Robert was born in Logan County in 1952 in the town of Guthrie Okla. His first memory connected to horses was when he was about two years old and someone put him on one of the work horses that were used to work the fields. He started to learn how to ride racehorses from his brother at age12 and won his first official race at 16 in Cleveland Ohio. Robert rode races throughout Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming and Oklahoma, and then received his racehorse training license in 1975 in Ruidoso, New Mexico. He raced in New Mexico, Colorado, Iowa and Oklahoma until 2004. The only time that horses haven't been a part of Robert’s life was two years spent in the army, in 1972-1974. In
the early 80's, Robert became familiar with the legendary horseman and clinician Ray Hunt. The first thing he learned from him was that the "horse is never wrong". Over time that philosophy has become the cornerstone of his work with horses. Robert says “To me, it doesn't mean that you can't be firm, but
it does mean that anger should never be a part of the process. It is my goal to keep improving my ability to connect, approach and interact with horses in a way that they respect and respond to mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. I believe God created horses and the way we approach them should not be self-centered."
Robert & Team Amira
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