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Synopsis: HORSES 911 (2019) USA

Natural Horseman, Tony Simonetti built an action packed horse business right here in New York. Watch Tony as he takes on problem horses and their humans. Tony will always fix the horse, but sometimes it’s the human that poses the biggest issue. With his colorful staff and young family, follow Tony as he enjoys every minute of his hectic lifestyle.

About Simonetti Training
Tony Simonetti has resolved well over 500 extremely difficult horse cases for people across the country. In most cases the resolve is not strictly an issue of difficult horse behavior but rather the need for an adjustment in both horse and human behavior.

For the past 15 years Tony Simonetti has been doing clinics, demonstrations, taught classes, been featured on national television with his horses, and has been filmed for numerous training programs.

Tony Simonetti has a Bachelor of Science in Business, has been a Real Estate Investor/Broker for over 30 years and has 22 years in Law Enforcement. This experience gives Tony the unique ability to be extremely effective when its time to communicate and teach the owners, trainers, and handlers how to maintain the respect, mental, emotional, and physical collection of the horses he trains. Tony’s direct but very respectful approach has proven to insure the best results for everyone once his job is complete.

Tony Simonetti is passionate about seeing his clients and their horses succeed. Tony is an expert in the science of horse behavior which includes a deep understanding of where horses and humans stand in nature and how it all connects to both positive and negative behavior during interaction with each other. This deep understanding combined with the experience of over 500 successful cases has given Tony the very unique ability to get the job done in a time frame that seems to be impossible. This is why Tony has felt the need to guarantee results 100 percent of the time, no exceptions or you pay nothing for his time.

Tony has worked side by side with show trainers for years causing owners and riders total success. Tony is not a show trainer but rather a “HORSE TRAINER” which is two totally different professions when you break it down. Tony gets the horses respectful, willing, and collected so that your SHOW TRAINER does not have to waste time dealing with behavioral issues. One of the Show Trainers that Tony works with puts it like this “ If we were builders Tony Simonetti would pour and sculpture the perfect concrete foundation so that when I built my structure the walls would never crack! Everyone wins!”. Tony’s training expertise works for every discipline of rider wether you choose to be out on trail, just want a better relationship with your horse, or if your passion is in the show ring.


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Run Time

22 minutes

Director's Statement

The Warrior Ranch Foundation teaches military veterans and first responders to train horses, establishing a mutually beneficial relationship for all involved, organization cofounder and president Eileen Shanahan said.
“Horses are magnificent animals that are very healing and therapeutic,” Shanahan said. “When you’re around a horse, you have to be very aware, because they are large animals. So you have no choice but to be in the moment. It’s very good for everyone — veterans and first responders especially.”

Warrior Ranch holds clinics and workshops to help veterans and first responders cope with post-traumatic stress disorder. They learn horse-training exercises from experts. And at the same time the group retrains horses so they can be adopted out, Shanahan said.

“It’s a second chance for both human and horse,” she said.

First responders that have been through the program are police, firefighters, EMS and emergency room workers.

Director's Bio

As Founder and President for Warrior Ranch Foundation, Inc., Eileen Shanahan is an American who recognizes that freedom is precious, yet, not free. Studying Natural Horsemanship for over a decade has given Eileen a path of leadership for her horses and in life. Eileen’s love of her country, love of horses and desire to give back has led her to founding Warrior Ranch Foundation.

For more than 30 years, Eileen has been shooting, editing, and producing television programs and commercials. Programs include the Cable Ace Award-winning “Long Island Magazine” as well as the Telly Award-winning “Talkin’ Horses” and “Neighborhood Journal”. Additionally Eileen has won several editing awards. Eileen brings these skills sets to Warrior Ranch Foundation, Inc. with the documentary “One Soldier, One Horse”.

Eileen and her husband Jim are animal lovers who have rescued several dogs and horses over the years.

Additionally, Eileen supports our troops by volunteering as Vice President for the New York Leatherneck Ball, a subsidiary of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (MCSF). The MCSF honors Marines by providing educational scholarships for their children.


EQUUS Film & Arts Fest - USA - 2019


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EQUUS FIlm & Arts Fest - USA - 2019

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