For me, horses are more than just a way to make a living. At 17, I found my Lord and through my faith in Him and my passion for horses I have been saved. I grew up as an inner city kid in the Ft. Worth area. There was a stable nearby and I would ride my bike there as often as I could. I would offer to clean stalls, brush horses or anything else they needed for the opportunity to ride a horse even if it was only for 10 minutes. I'm sure I was a pest, but I am thankful the owner didn't kill that passion in me. I have always known horses would be a major part of my life. The Devil may still have a hold of me at times, but his grip is getter weaker every day.
As I have grown in my horsemanship journey, I believe my true calling is in teaching. I love to see the changes in both the horse and rider when they leave a clinic. I get great satisfaction knowing I am helping them to form a better partnership and understanding of each other.
I will continue to learn from my mentors each year as I believe there is always room for improvement. I have traveled to Australia and attended clinics with a wonderful horseman/friend there for a month and came away with more tools for my arsenal.
In 2018 I was one of the colt starters at the Legacy of Legends. It was a great honor and a wonderful experience I will always treasure.
I look forward to meeting you and your horse down the trail in the future.