Rod Rondeaux

An award-winning horse stuntman and founder of The Indian Stunt Ranch in California. He grew up on the Crow Indian reservation in a traditional Crow and Cheyenne Indian family in Montana. He spent his youth riding along side wild horses of the Pryor Mountains. Called the greatest horseman of our time, by Director, Ron Howard, Rod has worked on over 35 films and television productions. His stunt and acting work can be seen in many notable films such as Hidalgo, Cowboys & Aliens, The Professional, Comanche Moon, The Missing, Crazy Horse, Into the West, Wild Wild West, Scorpion King, Far and Away, Loves Long Journey, Rush, Las Vegas, Skins, The Postman, Lonesome Dove, Meeks Cutoff, and soon, Johhny Depp new film, Tonto and the Lone Ranger. Rod has trained over 4,000 horses. He learned the skills of true horseman from his Father and Grandfather. Rod's Great Grandfather, Big Shoulder, trained the war ponies with Chief Plenty Coup against Custer and many other Indian wars. He has worked with many Vision Quest programs and is proud to work with urban Native youth teaching them about wild horses and healing through programs with Red Horse Nation. Rod dedicates his work to his beloved friend, Floyd Red Crow Westerman. Floyd had a dream Indian youth coming together with wild horses as one spirit, learning and understanding each other using old Indian methods. Rod’s wife, Rachael Waller is a professional photographer and together, with their daughter, Cheyenne, they specialize in rescuing wild Mustangs and slaughter bound horses, sharing their love, wisdom, and appreciation of the beauty, spirit, and soul of the horse.

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