have a combined 60 years of animal training experience. Using positive reinforcement techniques to spotlight each animals natural abilities, they have presented many exciting and entertaining animal acts throughout the US and Canada.
began as a Bull man (Elephant Trainer) on the Christiana - Wallace Circus in the 1960's. Throughout his long career as a trainer he has trained and presented elephants, big cats, bears, chimps, dogs, horses, zebras, camels, llamas, and trout. He has worked on many circuses, as well as on television and on film.
began training Quarter horses on a ranch in south Arizona. She has ridden for such trainers as Cal Cooper and Lynne Palme. She joined Ringling Brothers as a dancer in 1990 and moved on to other circuses with her aerial act, hoola hoop act, and whip cracking/rope spinning act. Her specialty though, was the training of hoof stock. She has trained giraffes, hippos, zebras, goats, pigs, camels, llamas, dogs, and horses. Her favorite animals to train are the giraffes.
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