At 4J Performance Horses, we have over 35 years experience making performance horses the best they can be. Located in central Indiana, 4J Performance Horses strives to train horses so that can excel in and out of the show ring. We believe that horses can and should be trained with methods that are humane yet productive. Not every horse learns the same way, and no cookie cutter approach will work with every horse. You have to be able to read a horse and know when they need pushed and when their attention span has reached its limit. If a horse doesn't understand what it being asked of it, then you can't expect it to perform it well.
Working in Western Disciplines, we believe that horses trained the right way can achieve anything! To have an animal willingly do what you ask, to the best of their capabilities, is what we strive for! Horses that learn to trust, not only in their rider but also in themselves is the ultimate goal.
We take pride in our horses and believe our stallions have the breeding, the looks, and the attitude to put the kind of babies on the ground that you can be proud of and get the job done. Our AQHA stallions, Smart Sailing Dun It and Day Work For Cash have hall of fame pedigrees. Foals are in the show ring and making their mark! We try to keep a few good horses around for sale. If we don't have what you are looking for, we probably know who does.
We are located West of Indianapolis, within easy access to several interstates. Give us a call at 317-354-5431, we love visitors!
So take your time, look around and let us know how we can help you get where you want to be with your horse.
"Not being a trainer, my 3-year-old needed help, and there was no one in northwest Indiana. I was told about 4JPerformance Horses and was skeptical because of the distance and not being able to simply stop over on a whim to check on her. Even as my husband and I pulled the trailer down the drive I was nervous. That didn’t last long! We were greeted warmly not only by the owner’s but the other boarders. We were welcomed to walk though the barns and stay as long as we wished. Any questions we had were answered without hesitation...and, there were a Lot of questions! After 4 weeks of training (and only able to visit my mare once during that time) I was so impressed with her progress that my husband and I agreed to leave her for a longer period and more training. It was the longest stretch in the world being away from her, but so worth it! We consider the Jahnke family to not only be wonderful trainers, but consider them loyal friends who we can always turn to with questions and advice. " Deborah Ryan
"I believe everything happens for a reason and I met the Jahnke's and 4J Performance Horses and the reason is very clear. I have come so far with my horse Bailey that it is hard to believe. The things that we can do now are fantastic. Kent is amazing with animals! He is the only person that I have ever entrusted my horse to and that is saying something! I highly recommend 4J Performance Horses. They will always be good friends and great horsepeople." Dawn Carter