All About: Saddle Up with Dennis Brouse
Dennis Brouse, the entertaining and charismatic host of “Saddle Up with Dennis Brouse,” is a true horse expert having worked with horses since the age of 14.
Born in Iowa and raised in Nebraska, Brouse has had a fascination and admiration for horses for as far back as he can remember. As a young teenager, his love for horses began at a summer riding program at a local ranch. Then, after serving his country in the military, he spent time in Illinois learning to shoe and break horses the old-fashioned way.
While his understanding of and admiration for horses proved to be at odds with the traditional way of breaking horses to the will of the trainer, he instinctively knew there had to be a better way, based on what he had come to recognize as the natural bond between horses and humans. The methods he uses now focus on that belief and are predicated upon cooperation, encouragement and partnership. For more than two decades (since 1996), Dennis has committed his life’s work to training horses full-time. He has spent literally thousands of hours working one-on-one with horses to fine-tune his own system, as well as studying the training methods of others.
In 2001, Dennis began to offer training clinics, and within two years he had produced his first series of training tapes for RFD-TV. Within a short period of time, he also produced an additional 11 televised episodes. His multiple-season series has only aired on PBS stations, known for airing high-quality programs, Dennis’ program grew to 250 stations across the country.