I have had internships under three different instructors/trainers with very different styles. Seven years experience as a professional instructor, and the head trainer at a horse rescue in Idaho for four years, and a barn hand for five years. Besides all of this experience, I received a degree from WSU in Animal Science. Where I studied topics including nutrition, physiology, behavior, business (accounting, economics, business law), medical and surgical problems in the horse, and horse training
Teaching lessons and training horses
I have rode and shown in 4h. Then worked at horse rescues as a trainer. I have also taken internships under three different instructors. After which I was offered a job as a riding instructor.
I specialize in children under ten, training them through the basics of dressage. Though I currently train with dressage, I have trained riders in western riding and have been a trail guide/ camp experience. I have also created a successful camp program.
I have done/tried almost everything. But my heart is owned by dressage. I have rode and shown gaited horses, in particular Tennessee Walkers and Missouri Fox Trotters. I have also rode and shown Saddleseat, Western Pleasure, Gaming, Trail, Showmanship, Halter, and briefly Hunters. I have trained horses classically and with natural horsemanship from the ground up.
I competed in 4h as a child. But besides the odd show here and there I have not done much showing myself. Though over the past three years my students have been going to shows and regularly place in the show ring.
Number of non-attendances (no shows) to job interviews: 0
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