Justin grew up in Ireland on his family’s farm, Aille Cross, riding Connemara Ponies and Irish Sporthorses on the famous Connemara Trail. He has an extensive background in Show Jumping, Foxhunting and Cross Country jumping, as well as trail riding and natural horsemanship. One of Justin's main duties at Aille Cross was to break one Connemara pony per day for use on the trail!
Justin's father Willie Leahy instilled in Justin many philosophies and beliefs about horsemanship that Justin draws upon today. For instance, Justin learned at an early age that horses are deeply affected by their environment. As a result Justin developed a profound understanding and appreciation for the effect nature has on a horse as well as its rider.
Lindley grew up with horses and trail riding in the Southwestern United States. Eventually she started competing successfully in Dressage and Eventing throughout the United States.
Lindley's Mom purchased a horse from Justin who lived in Ireland at the time. She invited him to compete the horse in the United States and Lindley and Justin met at a horse show! The rest is history.