President of The Equestrian Academy
As a professional trainer for nearly 30 years with a national and international reputation, I've broken and trained nearly a thousand horses. But no one can ride a green horse anymore. This is because we no longer teach the SEAT or even basic horsemanship (balanced, secure rider combined knowledge-based control of the horse). Based on The Equestiran Center's core value of involving owner/rider participation, The Equestrian Academy was imagined - a facility designed from the ground up to educated future horse trainers and professionals.
In addition to learning the seat, studentsAreas of study include philosopy, anatomy, equine law, saddle making, farrier skills, and therapy with horses. Combined with a clear understanding of how the horse moves, thinks and communicates, we will produce effective trainers, held to a higher standard with employable skills.
This system is expected to be recogized as the Skill Standard in Texas and is under review by FEI.