Versatile Horsemanship,LLC

at Cross Creek Ranch‚Äč

Centered around a foundation of horsemanship, specializing in colt starting and horse training with the versatile performance horse in mind.

Cross Creek Ranch
Versatile Horsemanship, LLC is now operating out of Cross Creek Ranch, a brand new 268 acre facility in Gainesville, Texas.  The ranch includes a 7 stall barn with 80 ft. runs, and indoor hot/cold wash rack, outdoor wash rack, stocks, and a sandy indoor riding area. Plenty of paddock and pasture space for turn out is adjacent to the barn, 10 shed-row-style stalls with runs on either side of the main barn, a new-to-us Preifert hot walker, plenty of parking, and RV electric hook ups, and all stalls and paddocks are complete with automatic waterers. We also have two sand arenas with stellar footing, and access to the rest of the property for riding out and the ability to house cattle. Offering horse training in North Texas, colt starting, training for versatility performance horses, stock horse and ranch horse competitions, cow horse, and lessons on your horse.

"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better."-Maya Angelou
"Horses are our passion and we strive to maintain their integrity by continuing our educations, in the areas of horsemanship, colt starting, cow horse, reining, ranch horse versatility, and more, and sharing what we have learned with those willing to learn as well."

Photo by Kathy Whisman at 2018 Terri Cage Photography Clinic

Photo by Carol Willard at 2018 Terri Cage Photography Clinic

Elliot and Caitie Holtzman
work together as a team to incorporate their formal and informal equine educations and experiences into their operation each day. Both are working to hone their skills and to learn more as they continue to study under experienced horsemen in the industry as often as they can. Elliot is a 2014 Legacy of Legends scholarship recipient. Caitie attended North Central Texas College to study Equine Science and Management and went on to gain a Bachelor and Master of Science in Agriculture with a focus on Equine and Ag Education from Texas A&M University-Commerce. A combined foundation of horsemanship, experience, and education is what their operation is based upon. Their goal is to help their clients with their horses, be honest with them and give them the best experience they can have in the horse industry.