Iola Else, M.S.Iola Else, Montana Western's accomplished rodeo coach, also brings her lifelong knowledge of and experience with horses to Montana Western‘s equine studies program. In addition to supervising natural horsemanship courses, Else teaches facilities management and young-horse starting and development. She is the campus’ liaison to the La Cense Montana ranch where the courses in natural horsemanship are conducted.
Ava DuncanAva Duncan is one of the La Cense Horsemanship Instructors. She graduated from the University of Montana Western with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Natural Horsemanship and a minor in Equine Instruction. Ava's personal experience in the Natural Horsemanship program coupled with her diverse background in the equine industry helps her to meet each individual student wherever they are in their learning process.
Eric HoffmanEric Hoffmann is the head instructor at La Cense Montana. He has taught the natural horsemanship classes at Montana Western since 2008. As a student of Hoffmann's you will gain the confidence and knowledge that will give you readiness for a future career in the equine industry.
What Equine Studies Students Have to Say.
“I like the program because it teaches us new methods in a unique subject.”
“The hands-on learning experiences combined with instructor one-on-one time allow you to gain a large amount of knowledge in a short period of time.”
“Being able to attend class with your horse is amazing.”
“The students learn so much from the in-arena demonstrations.”