Rattan Performance Horses is a father daughter duo business consisting of Steve and Sarah Rattan.
Steve Rattan has been in the equine industry for almost 40 years. He has a diverse background in western riding ranging from roping to cutting. He's worked and trained for many top-notch trainers in the area and has had many colts excel in not only the show pen. Although he has had much success starting and bringing along horses in the arena, Steve has spent a vast amount of time using horses for the two outfitting businesses he once owned and has spent his days horseback doing ranch work at some of the most well-known ranches. Not only that, but Steve is also certified to the highest levels for english and western riding lessons and is certified in therapeutic riding. He believes that a horse should be able to do multiple things and not just have one job. Steve knows how to put the correct foundation on a horse so they may excel no matter what they're used for. He believes slow work is fast work and treats each horse as the individual that they are. There is no rushing the process of having a mount that you can enjoy for a lifetime.
Sarah Halverson, previously Rattan, is the one many of you have talked to when calling about a horse. She has been on the back of a horse since before she could walk. In 2017, Sarah suffered a brain bleed due to a car accident that forced her to step out of the cutting horse world but led to this business and partnership with her father. Her background ranges from rodeo to cutting to show jumping, and she has trained under some of the most well-known trainers in their respective disciplines. Sarah has been able to take barrel horses to the show jumping ring and turned rejects into money earners. She doesn't care if a horse is supposed to do one job. If they don't enjoy it, she takes pride in finding the thing they enjoy doing and getting them to excel at it. She has a natural ability to get horses to be soft and supple and enjoys taking problem horses and turning them into responsive, trustworthy partners.