Melinda started riding horses when she was a child. She worked long hours at a equine facility riding young horses and leading trail rides before she entered high school. She competed in multiple disciplines in her early years in English and Western Pleasure and Equitation, Hunter / Jumpers, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, and Trail classes. When she was 15 she was introduced to the world of Dressage and decided she wanted to "dance" with her horse. After several years studying and competing in dressage she missed the excitement of jumping, so she turned to Eventing a three phase riding event that includes Dressage, Stadium Jumping and Cross Country Jumping.
She spent a great deal of time studying several natural horsemanship trainers to enrich her training so that she could incorporate gentle methods and a solid base to starting horses. She loves to work with horses and people together so that a partnership can be created that is clear, calm, confident and effective.
Melinda lives in Trinidad a small community in Southern Colorado with her husband, her two children, a small herd of horses and a pack of friendly dogs.