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.
Knowing others is intelligence;
Knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
Mastering yourself is true power.
Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.
Luke: I can't believe it.
Yoda: That is why you fail.