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Meet the Shapour at The Accidental Hippophile

At The Accidental Hippophile, we are dedicated equine enthusiasts led by Shapour. With a passion for mustangs and the Clinton Anderson Method, we strive to provide expert training and education for both horses and riders. From mustang adoption and wild horse taming to horse behavior modification and equine education, we are committed to helping others achieve their equine dreams. Get to know us and join us on our journey to train and transform mustangs into beloved and well-trained companions.


Shapour Daneshmand

Founder & Trainer

Why Choose Us

The Accidental Hippophile Advantage

At The Accidental Hippophile, we are dedicated to providing the best equine training and horsemanship education for both horses and riders. Our approach is based on Clinton Anderson Method, a proven method for training and developing trust between horse and human. Our team, lead by Shapour, has years of experience in horse training and a deep passion for the well-being of all equines. We strive to create a positive and educational experience for both the horse and the rider, and to help them reach their full potential. Here are just a few reasons why you should choose The Accidental Hippophile for your equine training needs:

  1. Expertise in Clinton Anderson Method: Our lead trainer Shapour, is not only a follower but a believer in Clinton Anderson Method, we have a deep understanding of the method and its principles, and we are committed to using it to achieve the best results.
  2. Tailored Training Programs: Each horse and rider is unique, so we offer customized training programs to meet the specific needs of each individual. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rider, we’ll work with you to create a program that’s right for you.
  3. Positive Reinforcement: We believe in using positive reinforcement techniques to build trust and respect between horse and human. This approach is not only more effective, but it also creates a more enjoyable experience for both the horse and the rider.
  4. Safe and Controlled Environment: Safety is our top priority. Our training facilities are designed to provide a controlled environment where horses and riders can learn and progress in a safe manner.
  5. Experienced Team: Our team is composed of experienced trainers, who are dedicated to helping you and your horse achieve your goals. We have a deep understanding of horse behavior and are committed to providing the best care for each horse in our program.

Choose The Accidental Hippophile, and experience the difference that expert training and guidance can make in your horsemanship journey.


Our Vision

At "The Accidental Hippophile," our vision is to provide our clients with the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their equine goals. Whether it be training a wild mustang, improving your horseback riding technique, or learning about horse behavior, our team of experienced trainers and educators are dedicated to helping you succeed. We believe in a holistic approach to equine training, focusing on the well-being of both the horse and rider. With our guidance and support, we aim to help you reach your full potential and create a deeper connection with your equine companion.

Our Mission

At The Accidental Hippophile, our mission is to provide top-quality equestrian training and horsemanship education to riders of all levels. We strive to empower our clients with the skills and knowledge necessary to establish a strong and positive relationship with their horses. We believe in using positive reinforcement techniques and evidence-based training methods to achieve the best results for both horse and rider. Our goal is to foster a community of confident and responsible riders, who are able to achieve their equestrian goals through safe, effective and humane training.

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Latest Blog & Articles

Explore the latest insights and tips on equine training and horsemanship on our blog. From tips on training a wild Mustang, to trail riding with your equine companion, our articles are designed to help riders and trainers of all levels improve their skills and knowledge.