About Dusty

Horse Trainer, Clinician, Cattle Rancher

Dusty Roller was born in Odessa, WA., and was raised on a cattle ranch with his parents, brother, and sister.  He grew up working with his dad and riding horses since he was born… After high school graduation he traveled to Cody, Wyoming and attended farrier school and subsequently began his own business shoeing, and training horses for quite a few different ranches.
In 2001, after attending a Buck Brannaman colt starting clinic Dusty became inspired to try his own hand at a natural way of breaking his own colts – four days later he was safely riding what had very recently been a bronc’y and un-broke colt.
In Dusty’s words:
“After (Buck) Brannaman’s clicnic I completely changed my style of training. I was inspired by this new technique to start my own business training colts and subsequently sold my shoeing business to a friend.”

Shortly thereafter Dusty attended a Curt Pate clinic, and then studied some Vaquero horsemanship with Richard Caldwell. For several  years a steady day-riding and training business kept Dusty busy.

In 2008 Dusty was chosen to participate in the “Extreme Mustang Makeover” in Fort Worth, Texas. After picking out a previously un-seen mustang in Palamino Valley, Nevada Dusty spent 100 days in training with a mustang that had never been touched and placed 9th out of 200 competitors. Mr. Roller was 1 out of 3 trainers picked to participate from Washington state.
Currently Dusty resides in Hooper, Washington.  He is continually taking in outside training colts, making “Bridle” horses for clients, and is instructing clinics around Eastern Washington and surrounding areas.  Mr. Roller also takes time out of his busy schedule to help Spokane County 4-H kids learn horsemanship and ranching skills.