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The Treasure Valley Community College (TVCC) Equine Program located in Ontario, Oregon, focuses on learning how to create solid ranch & arena horse prospects, emphasizes low stress livestock handling methods, and provides opportunities to improve your horsemanship, stockmanship, ranch roping, and rodeo skills, whether you are a TVCC student or a community member.
Wade Black directs the Equine Science program, and teaches horse production and horsemanship classes at TVCC. He also serves as the TVCC Assistant Rodeo Team Coach (see the Rodeo page), as the advisor for the Campus Christian Fellowship Club (see the Cowboy Bible Study page), and as the assistant advisor for the Ranch Roping Club.
Wade's unique experiences as a grandson of Ray Hunt, and son of Martin Black, have shaped his teaching and horse training methods. Wade grew up starting colts, working cattle, and ranch roping with his dad, Martin Black, and his overall teaching/training philosophy comes from his grandfather, Ray Hunt, and Ray's mentor, Tom Dorrance. Wade continues to ride Saddle Broncs in PRCA and regional amateur rodeos, after competing in both the National High School Finals, and the College National Finals. Wade has a BS in Equine Science, and a Masters degree in Equine Nutrition and Behavior, from Montana State University.
Watch the following video to see the horsemanship philosophy of Wade Black, Training for the Cross, LLC, and that utilized by the TVCC Equine Program.
Creating Solid Ranch & Arena Horse Prospects
(Video by Emily Kitching, Eclectic Horseman Communications)
Training for the Cross, LLC
Wade & Amaia Black
P.O. Box 893, Homedale, ID 83628