Bachelor of Applied Science Animal Science major Equine Science
I have a degree in animal science with a major in equine science. At present I am unemployed so I spend my days working my own horses. I am ground working a 15 month old filly and riding my daughters gelding down in preparation for feedlot work.
Many different disciplines of riding (as above) plus showjumping, campdrafting, rodeo and I have started more horses than I can remember. I have ridden hundreds of horses and spent thousands of hours in the saddle since i started riding at 8 years of age. Further, I have studied horses on a scientific level, some areas of study are anatomy and physiology, nutrition, reproduction, biochemistry and molecular biology, conditioning sport horses, equitation, ethology and the list goes on.
I did the rodeo circuit in my younger days but am now versed in dressage, the foundation of my riding. I trained under Connie Bookless who was trained in Germany by Wolfram Wittig (who also trained Isabell Werth, world champion freestyle dressage champion). I believe it is invaluable, but I wouldn't get on your cutting horses and try to piaff them across the arena. I would ride them as you say and relish the opportunity to learn your way. I concentrate on training these days.
Rodeo, campdraft, dressage
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