Nate Gold’s passion and love for horses began in 2005 when he enrolled and studied at the Monty Roberts', “Man Who Listens to Horses," International Equestrian Academy in Solvang, California. After completing his studies, he traveled on the Monty Roberts' Join Up Team throughout Europe and South America. Nate’s primary position was to assist Monty Roberts, world renowned horseman, with horse training demonstrations, focusing on the Monty Roberts' method (non-violence human to horse communication). Nate continues to keep in touch with the Monty Roberts' teachers and assists Monty upon request.
Throughout Nate’s travels, he had the pleasure of working and studying with Dan Wilson, the owner of Practical Horsemanship located in Cornwall, England. Dan's and Nate's beliefs are the same. By using the horses inner body language and non-violent methods, they train horses and people in a safe manner for all.
After traveling the world on the Monty Roberts' Join Up Team and spending time at the Practical Horsemanship Ranch with Dan, Nate ventured to Florida to work with several well-known ranches in the Southwest Florida area. At Triple J Ranch, Nate used his experience to train and care for over 50 horses a week. He also assisted the ranch owner with national showings and competitions.
Nate’s experience led him to Hawk’s Flight Farm, which offers some of the most beautiful Arabian horses in the world. Nate trained over 30 Arabian horses, assisted with breeding, and helped in the sale of these high dollar horses to international clients.
Several times a year you can find Nate volunteering at the SPCA Miami, teaching volunteers how to handle, care for, and understand horses. At the SPCA, he also works with horses that have been abused. His ultimate goal is to gain the horses’ trust back so they can safely be ridden again by their new owners.
Nate presently resides in Sarasota, Florida, with his wife and two sons. They are now the proud owners of their own horse ranch and training facility in the Myakka Valley Ranches Community. Nate continues to work with private horse clients in the Southwest Florida area as well as internationally. He also assists Monty Roberts upon request and occasionally commutes to Connecticut to hold behavioral horse clinics, events, and meetings at the Mead Farm and with the Greenwich Riding & Trails Association.
Nate continues to dedicate his life's work to promote gentle, more effective alternatives to violence and force in both equine and human relationships.