“Catching The Horse Bug”
I grew up in New Mexico and have always had a love and passion for horses from a very early age. I caught the horse bug from my grandfather, who rode Lipizzans in the Calvary. The first time I looked at a horse I knew I had to have one as they stirred something deep within my heart and soul. My first riding animal was a Donkey named, Padro, that I got at the age of 12 and my first horse was a bay mare named “Sugar”, not broke to ride but was very sweet so it did not take much to get her going under saddle.
I got my 2nd horse, Chico at the age of thirteen. This mare was not broke, was scared of the halter and would rear over backwards. With the help of my grandfather I was able to gain Chico’s trust and our relationship turned into a willing partnership. Later, I was even crowned “New Mexico FFA-FHA-4H Rodeo Queen” on Chico. Chico was an awesome little horse as she had so much heart and was so willing to please. Her and I had so much fun riding around in our neighborhood.
“Sharing My Passion”
The knowledge I gained from my grandfather and the experience of working with my own horses made it possible for me to help friends and neighbors with their horses. My gift with horses was soon recognized by all who knew me. As a young girl I competed in local 4H competitions and playdays, as a young lady I went on to compete in breed shows and exercising race horses. I’ve shown Arabians, Quarter Horses, Miniatures, Shetlands and Welsh Ponies.
In 1995 I began intensive training with Parelli Natural Horsemanship. I was in his program for five years and during that time I completed two years as a student instructor which gave me the skills to help other horse owners. As a student instructor I began coaching and helping other students achieve clearer communication and a stronger relationship with their horse. I provide private or group lessons, and clinics for women who own horses, ponies, or miniatures.
I have the ability to break things down into a simplified, step-by-step process which helps students gain confidence in themselves and get clearer with their communication. Sharing my love of horses and teaching women how to communicate more effectively with their horse is my greatest passion as your success is my success. My goal is to help every student achieve a great relationship with their horse, like I share with all of mine.
I have been involved in the horse world for over 35 years, have trained, shown and competed in equestrian events. I’ve dedicated my life to horses and I bring to each student a comprehensive and well rounded approach to horsemanship. As an added benefit I teach my students how to use holistic methods and products for their horse and themselves.
I’m devoted to continuous learning, always gleaning whatever I can from great Horsemen and Women who have proven their skills. My sister says all I do is eat, sleep and breath horses and I do. Even though I have a son who I dearly love, but I still treat my horses like they are my other children. Through my journey with horses, I’ve developed my own training and coaching style. I call it, “Passionate Horsemanship!”
I am an endorsed instructor for Click Horse Learning Center
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