Training and riding lessons: 2014 - present

Training and lessons in the Oakley/Brentwood area.

Training and riding lessons: 2007 – 2009, 2011 – 2014

Riding Instructor/Trainer, Kickin’ Back Ranch, Brentwood, Ca.  Western, English, Trail, and Pleasure.


Continuing Education

I attend clinics on Natural Horsemanship, Linda Tellington Jones TTouch, Parelli, Least Resistance Training Concepts (LRTC), Buck Brannaman and other equine clinics throughout the year. 


Volunteering for Least Resistance Training Concepts (LRTC): 2007 - Present     

Attending and assisting with LRTC play days, clinics on Natural Horsemanship, Linda Tellington Jones TTouch, Parelli, and other equine topics throughout the year.


Equestrian Centers International (ECI): 1997 - Present

Received instruction in Hunter/Jumpers under Michael D. Cintas – current trainer for the horse portion of the Pentathlon in the Olympics.  Competed on the A – Circuit shows.  Worked with young horses from birth through saddle training, managed facility when trainer’s were out of town, worked/organize/set-up/managed shows, coordinated planning for end of the year Gala, and schooled horses.


Training and teaching lessons: 1997 - 2005

Riding Instructor/Trainer in Rancho Cucamonga, Ca.   Western, English, Pleasure, and Competition.


Horse Ranch Management: 1998 to 2000

Attended Mt. San Antonio College to take Horse Ranch Management classes.  Classes included basic horsemanship, colt starting, health of the horse, including breeding and delivery of foals, hoof care, and management on operating a working ranch.


4-H Member: 1992 to 1999

Focused on the Horse Project, Hippology, Horse Judging, and Horsebowl.  Qualified in each project to compete at the state level and/or national. Attended clinics held for horse project, including Linda Tellington Jones TTouch. 


Rising Stars Equestrian Therapy (RSET): 1992 - 1997

Received instruction in Dressage and Hunter/Jumpers from Don Miller and Pat Morris, Riding Instructors at RSET.  Competed at local, 4-H, State and large circuit shows.  Assisted younger riders on proper safety and care of horses, worked with the therapeutic riding lessons weekly, prepared for horse shows, and monitored the health of the animals on the facility.


Debbie Day, Western Horse Trainer: 1989 - 1991

Received instruction in western pleasure, trail courses, trail rides, western shows.

Current Project:

4-year-old wild mustang: Gentled and rode in a parade in 4 months.  Preparing horse for trails, trail trials, and western pleasure.

Check out my blog on her progress, cmcmustangs.blogspot.com