When Sienna was a young girl, her great uncle threw her up on the back of one of his best reining horses and let her ride the gelding around. “He had nothing on but a halter and lead rope, and my uncle just left me to figure it out,” Sienna says. “I loved every second of it and have had horses in my life ever since.”
She grew up competing in gymkhanas and showed horses in 4-H, earning several state titles. When she was 13, she turned her focus to barrel racing. “I remember reading a magazine around that time and there was an article about Clinton in it. It piqued my interest, and I went online and investigated him and his training method,” she says.
It wasn’t long before she was subscribed to the Downunder Horsemanship YouTube channel and was learning everything she could about the Method. “Clinton made horsemanship so easy and simple for me. I’ve watched a lot of different trainers, but none of them were able to break down horse training for me the way that Clinton has. I love how he tells you the exact steps to take, and if you follow them, you will make progress with your horse,” Sienna explains.
Inspired by the results she achieved with the Method, Sienna enjoyed sharing her knowledge with other horsemen she’d meet at fun shows and gymkhanas. “If someone was having trouble with their horse and looking for help, I was happy to step in and give them tips that I’d picked up from watching Clinton’s videos,” Sienna says.
Because of her passion for horsemanship and dedication to adding to her knowledge, it was only natural for Sienna to enroll in the Clinician Academy. “Ever since I was 13, I planned on coming to the Academy and being certified by Clinton to teach the Method,” Sienna says. “I love sharing my knowledge, and the Method has made such a big difference in my horsemanship. I love teaching it to other people.”