Her life with horses began in Indio, California in the 1940s. Riding alone in the desert as a child, she nurtured an intuitive bond with horses. In the beginning of what would become a lifelong passion for developing innovative horse training methods created from her interactive studies with wild horses, Carolyn spent three summers of her childhood gradually becoming accepted into a community of wild horses culminating in her riding the lead mare of the herd, bareback and without bridle.
As a junior rider her interest led to training and showing in both English and Western divisions. Her desire to create a championship performance from the willing spirit of the horse led her on a unique quest to gain knowledge of natural wild horse behaviour and communication systems.
Carolyn’s formal introduction to the wider equine community began in the early 1970s from her ranch, Stonehenge Arabians/Dances With Horses, a successful training and Arabian breeding center in Sonoma, California.
From her studies of wild horses, Carolyn formulated her own system of relating to horses she called The Carolyn Resnick Method. She subsequently toured the United States for several years, giving clinics and exhibitions on this.
Carolyn continues to teach her Method, which has now been adopted by many, many horsepeople. They see it as the missing link in their education and training as it provides the vital magnetic connection between them and their horse. Carolyn has also several Certified Coaches in The Carolyn Resnick Method and new programs for this will be recommencing in 2009.
After 25 years, Carolyn retired from the breeding business and moved to a smaller ranch in Escondido, California. She also serves on the advisory board of Return To Freedom American Wild Horse Sanctuary in Lompoc, California (www.returntofreedom.org) as an expert in wild horse behaviour.
In 2005 Carolyn released her first book “Naked Liberty”, which was subtitled Memoirs of my childhood. Guided by passion, educated by wild horses. The language of movement, communication and leadership through the ways of the horses. A German language version of the book has also been released entitled “Tochter Der Mustangs” or “Daughter of the Mustangs”.
She is currently halfway through writing her new book, a how-to on her Method, as well as a brand new DVD series documenting her Waterhole Rituals and her Überstreichen Exercises.