’s a bit of a confession. Jensen’s physio/body worker was due to come for a follow up visit, and she […]

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Tiaro – Queensland Australia

It was about a week ago now I was feeding up my guys, Boorie was in his classroom area and Nirji was in his section with his hard feed. Now Boorie being an ex racehorse does get lots more to eat compared to my other three who are all ‘well doers’, and Nirji that particular […]

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Suzanne Z – Massachusetts

Friendship Training offers the horse and human an opportunity to interact in ways that create a meaningful working relationship that simply can’t be attained using traditional training methods. The very word “friendship” implies fundamental understandings and connections that are made between the horse and human. One of the most exciting aspects I have discovered in […]

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Lee – Virginia

Good morning, Chuck, Hope things are going well for you and your horses today. Everything is going well with FTX here. I am very pleased with everyone’s progress- including mine. Ginger is standing and really doing well. She is a very smart horse, quick to learn and respond. and she is so willing to please- […]

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Rebecca – Washington

Riley was such a kisser this AM, he was all slobbery from just getting a drink too, ewwww yuk, however I do love it! He gets such a gleam in his eye when I’m sputtering about such a sloppy kiss, like he’s just played the bestest joke in the world. He ate his grain and […]

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Gwen – Massachusetts

Good Morning! I am new to this list having been introduced by Chuck to it. I notice a few “familiar” faces/names! Hey Anya! How are you? Haven’t “talked” w/you in such a long time! 🙂 I first heard of FT about 2 years ago when troll contacted me re: a “natural horseman’ association” I was […]

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Holly – Michigan

My love for horses began at the age of two. At the time I lived in the city and never had the opportunity to be around horses. As soon as I could talk I asked for a horse. When I found a spring pony on Christmas morning, I told my parents that wasn’t what I […]

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Deb James

A warm fuzzy and thanks to Chuck Mintzlaff, and so many courageous people that are paving the way for ordinary people like me….. Thanks for the Horse Magic !! I wish I could tell you that I knew where this was going, that I was completely prepared and educated about horses before I brought them […]

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Angela R – Connecticut

What is so great about FT? Please let me try to explain in my own words. Foundation Training is a way to communicate with your horse on both his level and on yours simultaneously. It is a way to bridge the gap that so many people have with horses, without using any abusive or restricting […]

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Pamela – Massachusetts

CB, you said something this morning on the phone that has me thinking. I told you that I had such a good ride and was feeling so confident that I was planning on riding her early this afternoon with no need for “liquid courage.” You responded by saying something to the effect of “Well it […]

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GJ @ Delta Society

When our horses were tested recently by a certified professional evaluator from Delta Society, the following unsolicited commentary was added to our evaluation documents. I had never met the evaluator before and only discussed the appointment date and directions as to how to get to our address on the phone. This morning I did an […]

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Robin – Colorado

Wow, what a coincidence! I have been looking for information about starting to do CTR and when I found this list, I saw a name I know. First, a brief bio. I have been a horse owner for 30 years, and been training my horses for 30 years. My horses taught me what I know, […]

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Melissa & Sam Tennessee

I think wealth & success is what most trainers seek, putting more on horses than they should for the sake of it. Chuck does not, he puts his horses first as you said, & his determination to keep them pure, thoughtful horses, is both proof of that & a true inspiration. God bless YOU Chuck […]

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Terrie – California

I highly recommend Charles and Friendship Training (“FT”) for anyone who has a horse! Not only does he literally hold your hand through the process, this is only ‘method’ I have found that truly delivers more than promised. I had a very dangerous horse, he tried to kill people and almost succeeded, but after learning […]

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Feonna – UK

I contacted Chuck regarding my young half wild Arabian colt, after I ran into difficulties when attempting to apply the commonly used ‘pressure and release’ methods and they simply weren’t working… and I have been working with him ever since. One of the special things about the Friendship Training Programme that Chuck offers, is that […]

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Noel – Australia

I owned a pony, Minnie, as a kid; there wasn’t much she couldn’t do and we shared so many amazing experiences from winning championship ribbons, to chasing kangaroos through the bush, to just lying together in the paddock talking to one another. Sadly we moved to the city…. Now some 40 years later I end […]

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Abigail – France

Charles, founder and mentor of Friendship Training for horses, has established a method of living and working with horses which is unlike anything else currently in use in the horse training world. Friendship Training builds mutual trust between horse and human, removing fear and stress in both. Charles is an excellent mentor, giving thoughtful and […]

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Frances – Australia

The Friendship Training Program Chuck has developed has made an enormous improvement to my own confidence and my relationship with my horse. I have been very impressed by how quickly he answers questions, and how encouraging, supportive and caring he is about both the horse and the human. I cannot recommend him or FT highly […]

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Josephine – Tasmania

Chuck has taken contemporary scientific knowledge of the horse, in it’s entirity, and developed a system of developing a relationship based on trust, communication ( through a ‘bridge language’) and friendship/ love with them. I had been searching for this for most of my life, & over 3 years world wide, and he is the […]

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Julie – Utah

Occasionally, fate steps in at a most opportune time and that is how I met C. H. (CB) Mintzlaff. He was, for all intents and purposes, looking for someone else, but had been given our phone number on the off chance I might know how to contact them. I will say that had I not […]

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Art – Pennsylvania

Art is 69 years old, well versed in traditional training methods and, after reading an article about Foundation Training in Natural Horse magazine, (and being a typical New Englander) traveled halfway across the country to see if “FT walked the walk or just Talked the talk.” The following is the email he sent home while […]

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