As one of this country’s leading horsemen and clinicians, Chris Cox has dedicated his life to learning from the greatest teacher of all, the horse. Raised on a cattle ranch in the wilds of Australia, he spent years learning to understand and communicate with his equine partners. Building on these experiences, he created a systematic, common sense training program with the goal of developing a willing, working partnership between horse and human.
His practical, straight-forward approach has made Chris popular with horse people of all ages, skill levels and disciplines. His methods allow horse owners to learn horsemanship techniques that get results in a safe way, while increasing the rider’s confidence and knowledge. Western and English riders alike find that his proven styles and methods cross the borders of all riding disciplines and can be applied universally.
Chris has been conducting clinics and demonstrations for over 20 years. His main goal is to help horsemen and women learn how to understand and work with the horse through mutual respect and clear communication. Horse owners around the world have benefited from his Chris Cox Horsemanship Instructional Program, a step-by-step home study program that allows riders to progress at their own pace as they learn to better communicate with the horse using methods the horse clearly understands.
Chris is a two-time champion of the prestigious Road to the Horse competition, an event which gives 3 top trainers just 3 hours to start a previously untouched colt and then ride it through an obstacle course. When not on the road, Chris enjoys training and competing with his cutting horses and calls Mineral Wells, Texas home.