Due to being raised on a ranch growing up, it was left to us as kids to work with our own and learn as we (brothers and sisters) go. There was lots of figuring out what worked, and what didnt. As we grew up we participated in 4-H and FFA. When it came time to "venture out" and leave home, some of the first jobs I had was working on other larger ranches as a ranch hand.
Working with a variety of much older and more experienced hands and trainers, I picked up things that worked for me from each of them. It wasnt until information started becoming easier to get a hold of that I was able to start traveling and exploring different aspects of horsemanship. I started building my own collection of horses, working and training them, and even moved onto helping other locals. Things backed up a little as I got older and started a different career which took up a lot of my time.