My career with horses began at an early age with a weekend job at a Sydney riding school. I soon took an interest in dressage and show jumping and quickly discovered many owners wanted me to compete on their horses. I began breaking-in horses during my mid-teens. At university I undertook a science degree and later was awarded a doctorate in physiology. During this time I continued to educate horses and compete at a high level in the show jumping arena.
Subsequent to being awarded my PhD, I pursued research interests overseas in North America and Europe. While living overseas I continued to work with horses on a casual basis. I received several contracts to start horses in in different countries. But I also worked privately for the general public.
After several years overseas I returned to Australia and shortly after substituted my academic and research career for working full-time as a horse trainer in Victoria. In early 2003, I met Michèle Jedlicka from Kansas at a Harry Whitney clinic in Arizona. We were married at the end of that year and the partnership extended into the business of training horses and teaching at clinics together. We moved to Delungra in northern NSW in April 2011 where I focus most of my time teaching clinics, writing and enjoying my horses. Presently my interests have followed down the road of more teaching and clinics and less time spent training horses for people.
Michele and I continue our higher education in horse training by studying the principles of good horsemen in Australia, North America and Europe.