I've been a student in many different activities, in many different countries, and in three different languages. When I am determined to learn something, like I am with horsemanship, I approach the subject from all angles--theory, practice, analysis, science, feel. And because I intend to continue working with horses, I have a purpose. That makes me a hard worker and a quick learner.
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Duties of Current Occupation
All facets of horse training and managing farms and ranches, including general maintenance.
Equine Work Experience
I got my start as a teenager riding Western in New York. I worked on some cattle ranches in Arizona where I revived my interest in horses, and later worked in Colorado and Wyoming starting and training mustangs.
I have learned various disciplines of horsemanship on three different continents. I helped start the first "Natural Horsemanship" program in Nicaragua, worked with Paso Fino horses in Colombia and Peru, then moved to Andalucia, Spain and learned about lineage and the training techniques of old Spanish riders. I'm currently working with Spanish Mustangs in Switzerland.
Starting Western Foals
Softening up response to signals
Rider balance and harmony between horse and human
Type of Ride Work
Western and bareback.
Eager to learn more about English styles, show jumping, and dressage.
What I can offer is a solid foundation of horsemanship basics. I am well read and versed in the many big-names of the horse training world, and I have worked with enough horses to have tried various techniques and find what works well for my personality and the horses.
In the equine world, the concept of "feel" comes up in conversation pretty often: what it means, how we know when it's there, why some people seem more predisposed to it than others. I believe I have a natural penchant for feel, but that only goes so far. Without learning and experience along the way, it is essentially useless. That is why I am ready to take my horsemanship to the next level. I want to continue to build on the advances I've made in the last few years.
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