Monique Potts has been involved with horses her entire life. Born in Erie, Colorado, her early years were spent on a small acreage where her mother, JanieJill Tointon, bred, sold, and trained horses and gave riding lessons.
Early on, Monique began attending and riding in Buck Brannaman clinics. She credits much of her horsemanship philosophy to Buck's influence throughout her life. "I am always willing to keep learning," Monique says. "To work with horses is to know that there is always something more to learn."
Monique has been teaching children and adults her techniques of natural horsemanship since 2003. "Life at the ranch has given me the opportunity to see both the rewards and the challenges of life with horses. I try to see that my students learn the same. I love animals, and think that horses, in particular, have a lot to teach us about life in general."
Monique’s passion for learning has taken her into the show world, where she is interested in showing cow horses as well as dressage. She has an amazing dressage partner in her horse, Niguel, with whom she earned her Bronze Medal after just a year competing in the dressage world. She also recently purchased a cow horse prospect named Ballerina who has been excelling in foundational training.
Apart from her work with horses, Monique is a mother to two great children: her son, Bryson and daughter, Peyton. She is also engaged and planning a wedding.