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.