It all started when...
I was probably 4 or 5 years old when I saw a horse for the first time. He was being ridden down the street on Minot Air Force Base. After my dad retired from the Air Force when I was 6, we moved to Idaho and I met horses in the flesh. That's when the enchantment began and I never have been able to shake it.
I continued studying and working with horses for over 35 years and stubbornly refused to give up the magic and nobility these animals have. I have ridden with many trainers and shown in diverse disciplines in my journey to find that elusive approach that would transcend genre of riding and breed of horse. It's been frustrating and exhausting at times but the discoveries have been their own reward.
In 2012 (or so) I came across the book, The Twisted Truths of Modern Dressage by Philippe Karl. In reading it I saw before me thoughtful, historically and anatomically based methodology for the intelligent and respectful schooling of horses. in 2013 I applied for and was accepted into the first Ecole de Légèreté Teacher's Course offered in the United States. In my tenure as a teacher in-training with master instructor Bertrand Ravoux I have journeyed beyond how to communicate with horses. Now I know what to say! It has profoundly changed my methodology. I am now determined to help others avoid the brambles and dead ends I haplessly explored along my way.
Join me and rediscover the beauty and joy of a progressive education of man and horse.
Without force. Without confusion. Without fear.