I wanted to find someone who could teach me and my horse, without abuse, or tension or stress or worry. But I had no idea where to start looking.
So here’s what I did.
I began my first 'crazy adventure'! I spent many years reading through internet forums looking for suggestions for interesting trainers around the world who taught in a way that was considerate of my horse.
I jumped on planes and watched demonstrations and expositions from places as exotic as Vegas in the USA, and New South Wales in Australia.
And I found wonderful horse people all over the world. Many were not famous but they did beautiful work with horses...
I actually noticed that many of the most inspiring horse people - were the ones who weren't really that good at doing facebook posts, or youtube videos.
Instead they quietly worked their horses, with kindness and consideration. And they were happy to share what they knew, to those who appreciated the value in how they worked with horses.
And so after nearly 10 years following many of these 'quiet horsemen', I decided that their knowledge was too valuable to not share with the wider horse community.