Olivia Bennett was born and raised in upstate New York. She has always had an interest in horses. She took English riding lessons during childhood, and went on to work for a reining trainer through high school. Her family bought three ranch horses that were in training with California trainer, Brian Gruenig.
After high school Bennett pursued her passion for horses, going to work for the Gruenigs. While there she started learning how to work cattle. She went on to work for cow horse trainer, Clayton Edsall.
She and her husband, Will, daywork for different ranches in California, as well as run a few head of their own cattle. Bennett also starts colts for the public that typically go on to make working ranch horses.
Bennett hopes to spend more time in the show pen. She has a few exciting colts to start this coming year that she believes will make it to the show pen. She is also entered in the 2022 World’s Greatest Horse Woman set to take place January 19-23 in Queen Creek, Arizona.
Some of her favorite moments with horses are when she is taking the young horses out and showing them the world. She says giving them that real life ranch experience is a great way to establish a solid foundation. She has access to hundreds of acres to just focus on giving the horses a job.
Why Olivia Uses RCHTO:
“I use it because it helps me teach these young horse maneuvers that I might not know about. Or if I get stuck on a stop or rollback, [the videos] are really handy to just pull up on [my] phone and go to work on them.”