I have been working with and for horses since I was about 8 years old. My family knew I would never leave the “horse phase” when they found me balancing on a bouncy horse in the back yard. My childhood consisted of 4-H, years of western lessons, competing in the county fair, and tons of miles on the trail. I spent a lot of time volunteering for horse rescues, learning how to rehabilitate neglected horses, both mentally and physically. I also studied the Parelli natural horsemanship methods, as well as, attended their clinic.
After moving to Colorado, I was able to work with different trainers ranging from Hunter/Jumper to Western Pleasure. My most recent experience was in the saddleseat discipline. I worked next to Martin Cockriel and eventually became his assistant trainer. There, I learned how to start and finish show horses.
I am always learning new things from instructors, students, and horses throughout my career. I am currently working towards an Equine Specialist certification as well.
My teaching and training style is very simple. It doesn't matter the style you ride. What matters is gaining confidence, learning new things, and being safe. And most of all to have fun