Cat Zimmerman, Wild Mustang Trainer Gives Clinics

Training Clinics

Clinics on liberty training, obstacle desensitization, and basic ground manners are offered a regular basis. Throughout the year, demonstrations on gentling wild mustangs (First-Touch Demo, Joining Up, Lounging) are conducted at CZ Mustangs in Archer, Florida. The most recent schedule is posted on her Facebook page.

Cat Zimmerman also travels across the country to conduct clinics. Please contact her via email for rates.


Horse Training at CZ Mustangs

For horse owners interested in a full-immersion training program for their horse, CZ Mustangs offers training at her facility in Archer, Florida. Types of training include gentling a newly adopted mustang, teaching a horse ground manners, desensitizing, trick training, or working a horse under saddle.

Training is $650/month plus feed. Contact Cat to discuss your goals for your horse and to determine if your horse is a suitable candidate for training at CZ Mustangs.

Horses must have a current Coggins and health certificate. Upon arrival, any visible sign of illness or injury will result in the horse being refused into the program or access to the property.

On Call Veterinarian: Dr. Natalie Mercer

Cat Zimmerman, Wild Mustang Trainer

Horse Training at Your Location

For Alachua County, Levy County, and Marion County, Cat will travel to your location to work with you and/or your horses on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. For non-Florida residents or those living more than 90 miles away, Cat is available to work on-site for multiple days at a time.

  • Gentling
  • Ground Manners
  • Walk/Trot In-Hand
  • Walk/Trot/Canter Under Saddle
  • Obstacle Training
  • Desensitizing
  • Trailer Loading
  • Liberty Training

Email Cat for rates and to schedule your first session.

Learn with CZ Mustangs

Interested in learning how to gentle a mustang? Looking to improve your groundwork skills? Want to learn about liberty training? Want to simply spend a few days shadowing Cat?

Come learn from Cat. Watch her working mustangs, work one of her horses, practice alongside her, or just spend hands-on time with one or more mustangs. It all depends on your goals. Participants should plan on arriving by 11:00am on Day One and working six or more hours each day–rain or shine. Participants are encouraged to help with horse care to better understand barn management and get to know the mustangs that will be worked.

Longer stays are available. Email Cat with inquiries. Don’t delay as her calendar fills up quickly, especially in the winter months.


  • HOUSING: Participants can stay at the Mustang Inn, our guest house located on the property or at a local hotel (Country Inn & Suites in Gainesville).
  • TRANSPORTATION: If flying into Gainesville Regional Airport, please rent a car. Archer is very rural and there is no public transportation.
  • COST: Varies depending on duration of time. House must be booked directly with the hotel or, if staying at the Mustang Inn, via AirBnb. If bringing your own horse, you must have current Coggins and Health Certificate. Additional fee for stall and paddock rental ($30/day per horse). Any horse with visible signs of illness (regardless of health certificate) or wounds/injury will not be permitted in the arena, round pens, or riding ring. Plan on bringing food, shavings, and tools for your horse.