Horses have been my life, born a city boy, it was difficult for me to satisfy my hunger to be with horses. My only exposure to horses was a summer vacation at my uncle's dairy farm who had a couple of draft horses. Something about the place was mystical to me. The smell of farm, the smell of horses triggered something in me. As a teenager, the opportunity to ride a horse and to own one came along. From that point in time I have always had horses in my life. Horses fascinated me. As a young man, I had the chance to move to British Columbia to work as a cowboy on some of the largest ranches in Canada. Over a ten years period, I chased wild bovines from the back of a horse, I was fortunate, and got to ride some really good horses.
I had developed a desire to become a true horseman. I read all I could find on the subject of natural horsemanship, and try to follow a few master, one of them being Mr. Ray Hunt. I took several clinics from him, especially in colt starting. I also came to know several good horsemen, but none of them could provide me with what I needed to fulfill my desire to learn.
I finally found what I had been looking for when I crossed trail with Pat and Linda Parelli in November of 2000. I had been looking for a true, honest, and natural way to communicate with horses. Winning a competition didn't mean anything to me if I knew I had cheated my horse. The day I saw Pat Parelli at the tour, my life changed, I remember sitting in Fayetteville, Arkansas watching Pat on his stallion Liberty in total admiration. I really felt as if Pat was talking to me that day.
From that day on I have never been the same, I plunged into Pat's program head first and never stopped. Still, today, I hunger for more knowledge and I am fortunate that Pat and Linda can provide this knowledge through their incredible program. I am better today than I ever have been and will be better tomorrow because the program is so progressive. Thanks to Pat and Linda for providing me with this program, with their support and their encouragement. I don't care about competition any more because I win every day with my own horses. My
successes and the incredible relationship I have with my horses is beyond comparison.
I have moved all over North America; from Quebec City where I was born and raised to British Colombia where I worked on the largest cattle ranches in Canada, Louisiana which I called home for nearly 20 years, and now California is where I have settled into my new place I call home.