Jesse Ramirez is one of CastleRock's resident trainers and also our Manager. He specializes in starting young horses and bombproofing horses for his clients.

 With over 30 years experience in the horse industry, Jesse has developed his own unique training philosophy.  His goal is for the owner be able to ride and handle their own horse independently and safely by instilling confidence in both the horse and rider. 

Jesse has many years of experience training and showing gaited horses and has trained many different breeds of horses. He can retrain older horses and correct bad habits.

 Jesse offers riding lessons for beginners and advanced riders, children and adults.  He has horses available for lessons and can teach barrel racing, trail riding, English riding and Western riding.  

For further information regarding lessons or training, please contact Jesse at (805) 428-5986 or the CastleRock Farms Office at (805) 552-0201.

Client Testimonials

Linda Ordonez and Hermosa


When I came to CastleRock Farms I was a beginner with little or no knowledge about horses. I began taking riding lessons with Jesse Ramirez. From the beginning, Jesse has shared his vast knowledge about the training of horses and their riders. I learned ground work, grooming, equipment, tacking up a horse, riding, washing, and general care for a horse.

Patti Picciano and Cochise


I went through four trainers before finding Jesse.  I had given up hope.  Jesse brought my horse and me together as a team when no-one else could.  Jesse's patience and experience helped me enjoy riding again.  He has given me the confidence I need to enjoy being an owner again.  Jesse Ramirez, my Trainer, my Friend!"


Christine Steiner and Xena


     Xena came from a tranquil backyard environment into the active, bustling, beautiful Castle Rock Farm. The stimulation of the new place proved to be too much. Within the first week, she turned from a compliant, peaceful horse to a high strung mare. Riding Xena was akin to sitting on a time bomb ready to explode.  I needed a major dose of tranquilizer, one for me and one for my horse or I could hire Jesse Ramirez, as recommended by fellow stable mates, which seemed a much better option.