I'm originally from South Africa, where I learned how to communicate with horses in a more natural way through patients, respect, and connection. Part of my training was learning how to ride without a bridle, and eventually, with just a neck rope. At the same time, I also completed level 1 and 2 of Parelli Natural Horsemanship. When I came to the USA, in 2016, I went to a Community College and got my Associates's degree In Equine Science. Even though I was not allowed to practice natural horsemanship, I was able to handle the horses with more understanding, appreciation, and devotion than most of the other students. Working with horses in the US has given me another perspective and awareness of how horses think and behave. However, I feel as if horses in the US are treated more harshly than in South Africa, which is one of the reasons why I have chosen to become a Natural Horsemanship and Liberty training instructor and that, one day, I may be able to help people gain more knowledge, compassion, and acceptance.