Turning Wild Horses Into Dream Horses

Bridget Sullivan

     My first "free lease" pony Kahlua                   My first horse Mac                 Me and my mustang Marty in the Rocky Mountains                At the Beach with Beau

My Girls, Kelly and Sugar

I started basic hunter/jumper riding lessons when I was 12 years old and was immediately hooked! Since then, I have pursued many types of riding and experiences with horses. My favorite thing will always be exploring the rugged country and trails alone with my horse, but I also love to jump, work cattle, practice dressage and continue my journey on making a vaquero bridle horse. When people ask me what type of riding I do, or if I ride western or english, I never know exactly how to answer them. I enjoy so much with my horses! First and foremost, I ride for fun and enjoyment, for both me and my mount. I try to accomplish communication with my horses that will allow me to pursue whatever discipline suits us. I ride and train all of my horses the same as I believe that good riding is good riding, no matter the outfit, tack or discipline specific tasks we choose to perform.

For years I learned a lot just by trial and error and listening to my horse. But I have also gained priceless information from years of hunter, jumper and dressage riding lessons and more recently, traveling to horsemanship clinics to ride with those I most admire. I frequently ride with Buck Brannaman, Ricky Quinn and Patrick King and but have also learned from with other great teachers such as Sam Brown, Warwick Schiller, Buster McLaury, and Wylene Wilson to name a few.

In 2014, I competed in the Extreme Mustang Makeover for the first time and won the rookie champion belt buckle. I have since participated in 2 other Mustang Makeovers. Gentling and training a previously untouched wild horse is an experience like no other. I was lucky to be able to keep two of the mustang that I trained. I also welcomed my first foal in 2014 and am expecting another one in Spring 2017.

I also love dogs and currently have an English Cocker named Kelly and a Pit Bull named Sugar. When I'm not riding or spending time with my own dogs, I'm busy pampering other peoples dogs with my mobile dog grooming business, Cocker Poodle Doo.