"The most important thing is how the horse feels about you." -Isaac Johnson
Meet the Team
Isaac grew up in Huntsville, Utah, where he and his siblings enjoyed all outdoor activities including skiing, water skiing, lacrosse, riding horses, and helping their neighbors do ranch work. After high school, Isaac went on a two-year mission for his church in Southern California. While there, he got a lot of experience interacting with people and became fluent in speaking Spanish. When he returned from his mission, he played lacrosse for the University of Utah and then graduated from Montana State University with a bachelor's degree in Business Management. During his time at MSU, Isaac played a major role in helping in the colt starting program.
Along with that, he pursued his dream of being a cowboy and went to work at the Padlock Ranch near Sheridan, Wyoming. While working on the Padlock, he met horseman, Buck Brannaman. From that moment, Isaac's interest in horsemanship grew into a passion. For over a decade, he has worked for Buck traveling across the world doing horsemanship clinics.
The love of horsemanship and a desire to create happy handy horses found Isaac in the show pen showing Reined Cow-horses.
Isaac has a desire to be able to help the next generation of aspiring horsemen and horsewomen.
Kit grew up on a cattle ranch in North Dakota and began riding when she was very young. Her passion has always been riding and competing on her young horses and diving deep into understanding the horse. She graduated from Healing Spirits Massage School in Boulder, CO, where the skills she learned paralleled with working with horses. Nonverbal communication and tuning into the energy you give off are some skills she paid close attention to.
Starting in high school, Kit began riding horses for the public, and getting her hands on as many horses as she could. Over the years she has worked for some of the best performance horse programs in the country starting two-year-olds and competing on their stallions and top prospects. Her journey of becoming a better horsewoman led her to meeting Isaac at a Buck Brannaman clinic. Together the have big goals in the equine industry.
At Rockin X, Kit will be assisting in the academy, managing the media, and coordinating with horse owners and participants.