Ben sat on a horse for the first time when he was two and has been continually riding or working with horses ever since. He has worked professionally with horses for the past twenty five years in varying capacities including, as an exercise rider on the race track, leading trail rides in Central Park in Manhattan, working as groom for Olympic riders, managing a farm, training show jumpers and riders with top international equestrians and as a farrier. Ben holds his MA Riding Instructor’s license and is an Advanced Level Therapeutic Riding Instructor certified through PATH International. He enjoys incorporating his diverse horse background to create engaging therapeutic lessons that challenge his students both physically and cognitively. Ben facilitates lessons where his riders can connect with their horse, and the people around them, while learning new skills. He is driven to help his riders reach their highest potential on the horse!