Here at HorseBack UK we are delighted to welcome Jay Richardson and Robert Gonzales, both from California, who are here for two months to help ensure that both horses and personnel are fully prepared to deliver the courses for the upcoming year. Both guys bring a wealth of experience and knowledge and we are all very excited to have them here.
Having dedicated my life to working with and understanding our equine friends, and recently in America having become involved with several charities dedicated to assisting the recovery of military personnel, I have returned to Scotland to help the folks at HorseBack UK for the second year.
Last year I helped input the development of the HB UK courses by bringing my experience with ranch and quarter horses to ensure the courses provided here were safe, challenging and fun.
On my return with my friend and colleague Robert Gonzales, who like me has given up two precious months away from our work and families, I have found the charity much further ahead than I had hoped for. The two of us are here for two months and will work with the HBUK team to ensure both horses and people are as prepared for this season courses as is possible.
I feel honoured to be amongst such able people and to use my experience to further their recovery in any way I can.
Jay Richardson, Natural Horseman
As a third generation horseman and rancher, my whole life has been about working horses and cattle. As a horse trainer I train over eighty horses a year that end up in many different disciplines although most end up as working ranch horses. These horses have to be very broke as they need to work all day and carry out many different tasks and are ideally suited to the role required at HorseBack UK
The methodologies we are passing on to HorseBack are all focused on creating a relationship with the horse and understanding the language of horses.
Being in Scotland with Jay Richardson and the HBUK team is allowing me to give something back as well as utilising a life time learning and the people I am helping are truly inspirational.
The icing on the cake is that we hope to bring some of the HBUK team back to the states to work with American veterans later this year.
Robert Gonzales, Horse Trainer