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Horses had captured my heart by the time I was two or three years old. I spent my childhood riding and playing (riding like a “banshee” with my best friend) in Boulder, Colorado. I temporarily left horses behind when I went away to college, but combined my passion for them and for the mountains duringseveral summers when I worked at SanbornWestern Camps, west of Pikes Peak, as the Head Wrangler. That experience of leading groups of kids on horseback into the mountains on 4 and 5-day camping and riding trips  proved invaluable. It was also tons of fun!


Later in 1995, the Parelli program captured my heart after I'd returned to horses and spent a few successful yet frustrating years competing in NRHA reining. The combination of horses and a natural, empowering way to develop partnership with them proved intoxicating! The Parelli instructors’ program accepted me in 1997,  I left my “real” job as a psychologist in 2000, and haven't looked back since. Currently, I'm a 4* Senior Instructor and a Horse Development Specialist. Each year since 1997, I've spent several weeks studying directly with Pat or Linda. 


I teach and train at my beautiful horse facility in Minnesota, as well as at the Parelli Center in Pagosa, and other places in the U.S. I have taught in Costa Rica, the U.K., and east and west Africa. I love to travel! My motto has been "have savvy, will travel. See my website , my Facebook page and my Facebook timeline





 







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