I can provide a great list of people who will recommend me, but other than a relatively short list of awards, I have no certifications.
I expect I'm unusual. I grew up on a dairy farm, and have worked at hunter/jumper farms, breeding farms, private farms, and general boarding stables. I just sold a company I started and am looking for a farm position with on site living.
I grew up on a dairy farm - which is to say I know how to work hard, drive tractors, fix things. I'm resourceful. All of that seems 50% of what's required for any work around a horse facility.
I've enjoyed a variety of equine facilities and equine types throughout my life: Hanoverians, Morgans, racing quarterhorses, cutting quarterhorses, thoroughbreds, hunters/jumpers, foaling, starting young horses/gentling.
I have been riding for 20+ years; I continue to learn. Most recently my interests have been biomechanics of both horse and rider as well as teacher/learner alternatives to make the experience more enjoyable for both.
I'm more of an all-around hand than a specialist. Most recently, my interests have been in Competitive Trail Trials and Cowboy Dressage; I appreciate their including the quality of the partnership in their judging. I have been studying and practicing positive reinforcement (clicker) training for the last year.
I've worked on a variety of farms - from small general boarding facilities with 12 horses to larger breeding farms with six stallions and 300 recipient mares for embryo transfer.
Mostly flat work. I have jumped but it's been years. Cowboy Dressage, Trail Obstacles, Some Parelli Education, Clicker Training, Driving. Lots of trail/hacking and also have decent knowledge of working cows from foot and horseback.
2017 California Horse Expo - Cowboy Dressage 6th place 2017 Novato Horse Trials - Champion
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