Growing up in Texas, my parents supplied me with all the stick horses I could ride, but it wasn’t until my senior year of High School that I bought my first real horse.
I studied equine science in college but it wasn’t until I watched a clinic with Ray Hunt that I realized there was much more to training than what was being taught in my classes.
In order to become the best horseman I possibly could, I made an effort to learn directly from the legends, such as Ray Hunt, Ronnie Willis, Jack Brainard, and Walter Zettl. I’ve also studied with, worked for, and started colts alongside other great horsemen, including Pat Parelli, Craig Johnson, Martin Black, Darren Simpkins, and Buck Brannaman. These experiences have been invaluable. As I’ve grown in my own horsemanship, I’ve been able to share my knowledge with others who are looking to better themselves for their horses. I’ve logged many miles developing horses for various ranches and teaching classes around the world.
I love most to be working, roping, and branding cattle in addition to developing and showing bridle horses. I am honored to have participated in the Horsemen’s Re-Union and to have helped start and develop several colts that have competed in the NCHA Futurity finals.
In 2014 I began competing as a Road to the Horse Wild Card, and in 2015, won the event with my horse Sailor. This allowed me an opportunity to step into a round pen at the World Championship of Colt Starting. I competed along side Chris Cox and Jim Anderson – both of whom are previous champions from the event. I learned a great deal from this event and enjoyed demonstrating the principles my mentors have shared with me, all while showing the style of horsemanship that has become uniquely my own.
I continue to start and develop horses for a variety of purposes, especially Ranch Horse Performance and Reined Cow-Horse. We travel as a family sharing what we know and seeking the next level of excellence for ourselves, our horses, and dedicated students.
From time to time I share what we are up to on my own Facebook page: