Ty grew up exploring a 500 acre farm on the back of a pony, an appaloosa, and a quarter horse. Through all of the adventures on that farm he gained a great appreciation for horses and animals, in general. In 1999, he met Harry Whitney, who encouraged him to look deeper into how horses think and feel about a person’s interactions with them.
As Ty’s understanding and ability to help horses progressed, people began asking him to assist in solving the problems they were encountering with their horses. Early in his career, the time he had to work with people and their horses was limited due to his full-time math teaching position. After teaching in public schools for ten years, he began teaching horsemanship as a full-time endeavor in 2014.
Currently, Ty travels from farm to farm offering clinics and private lessons. His goal is to help people develop enjoyable working relationships with their horses. His day consists of working with a variety of people, breeds, and riding disciplines.