Foundation to Finish

Horsemanship Course

What Our Students Say

This program not only flipped a light switch in my training—it completely changed my life. I found the Foundation to Finish online course through listening to Phil’s podcast -which is something I look forward to listening to every week. My horse was a very reactive colt, and Phil’s program helped his transformation to being a calm and ’thoughtful’ teammate. I love the simplicity of the program and how Phil breaks concepts down. Thank you doesn’t even begin cover it!

— Lexi G., Oregon


Undoubtedly a valuable tool for trainers that work with personal horses or outside client horses! It allowed me to gain an understanding of Phil’s entire program & prepared me for the clinics that I attended which took the online portion to a new level! Phil’s program has added another dimension to my program with personal & client horses, especially in the speed events.

— Anonymous, Foundation to Finish student

Meet Your Clinician

Phil’s philosophy is to train through understanding, and that starts with a simple, common sense approach. Building a solid foundation to help each horse reach its full potential by focusing on effective and proven techniques that help horses tounderstand the response you are asking for, which in turn builds their confidence and yields success.

This approach has resulted in more than $1,000,000 in Equistat earnings, won by the horses that have been a part of the Phil Haugen Horsemanship program. These horses are not limited by discipline or age and have excelled in major barrel racing events, tie-down roping, futurities, derbies and WNFR qualifications. Confident, meaningful communication, and proper horsemanship can allow any horse and rider the opportunity to achieve their optimal individual potential.