Inspire, educate & entertain is what I set out to do when I participate in an equine event or expo! I love to attend expos as a performer and clinician….. I have taught at a variety of events all over the country and in Canada. I have taught all kinds of things at expos from brideless riding & jumping, liberty, sensory training, roman riding to trick training. I have done a variety of performance routines in bridleless riding, hippodrome and roman riding. Performing at the 20120 World Equestrian Games was a highlight, because it was an international event. However, performing at Breyerfest was also pretty special, because they made my pony Toby into a Breyer model. However, the best thing about performing or teaching at equine expo/event is when people see me ….this young kid born with one hand doing all these things….they realize that they too can do anything they “dream of doing”. I am a solid trainer with a solid training program. I work really, really hard. But above all else I have always been a dreamer that goes after my dreams with all my heart. When people see me out there putting it all “on the line”, they are inspired to “Live their Dreams”. I consider it an amazing gift to be in a position to inspire people to “Change Lives” and inspire people to “Live their Dreams”.
Each and every day I work hard to be the best I can possibly be for my horses! I have been blessed to get some great instruction over the years from great trainers….like my mom, Elizabeth Solter, Tommie Turvey & Louise Serio. For the most part I do all of my own training of my horses! I love to teach and share what I have learned in an effort to help others be the best they can be for their horses. I taught six session at a national expo for the first time when I was 10. I held my first ever three day Taiji Horsemanship Clinic at Penn State in the November 2009, when was 11. I taught 12 topics from start to finish in three days. I think I surprised everyone. When I work with my horses I use a very consistent program with basic tools. I am committed to making sure I have prepared my horses for what I am going to asked them to do! My training methods come from everyone I have ever trained with or watched. I pick and choose and refine my training tools and exercises to find what works for me. When I was 11, I figured if I could understand and implement my methods, anyone could. On March 28, 2009, I founded Taiji Horsemanship. My goal was to share my methods to see everyone on a great journey with their horse, just like I have been on with mine.