Bobbi has been riding since childhood and has studied dressage for many years. Her studies of science trained her mind in 'function', art taught her how to see 'form', and riding has given her the knowledge of the' mechanics of movement' as well as an understanding of how a horse should feel in motion. Being able to understand the horse from many directions allows her a solid grasp of what each horse needs to improve.
Bobbi holds a BSc in Animal Science from Pennsylvania State University and a BFA in Studio Art from Concordia University, Montreal (Canada). In 2011, Bobbi received her Certificate in Equine Structural Integration from the Equine Natural Movement School (Battle Ground, Washington).
Before university, Bobbi worked as a surgical assistant at a small animal hospital in Philadelphia; She also interned at the experimental surgical unit of Einstein Medical Hospital. Throughout university and after graduating, Bobbi became a research assistant for the Animal Science departments of both The Pennsylvania State University (PSU) and later on at McGill University in Montreal. At PSU, Bobbi also assisted teaching such courses as 'Artificial Insemination' for the Reproductive Physiology Department.
In Montreal, Bobbi increased her knowledge of physical care and rehabilitation while working as a Physical Therapist Aide at a Montreal physiotherapy clinic. She also volunteered her time assisting at a Montreal Area therapeutic riding facility. She served for many years on numerous organizing committees of regional Dressage shows and was an active member of the Montreal Area Chapter of CADORA (Canadian Dressage Owners and Riders Association) serving on the executive board, including as chapter president. Upon returning to the states, Bobbi spent a number of years teaching introductory French at local elementary schools for the Flex Program of Bucks County Community College. She was active as a member of her children's school's PTO and also was a founding member of The Eye on Allergy committee within her children's school district.
A bit about me...
I have been training in Dressage for many years and those around me know, "Horses come first, the rest of you need to wait!" Still, remarkably, I do have 'some other' interests. These include - gardening, baking, drawing, decorating, traveling and learning languages (which recently has lead to an interest in learning some of the current Latino dances styles, such as Bachata).