Russell Higgins has a diverse and wide-ranging background with horses having studied many different disciplines and taught and studied in 18 different countries. He has also become known widely for his work with young horses and developing a connection with horses.
Horses have been a part of Russell’s life from an early age as Russell’s parents owned and operated the first horse trekking business in the Bay of Islands. Russell started his first horse in 1985 and has been teaching horsemanship clinics and starting young horses professionally since 1999.
Starting as one of Pat Parelli’s apprentices in Colorado, Russell has continued his education with other great horsemen such as Buck Brannaman, Marin Black and has been a student of Working Equitation, cow working and is a Cowboy Challenge judge in New Zealand.
For the last 21 years Russell has been teaching people and training horses professionally as well as continuing his learning of how both horses and humans learn. Russell’s clinics aim to focus on what the horse and human need from each other in order to have a safe, fun and productive relationship.