Bryan grew up on a high country farm deep in the mountains of the West Coast of New Zealand. Horses were the primary means of transport on the farm so Bryan got very quickly immersed in riding and training. Everything from packing deer carcasses to cutting cattle was done using horses. Soon Bryan needed to test his ability against others. He competed in jumping and gymkhana competitions which led to eventing and some rodeo.
Dressage and Eventing become a big part of his life once he started breeding warmblood thoroughbred cross horses. Breeding, raising and training these horses has given him a tremendous understanding of how horses work and how to help people get along better with them. He learnt to break in the old style stockmans way, roping up legs, demanding discipline from the horse. This never sat well with Bryan, he was always looking for a less stressful system of working with a horse. This led him to embrace horsemanship. He studied with Parelli, Ray Hunt, Ken Faulkner(AUS) observed Brannaman, Roberts and many others.
Horsemanship was the missing piece of the puzzle that he had been looking for. He ran with it. Applying what he learnt to starting colts and working problem horses, he is now an established clinician helping others get along better with their horses.