“Cowboy Logic: It’s not just a gimmicky name for my teaching program, it’s my way of life. I believe in a simple approach to life and to horses. Both require balance and effective communication. My ultimate goal for my relationship with the horse is to develop a trusting, willing and confident partner.”
In 2019 Lee Hart got married and moved to Elizabethtown, Kentucky after living 34 years in and around Council Grove, Kansas. Lee spent many years developing as a horseman by working on ranches, training horses, competing in various horse disciplines and instructing people in riding and horsemanship. Lee has travelled over much of the United States, as well as Europe, Australia and New Zealand conducting horsemanship clinics. Lee is passionate about teaching and learning from his students, both human and horses, and takes pride in being able to help people to better read and develop a feel for their horse so they can become stronger, more confident leaders.
Lee was born in Texas where he learned about working, ranching, and cowboying from his granddad and the ranchers he worked with. Life required Lee to leave Texas and move to Kansas when he was 13 years old. Lee begged cattlemen around his hometown to let him ride and cowboy in their outfits. Lee continued to learn and grow his reputation as a hand. Lee worked for a few ranches for several years, honing his cowboy skills. Lee wrestled, played football, and rodeoed through high school and college. Lee continued to ranch and chase rodeo buckles until 2012. Lee stepped away from cowboying once, to deliver milk. That was a miserable, long six years of his life! Once he quit delivering milk, he promised himself, never again would he make my living without horses.
Lee’s wife, Laura, are continuing the business Lee started in Kansas and developing their horse business in Kentucky. They are in the process of turning their farm into a horse training, riding, and breeding facility. Lee continues to travel and teach horsemanship clinics around the country and abroad, start and train as many horses as his schedule will allow and compete in Extreme Cowboy Racing. Laura and Lee share six amazing children and one granddaughter.
Lee has competed in several equine disciplines over the years. Lee has been the WRCA World Champion Bronc rider as well as WRCA Top Hand. Lee has been an American Royal Colt Starting Champion and Ultimate Equestrian Colt Starting Champion. In 13 years, Lee has won 6 Extreme Cowboy Association World Champion buckles and 4 Reserve World Champion buckles in the Pro, Futurity and Mustang classes. Lee has also competed in a couple of Mustang Heritage Foundation make-overs, several times at the Calgary Stampede’s Cowboy Up Challenge, as well as Ranch Horse of America events.
“Being a cowboy has been a passion and a dream fulfilled for me. I have been blessed to live my life as a nurturer, confidence builder and caregiver for these amazing animals that I love as well as help people achieve true horsemanship with a confident and logical approach – Cowboy Logic.”
“I am very honored and proud to be invited to Road to the Horse’s Wild Card Challenge. I am humbled to be chosen to compete alongside some amazing competitors. I aspire to help my colt become confident and willing to learn not only for the competition, but for the rest of his life.”