Allan has always had a fascination for all things natural – and horsemanship has really been an extension of that.
Apart from riding ponies around 12 years of age, his foray into horses was at the racetrack before school and on weekends. This led to training into his own right, but it was an unruly colt that led him to seek help.
A mutual friend introduced him to Wayne Anderson, who changed the way he saw his relationship and understanding of horses. Wayne exposed Allan to the ways of legendary horseman such as Tom & Bill Dorrance, Ray Hunt, Buck Brannaman and others of the influence.
Allan starts colts, educates ‘problem horses’ and works with people from all disciplines, giving private lessons as well as conducting clinics. Allan still attends clinics to continue his own learning path which he knows is a lifelong journey. “There is an emphasis on having the person look at the influence on the human/equine relationship as opposed to just looking at the horse as the problem.”