Whether it is refresher training, event specific work or starting; I’m dedicated to meeting each training goal!
My main goal is to take horses who are thought to be too much trouble or ‘beyond’ help and put the time, love and training into them that will help them flourish. Every horse has a purpose, I want to help them find it. At the end of February 2017, I bought my first project horse. She was a shelter horse and I had no idea how she would be the first time I rode her; she was perfect. Odette has not only become an amazing horse with endless potential but she will forever be a part of my family.
The first time I was on a horse was when I was 2 years old. Until the last few years, I got my horse fix where I could; volunteering at rescues, riding my friend’s horses and I even leased a horse for a bit. It wasn’t until I took my position as a working student based in Topeka, KS that I decided horses are my life. I have had the opportunity to work with horses in different facets and each job helped me narrow down what it is about horses that keeps me wanting more.
My lessons, make the rider the priority. Since that is who I am training I make it a point to discuss what it is they want to get from their lessons. Some people want to improve their overall horsemanship, some would like to prepare for owning in the future or maybe they are thinking about switching disciplines. No matter the goal(s), every lesson client is expected to do more than just ride (no matter the age). I make sure clients are exposed to all the everyday, on the ground practices that are the foundation of an equestrian.
Each lesson plan is catered to an individual’s goals, personality and learning style. This is the best way to ensure progress
I also want to help first time horse owners/buyers find their forever horse(s). I am very adamant about a person having a connection with a horse before purchasing. This isn’t always the easiest route when buying a horse, but it is well worth it when you find that horse that is meant for you.
« Late or no show policy » Any ‘no show’ will still be charged their whole session fee. Cancellations without 24hrs notice will incur a 25% charge at the next scheduled session. Cancellations due to weather or with 24hrs+ notice will not incur a fee.
- Owner of Rough Diamond Ranch LLC (EST. February 2019)
- Groom for Stachowski Inc., San Marcos, California (September 2018 – November 2018)
- Riding Instructor at Stepp Stables, Camp Pendleton, California (October 2016 – September 2018)
- Trail Guide for several stables including San Diego Beach Rides
- Assistant Riding Instructor Black Horse Lodge, Little River, Australia (September 2015 – February 2016)
- Ian Francis Clinic
- Double Dan Clinic
- Working student at Equi-Venture Farm (December 2014 – June 2015)
- Began training with Cassi Soule at Weathering Springs, Eagle Point, Oregon 2004