I was born into an animal loving family. We always had cats and dogs. I loved training our pets and faithfully took the family dog to weekly training classes as a pre-teen.
Horses came into the picture when I was about 8 years old. My sister and I pestered our parents for riding lessons. During one lesson, my horse took off and I fell off. While I was fearful of a similar incident in future lessons, I continued.
In 2015, I was introduced to the world of Equitation Science and horse behaviour. I attended as many education opportunities as possible and have been mentored by some of the top experts in horse behaviour and training - Justine Harrison, Sharon Madore, Peggy Hogan, Shawna Karrasch, and Dr. Susan Friedman.
Riding and being around horses is dangerous. The unpredictable nature of a prey animal cause more injury and mortality than riding a motorcycle My goal is to improve human safety by helping people understand their horses and help their horses to overcome behavioural challenges using practical, science based methods - counter conditioning, systematic desensitization, functional behaviour analysis, and positive reinforcement training.