Evan grew up on a small farm in Port Orchard, Washington and have had horses all his life. They showed, he did Pony Club and 4H but it was not until he stumbled upon horseman like Pat Parelli and Buck Brannaman when he was a kid that he knew what he wanted to chase, the philosophy of horsemanship of Tom Dorrance and Ray Hunt. Over the years Evan has been influenced by dozens of brilliant horsemen and horsewomen and has had the privilege to have ridden with some of the best in the world including: Peter Campbell, Buck Brannaman, Trina Campbell, Pat Parelli, Martin Black, Joe Wolter and Dennis Reis. Even though he has been a professional horseman for over a decade taking in client horses and giving his own clinics, Evan is wholeheartedly dedicated to his own continuing education. Evan is absolutely a committed student of the horse and plans on learning up until the day he dies. Evan continues to ride with many of his mentors multiple times a year and in turn, the people that ride with him can rest assured that what he brings to the table and what he can offer you and your horse become greater everyday. Horsemanship, horses, helping people and horses understand each other is his passion, and his purpose in life.
The goal in both Evan’s horse training programs and his clinics is to leave the horse more at peace around people, around his environment and within himself and to leave you with a better understanding of how to communicate, how to build confidence and how to have purpose. Evan doesn’t teach a specific "discipline", but rather encourage students to develop problem-solving skills, consider the horse's point of view and take his expression and feelings into consideration.