Jennifer began riding horses at 13 years old and hasn’t stopped since. She attended Feather River College in Quincy, CA where she received her Associates in Equine Studies with a Ranch Skills Concentration. While there, she worked as a horseback trail guide in the Sierra Nevada mountains. She continued her education at Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg, ID where she completed her Bachelors in Agriculture Education and met her husband, Charlie. She now lives in Yuma, AZ with her husband and 2 young children where she has worked at Rocking 45 Farm, LLC as a riding instructor for more than 5 years.
“I believe that horsemanship is a lifelong-learning opportunity. It is not something that is accomplished in a short time but something that is developed and grown over many years and should continue to grow your whole life as you work at it. Horses can and should be our partners but we must work to develop that bond. I strongly feel that a rider must be pushed out of their comfort zone in order to grow and accomplish the goals they set for themselves. However, safety is my number one priority! In order for that to happen, a rider must learn to listen to their horse. They are amazing at communicating, we just need to learn to listen.”