Trevor Mertes

“If you want a calm horse, stay calm. If you want a patient horse, be patient.” This is a quote from one of Trevor’s mentors in which he lives by everyday while working with horses. A good portion of Trevor’s life has been riding range for different ranches across western Canada and the US, living the cowboy way of life. More recently, he’s been competing in Extreme Cowboy Challenges where he consistently places at the top of the Green Horse and Pro Division. 2019 being his best season yet with winning the overall season in the Pro division, and the Western Canadian Championship in Green Horse Futurity, as well as reserve champion in the Western Canadians in pro again.  In 2018 he qualified for the World Finals of Extreme Cowboy Racing and made the trip to Texas to compete in it and has qualified again and will be going back down to Texas for 2019 here this fall.   

Originally from British Columbia where his ranching roots started, he now runs his company called “Horses That Work” out of Cochrane, Alberta. He is able to bring his calm, quiet, and down to earth approach to horsemanship in any discipline of riding through a variety of training programs and clinics across Western Canada. His goal is always to do less to get more out of your horse and always keeping in mind that if you can move the feet you can get to the mind of the horse. You can learn more about him and his training methods at