Scott's philosophy is simple: the horse only has one job. It's a job the horse is instinctively great at and can take pride in. That job isn't to be submissive, obedient, nor does it require control. It can be assisted with a soft approach. That job is simply to follow. And thus, the onus is on us to inspire our followers; to provide them not only with the tools to do the job but provide exceptional leadership in a way they naturally understand it. In Scott's style, training and riding become a positive and successful experience for both horse and rider; a journey in which we amass skills as trusted leaders and great communicators.
Scott offers a unique understanding of relational horsemanship blended with a passion for the outdoors. It's a successful combination which has Scott sought out to assist with wild horse programs, equine assisted learning, cowboy challenge associations, trail riding clubs and more. His sold out clinics continuously earn praise from individuals and riding organizations alike.
“I grew up in a small agricultural community which instilled in me an appreciation for all life and a strong sense of family. In addition to horses, my education and experience include engineering, human resource management and airline flying. Those endeavours have inspired my creativity, an enthusiasm for creating positive experiences, and a desire to guide people and horses to places they can shine in their achievements.”
Drawing on a practical knowledge of equine bio-mechanics and psychology, Scott shares the fundamentals of the horse's mind and body in his teaching. He understands that every horse is a unique individual with unique needs and that our understanding of these fundamentals allows us to adapt our training and riding to create success with every single horse. In Scott's style of horsemanship, all horses and people are amazing and capable of great things.
From new riders to professional trainers and coaches, Scott welcomes clients of all ages, backgrounds and riding disciplines. He holds a clinic season at his own ranch, Amazing Horse County, an expansive property which offers access to thousands of trails to explore. With a diversity of clinics including Liberty, Trail Riding, Obstacle Course and Progressive Horsemanship, Scott helps every horse and rider excel in skill, confidence and partnership. He also travels throughout the year to conduct his clinics in venues across the country. His popular online training program embodies his one-on-one approach to learning, applying his relational horsemanship style to a vast variety of topics in his characteristic fun-loving manner.
Regularly asked to contribute to magazines, online publications and live sessions for various groups, Scott also publishes his own articles, videos and podcasts at amazinghorsecountry.com.
My goals are:
To develop the art of horsemanship by integrating knowledge of the horse into our growth as horse-people,
To bring a greater awareness of the potential we can reach when we work with the horse's mind and body together - in all equine pursuits,
To enhance and enrich our selfmanship: becoming dependable, accountable and trusted leaders through relations with our horses and ownership of ourselves,
To inspire fun and excitement for riders and their equine partners through creative and challenging obstacles, games, trail riding, mutual encouragement and camaraderie,
To create a world for riders and horses, free of fear, overflowing with confidence, where everything is achievable."
The owner of Amazing Horse Country, Scott has a wide variety of experience in the horse industry including:
The mission of Amazing Horse Country is:
To that end, we currently offer a wide variety of clinics, training and lessons. See our schedule for all the details.
There are many choices available when it comes to horse training. Likely, there are also as many definitions for horsemanship as there are horses. So what do we do that's different?
Well...if you have trained with us before, you know the answer :) Here's a few of our beliefs:
With your enthusiasm and passion for horses, the future has no limits! Amazing Horse Country continues to grow and evolve with fun and exciting events, clinics and training for you and your horses. We're looking forward to sharing the future with you at our new property in 2022.
Scott's articles appear in several online and print magazines; you can read some of them here.
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