I’m an amateur horse trainer, and I try to train using the language of the horse. That and common sense. I do a lot of groundwork and problem solving, and I’m working to perfect my own riding skills through watching instructional DVDs as well as some hands-on training from a lady I work for. From her I’m learning some basic dressage techniques, and I’ve found that one can learn something from every discipline. I don’t follow any one trainer’s methods exclusively; rather, I combine different things from trainers like Chris Cox, Clinton Anderson, Pat Parelli, Stacy Westfall, Larry Whitesell, and any others I happen to come across.
My horse is an Arab cross gelding. His name is Traveler, and he’s 19 years old. While normally sensible and a little on the dominant side, he can get pretty excited when he comes across something strange.
As a family, we have Rocky Mountain horses, including a stallion named Rocky Mountain Man. The Rockies are a very calm and gentle gaited breed. Check out our Facebook page Halal Mountain Horses for pictures and updates.
If you have any questions about my methods of training or would just like to chat horses, either message me on Facebook or e-mail me at brintraveler(at)gmail(dot)com.
If I write any blog posts about my horse training endeavors, I will post links to them on this page. Periodically I post pictures of our horses, and you can view those by liking my Facebook page.