Born right here on the Western Slope of Colorado, I was very fortunate to be raised on a horse training facility as a kid and grew up in that environment. Getting to work with all breeds of horses taught me to treat each horse as an individual and that, in turn, taught me so much about life.
When I was in my teens, I had the great privilege and honor to represent the USA in Australia playing polocrosse. I did 2 tours in Australia, and those experiences I wouldn't trade for anything. They opened my world!
I have done a bit of everything: polocrosse, extreme cowboy races, cutting, roping, and ranching. But I always came back to the roping and the ranching. That's where my heart is.
My passion is seeing a horse go from fearful and unsure to confident and comfortable. A confident horse can go and do anything because their confidence is not only in their leader but also in their own ability to think their way through any situation. I teach a horse to think, and a thinking horse makes a wonderful riding partner, no matter what you're doing.
I'm so grateful to the horses for the freedom they have given me to lead the life I love and for the opportunities they gave me, such as travelling to new places and meeting new people.
Southern Colorado Cutting Horse Association - Open Division 3rd Place
2018 Sun Circuit Reserve Champion - Ranch Versatility
2018 AQHA Ranch Versatility World Show Qualifier
2017 Collbran Ranch Versatility Show - Green Horse Division Champion
2017 JC Heart Ranch Versatility Show - Green Horse Division Champion
2016 Collbran Ranch Versatility Ranch - Pro Division Champion
2016 Collbran Ranch Versatility Show - Green Horse Division Champion
2015 Collbran Ranch Versatility Show - Pro Division Champion
2015 Collbran Ranch Versatility Show - Green Horse Division Champion
2015 Extreme Cowboy Race Champion at Collbran
2015 JC Heart Ranch Versatility Show - Green Horse Division Champion
"Sit tall in the saddle, Hold your head up high
Keep your eyes fixed where the trail meets the sky
And live like you ain't afraid to die
And don't be scared, just enjoy your ride"
-From a Favorite Song
Mentally, your horse should not weigh anything. When you ask your horse to do something it should be his idea. This is the goal.
There is something more. It is something that has to come in the unity between the horse and the rider. And there is a delicate line that makes the difference.
Give him the dignity to learn, sort out his issues, then he will try for you.