Kristin was born in Tucson, Arizona. Her family exposed her to horses at a very early age and it was here that her love for horses began. Life’s distractions however pulled horses out of focus for Kristin throughout her teenage years while she pursued another sport, soccer, which ultimately put her through college on scholarship. Post college, Kristin became a successful Human Resources executive, all the while finding herself at her best when with her horses.
Knowing that she ultimately wanted to pursue her passion for horses as a full-time profession, Kristin began studying nationally acclaimed horse training methods, apprenticing with local horse trainers and working hands on with some of the country’s top horse-training authorities when they passed through town. These experiences created a tool box of various training methods and approaches from which Kristin pulls to develop Cadence Horsemanship lesson and clinic programs.
Cadence Horsemanship reinforces natural horsemanship methods including the benefit of foundation training based on mutual understanding and respect between horses and their owners and riders. Kristin believes in understanding the horse and the underlying psychology of why they do what they do. She is a natural leader and instructor who breaks the training method down into easy-to-understand steps so that horse owners can enjoy their horses as much as possible. Encouraging people to learn about caring for, training, and riding horses is a priority for Kristin. Inspired by her early exposure to horses, she maintains that people and horses benefit mutually from learning about each other.
Kristin remains active in equestrian circles, participating in mounted drill team, trail obstacle competitions, wrangling on trail rides and cattle drives as well as volunteering her time with the mounted police. She, along with the Cadence team, take their knowledge on the road, holding instructional clinics throughout Arizona. In her downtime she enjoys spending time at home with her husband, Dan, and their three dogs.