I can only imagine what they call me when I am not around. When I am in their presence, it is simply Mr. Winters.
I knew I wanted to work at Thacher when
I considered the uniqueness of Thacher’s Horse Program. I have been in the horse industry for over 35 years. My wife and I have traveled all over the world conducting horsemanship events. I can say that there’s nothing comparable to Thacher’s Horse Program anywhere.
Favorite Thacher teaching moment
When I am helping a young person communicate with their horse and both the rider and the horse “get it.”
Favorite job perk
Since you asked me to brag, here are the professional accomplishments I'm most proud of
I won the world championship colt-starting competition,“Road to the Horse.” I have also won a world championship title from the National Reined Cow Horse Association.
Favorite place at Thacher
On the back of a horse at the Gymkhana Field after the ground has been watered and groomed.
Favorite place in my imagination
Sitting on the back of a horse.
Favorite places on earth
Anywhere with my wife and kids.
When not in the classroom, I can be found
Riding a horse.
Hardly anybody knows that
I was a search and rescue pilot with the Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol.
The book, movie, work of art, or piece of music I cannot imagine life without
What I wanted to be when I grew up (when I was 10)