the crothers way
Welcome to The Crothers Way, where our primary goal is to help you eliminate the pain that has changed your horse from a good horse into a Good Horse Gone Bad.
In addition, we offer products that will assist you with handling and managing horses, and handling and managing cattle, products that help your dogs, and even products that may help you!
There are also a number of videos on this website and on our YouTube channel, The Crothers Way, which highlight our products and some of the techniques used at The Crothers Way.
Good Horse Gone Bad
The Crothers Way philosophy is centered around the well-trained horse that develops a bad attitude. The reasons behind the attitude change are fully explored and corrections are made.
Many horses develop bad behavior as a way to move away from or avoid painful conditions. Horses don't go bad overnight. They are trying to tell us something is wrong. By addressing the painful issues, many horses lose their bad habits, and become content and obedient again.
Ed Crothers, the Equine Analyst, grew up on a farm in southern Ohio. Ed's father was a blacksmith and horse trainer. He instilled the love of horses in Ed at a very young age and Ed began developing the horsemanship that has continued to develop over his entire life.
After spending so much of his life riding and working with horses, it seemed a natural progression for Ed to make a career in the equine world. Ed's early career was centered around farm, stallion, and broodmare management at several Ohio Thoroughbred farms.
In 1996, Ed decided it was time to establish his own farm and he began the development of Cedar Brook Farm, a farm devoted to Ed's love of training horses of all breeds and disciplines. It is also home to The Crothers Way, where Ed does his work with Good Horses Gone Bad!
Today, Ed continues to breed, board and break Thoroughbreds, as well as breaking and training horses for pleasure, barrel racing, trail, etc. Over the last 25+ years, Ed and his staff at Cedar Brook Farm have trained too many horses to count, including many problem horses that others could not train.
Cedar Brook Farm
The Crothers Way is located at Cedar Brook Farm. The farm, established in 1996, is located on 30 acres in beautiful West Union, Adams County, Ohio - God's Country as Ed would have it known (see Contact Us tab for map).
The farm has an indoor arena, outdoor arena, multiple paddocks, trails, office, etc.
If you are interested in visiting Cedar Brook Farm, or if you are interested in any of the services offered at the farm, contact us at the email address or telephone number below.
Nana's Primitive Barn
Cedar Brook Farm is also home to Nana's Primitive Barn, owned and operated by Ed's wife, Angie (www.nanaspb.com - website under construction).
The Crothers Way Tack Shop
Attached to the main barn at Cedar Brook Farm is The Crothers Way Tack Shop.
The tack shop offers a wide selection of mostly used tack, though not all. There is also a limited supply of everyday items such as ointments, vet wrap, etc. The tack is available for purchase in-person only. Nothing in the tack shop is available for shipping. If you are looking for something specific, call before you visit.
The Crothers Way - Cedar Brook Farm
4228 Unity Road, West Union, Ohio 45693