I've had a passion for horses for as long as I can remember. I love all kinds of animals, but I've always been drawn to horses most of all. They have a combination of power and beauty that's unique. They also have unique individual personalities. I've especially found that to be true in my training. A few years ago, I started looking into teaching horses tricks, using my two mares -- Cheyenne, a half-quarter horse and half-Arabian, and Gypsy, a full-blooded Egyptian Arabian. I started by teaching them to bow, and it has progressed to the point that Cheyenne can now do around 40 tricks while Gypsy can do around 20. I've also trained both of them to paint abstract artwork. This training has only strengthened the bond between me and my mares. They enjoy what they do, and almost seem disappointed when they get some time off.