I have over 12 years' experience in a variety of disciplines ranging from Dressage, Saddleseat and Driving to Western Pleasure and Trail. I have taken some elements from each to build what I consider a balanced approach to a happy, adaptable and responsive horse. Regardless of the horse's future career, I believe that a solid foundation is critical to that horse's success.
I treat horses respectfully but firmly, and expect them to be "tuned in" when they're being handled.... (read more) I become friends with the horses I work, but I firmly believe that there must not be a question of who is in charge; that can lead to a confused horse who will perpetually be testing the limits. By being consistent and not tolerating nonsense, I build a trusting relationship.