Learn more about Scott and his Journey through this 27 minute podcast interview.
Although I am the third generation in my family to train professionally, I am the first to admit that this didn’t come easily to me. I grew up around and looked up to many of the country's iconic horsemen and believed reaching their level of progress was unattainable.
My earliest memory breaking a horse is giving youngsters their first rides while my father kept me on a lead from another horse. I can remember the old round yard. We left that property when I was 10 so maybe I was 8 or 9 when I started giving colts their first rides.
In my youth I asked all the great horsemen lots of question and little by little I improved as a horseman, but not nearly as fast as I wanted to. The main reason for this was I lacked structure in my program. I was always guessing and to tell you the truth it was only the strong work ethic I inherited from my father that was getting me by. After a six year apprenticeship working for my family, being out on my own as a breaker and trainer was a huge challenge and many days finished in frustrations.
Looking back, the reason was simple - I was short on knowledge. So what took me from frustration and guessing to being a professional horseman and coach that has a business that is growing too big and gets to travel worldwide doing what he loves? The answer is simple - structure and mechanics.
And the crazy part is it's quite simple and easy to learn, not the unattainable myth like you may be lead to believe.
What is the best advice you were ever given?
Learn to break your horse down to 4 body parts - head and neck, shoulders, ribs, and hind ends.
As you will see on my DVD I have a specific drill for each of these parts. I will clearly show you how to isolate, train and test each body part. This will enable you to locate resistance and improve each part individually so all the mind blowing and spine tingling spins and lead changes etc will now become very doable.
Coaching is a passion of Scott’s and he can be booked to coach at your club. Scott has given horsemanship demonstrations at the Queensland Polocrosse titles and state Polo titles in South Africa.
Remember, frustration ends where knowledge begins.