Equestrian Center Manager
Husband, Mom and Dad, and Brother
HOW DID YOU GET INTO YOUR FIELD?
I have always had a love for horses and I began riding when I was 9. I began training horses when I was 14 and have been training ever since. I also started teaching horseback lessons when I was 17 and have greatly enjoyed sharing my knowledge with children and adults.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WITH CORDILLERA RANCH?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ASPECT OF WORKING IN THE HILL COUNTRY?
I love the fresh air, the peace of nature, and the relationships I develop with the horses.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES/INTERESTS?
Training horses and competing in cutting and roping events.
“We ride and never worry about the fall, guess that’s just the cowboy in us all” –George Strait
FAVORITE MOVIE AND WHY?
The Man from Snowy River. I love the natural way of living and that horses were their means of transportation. Riding through mountains, valleys and woods is such an amazing experience.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR GREATEST CHALLENGE IN YOUR BUSINESS?
The horse business, like many things in life, has its extreme highs and extreme lows. Some years the breeding and selling business is booming and some years it is a big challenge. Through the good and the bad, I have always kept horses as a part of my life.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR MOST REWARDING EXPERIENCE IN YOUR BUSINESS?
I love that moment when you finally get a great connection and bond between you and a young horse. I love the feeling of knowing that I was the first person to ever touch, halter, or ride that horse, and that I gained his trust enough to do so.
FAVORITE ASPECT OR FEATURE AT CORDILLERA RANCH?
Even though Cordillera Ranch turned into a neighborhood, it is still natural. The grass is still long and un-groomed. There are still open fields, and thick brush.