Having nearly 20 years break from owning a horse and riding, the opportunity came up for me to get an off the track thoroughbred. I didn’t know what I was getting myself into, it seemed like everything had changed so much, but most of all my confidence was shot. I brought him home and he was a dream to handle on the ground, after a couple of weeks of light work, I thought it was time to bite the bullet and jump on. As soon as my bum hit the saddle, his head went down and he went into a bucking frenzy with me ending up on the ground and him bolting and as well as cutting his leg. I was at a loss of what to do, so I asked Gary, a vet friend of mine to find me a cowboy!
Gary came through and gave me Paul’s number. I told him the situation and we set up a day for him to come out. I wasn’t sure what to expect. That day was amazing! My horse Dexter really made Paul work for it.
I was not expecting to see Dexter ridden or I would never have thought that I would be riding, I wasn’t even dressed to get on as I wasn’t expecting the progress that Paul had made. Not only did Paul ride him, he was cracking his whip on him!
Not only did he work with Dex, he has worked with me to get my confidence back and teach me the proper techniques to control my horse and ride with confidence. Paul is such an amazing horseman and words can’t express how grateful I am to have found him and have him working with myself and Dexter.