Our Ranch Trainer & Teacher


Shawn Mercer has lived in Las Vegas since she was 7 years old. She started riding as soon as she could sit up on a horse. She bought her first horse using money she had earned from Smith's Grocery Store. Shawn's Mom was the original founder of "Horse Council of Nevada" in the early 1990's.

Shawn learned a unique way of communicating with horses. In those days there were no Horse Clinics available to attend. Her natural ability with horses earned her a Business which included training horses and giving riding lessons. She has the ability to teach her students how to effectively communicate with their horse, which is one of the hardest things for trainers to do.

Horses are Shawn's love and passion.

Rocking H Ranch welcomes Shawn Mercer as our Ranch Trainer and Teacher. Come up and meet Shawn and watch a demonstration of perfect communication.




1.  Assessment:

  • We will conduct an assessment on each horse we train.
  • We will discuss your goals and determine the needs.
  • We keep a journal of training so you can know how your horse is doing.


2.  Working with Youngsters (fouls up to 2 years)

     $40 per hour - Haltering

                           - Leading

                           - Grooming

                           - Picking up those feet

                           - Tying to the hitching post / trailer

                           - Intro to Round Pen work


3.  Starting Colts (90 day program)

     $800 per month - Includes Board

     - Round Pen

     - Saddling

     - Riding

     - Moving off legs / Backing


4.  Tune Ups (2 weeks minimum)

     $465 - Includes Board


Sometimes our horses need a tune up if they haven't been ridden for awhile. We ill discuss your goals and get your horse to the desired outcome so you are riding a safe and fun mount!

If you currently board your horse with The Rocking H Ranch we have a discount for you.

Foals up to 2 years - $20 per hour

Colt Starting -            $375 per month

2 Week Tune Up -     $225

These prices reflect training only as you will still pay your board.



Shawn gives lessons to beginners and folks who want to learn more and folks you want to communicate better with their horses.

Our Lessons are:

            $35 per hour

            $150 for 5 lessons (must be used in 4 weeks)

If you currently board at our facility, we have a discount for you.

            $25.00 per hour

            $100 for 5 lessons (must be used in 4 weeks)


" I used to ride when I was young, but now that I am older and back into horses I decided I needed some help. I have to say Shawn has been wonderful and so knowledgeable. I didn't realize how much I had forgotten."

                                                        – Mary J.


"Shawn is such a gentle soul with the horses and with me. She has been working first with my horse and now me. What a difference now that I know exactly what to do. I am so much more comfortable with everything now and much thanks to Shawn."

                                                     – Linda W.


"My daughter has been taking lessons for a few months now, she is doing so well with Shawn. She has taken lessons from another here in town and did not do very well at all, she was always frustrated and crying, now she loves her lessons and her horse. We are all happy thanks to Shawn!"

                                                         – Ann C.



"Just bought a horse that was supposed to be one a child could ride. Not sure what happened to him but, I sure wouldn't put a child on him. I was about to look for another when I met Shawn. She said she would see what she could do, so she did an assessment and all went pretty well. I enrolled him into her program. Now we are both so much calmer and I can even ride him out on trails and do everything. I am so grateful to Shawn for all her help."

                                                        – Kim M.






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