Dave Tytgat and Janice Frank set up Neat Performance Horses in 2013. Dave brought a lifetime of training and ranching and Janice added a love of horses and natural horsemanship based training. April 2021 changed a lot around here when we sold our complete NPH Breeding Program horses for health reasons to another lovely local family and now we concentrate on our Custom Work and Feed as well as building up our Boer/Spanish/Lamarche Goat and Dorper/Romanov Sheep herds! We have survived our first kidding season now and turned our herd of 18 bred and 6 yearling does into a bustling pen of 59 goats!!
In the chilly winter months Dave continues to return to our forges and builds knives and spurs from farrier rasps and various metals, including Damascus. These are completed with custom leather sheaths and straps. The KNIFEMAKING classes have been a huge hit and keep us running most weekends!
We continue to build leather chinks and chaps for the working rider, and custom western themed crafts. Janice continues to make our own line of rope halters, sidepulls, reins, liberty neck ropes, mecates, and loping hackamores, and now we can custom create almost anything that you could dream of from paracord and rope - Oh, and we still use only 100% Canadian Made materials for our custom work!! We Thank Bark Street Market in Stony Plain for carrying our expanding line of dog collars, and leashes.
August 1, 2020 we opened up our on site STORE to showcase and make more available our custom work and to sell FEED! We stock ZS Farms whole grains, ALFATEC pellets and cubes, MASTERFEEDS feed (This brings you access to their Equine, Poultry, Swine, Sheep & Goat, Alpaca and Llama, Cat & Dog Processed Feeds and even their Camelina Oil and Elite Three Hemp Line of Top Notch Feeds, Supplements and the renown APPLAUSE TREATS!), HOOF Doctor to care for your horses hooves, BIOEQUINE for both DIGESTION and JOINT help, FARMERS OWN Flax Oil, NAG BAGS for your slow feeding Hay needs for ALL animals in MANY sizes! We expanded our store to the upper level of our property to better showcase our feed lines, and Custom Work with even more space to serve YOU!
Thanks to everyone who made our 2020 a huge success, starting up a new business and store in the midst of a pandemic was a challenge and we rose to it and continue to expand and serve our local market.
Quality … Hard Work … Sound Foundations … Innovations … Helping Owners help their animals … We welcome a bright future!