Chris manages the training and riding program at Tesorino Equestrian Center and is as true a natural horseman as you can imagine. Gentle yet firm by nature, he carefully handles each horse and each session individually to achieve optimal results with the horse in mind first. With a creative and disciplined mind, he approaches his training with patient problem solving attitude to ensure the horse’s personality, history and overall comfort are taken into account first. Utilizing his vast experience with the horse's instinctual behavior, he communicates effectively and strives to inspire horse/rider pairs to operate willingly and together as one entity. He has led clinics on a wide variety of topics and has a clear and concise teaching style. With over 30 years of experience, there isn't much he has not seen or dealt with when it comes to horses. Chris is a 20+ year member of the PRCA and 6 time Judge of the Year recipient, and when he’s not riding, he spends his time judging rodeos professionally all over the country. He began his career in rodeo as a bullrider and calf roper, competing for 21 years before taking on the other side of the arena as a judge. His perspective from both sides has allowed him to be an even more effective trainer as he understands the variety of situations that come into play when working with a horse and their owner. Chris is also a certified Farrier through the Oklahoma Horseshoeing School.