Russell's passion for horses started at the young age of five. He spent summers at the family farm trail riding. Russell started training horses in 1987. His first official training horse was an Arabian horse. From Arabians he went to Paso Finos. Russell started showing Paso Finos in 1987 and has trained numerous regional and national champions. Russell has worked with hundreds of horses and people helping them to overcome and achieve a better relationship with each other; because of his desire to grow as a trainer God led him to master trainers such as Alvaro Iriarte, Larry Whitesell, and Mark Russell to change his approach from natural horsemanship to classical dressage training to achieve softness and lightness through balance. As Russell continued his growth, God led him to Peggy Cummings to help connect the horse & the rider through connected riding. Russell has been able to help many horses and individuals to better understand each other.