Jennifer and Ryan Skinner, CF, APF, have a passion for starting young horses with a quiet and gentle, yet confident, hand. With a combined 40 years in a variety of aspects in the equine industry, they are capable of giving young horses a good all-around foundation suitable for whatever discipline they head into.
Jennifer has been riding horses since she was a young girl, and became serious about barrel racing when she was 12 years old. She has been schooled in the art of Dressage, was an assistant trainer in the cutting horse and show horse worlds, and was an equine veterinary technician, specializing in performance horse lameness, post-surgical care, and radiography, for seven years. She has been a professional barrel racer for 12 years. She graduated from Texas A&M University in 2014 with a BS in Animal Science – equine production.
Ryan, owner of Skinner Farrier Services, has 20 years of experience in therapeutic podiatry and performance horse shoeing, and is currently working on becoming a Certified Journeyman Farrier in the American Farriers Association. In addition to his farrier knowledge, he has shot show, working cow horse, and roping experience. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1999 with a degree in Agricultural Economics, and took many classes toward getting his masters in equine reproduction.
Their combined knowledge of training and riding performance horses, competition, therapy and rehabilitation, and equine physiology and reproduction have enabled them to create a top-notch, full spectrum equine facility. They have also been able to create and nurture a large network of equine-focused individuals and businesses, which is the foundation for their equine marketing. High quality technology and knowledge of pedigrees, conformation, and movement allow them to properly train, prepare, and showcase horses for sale – their own and their clients.
Draggin’ S Arena and Stables, where JRS Performance Horses calls home, has a main barn with eleven 12′ x 12′ stalls, each with an open 12′ x 24′ run. The main barn also has a set of stocks and a concrete wash rack. The property also has a 60′ round pen and an 85′ x 100′ cutting pen that are both lighted for nighttime riding. The 165′ x 250′ roping sized arena also has lighting, a sound system, and boasts a Prefert roping chute. The arena is worked with a Revel 4N1 drag. The property also has multiple wooded acres with a creek, perfect for trail riding and backgrounds for photography.
Draggin’ S Arena and Stables is conveniently located on OSR, between Highway 21 and Highway 6. Only 4.5 miles from Texas Equine Hospital, the Skinners have maintained a great working relationship with the doctors and staff at the vet clinic. Draggin’ S is also only 8 miles from the Brazos Valley Expo Center and within 15 minutes of three feed stores.
Jennifer and Ryan are just as passionate about their family as they are about horses. They take time to raise their seven children with honesty, respect for people and horses, and good horsemanship. The kids are frequently seen feeding, grooming, lunging, and riding horses, cleaning stalls, and helping out at the shoeing truck.
The Skinners look forward to getting to share their love and knowledge of horses with you!