Lukas Bardue

Performing Member,  Liberty & Trick Training Coach

It all began in 1983, when I was 3 years old in Anchorage, Alaska. That first time I was put on the little Shetland pony head to tail with the others on the pony rides, I was hooked. From that point on I would lie and sneak away to just feel that velvet nose, that warm moist breath, and the smell that could take you to another world. I even remember getting a whipping for sneaking away and riding someone’s horse in a field cause I lied about what I was doing. “It was worth it!”

Thirty years later I have managed, and was privileged, to run away and join a circus “Arabian Nights”, work at the Kentucky Horse Park, go to school for Equine Science, and travel the country.  I have had the privilege to work with some of the most distinguished trainers in the entertainment world like, Laura Amandis, Julius Van Yule, Tommy Turvey, Caroline Williams, and the late “Gaylord Maynard”.  I have also been fortunate to ride some of the top show horses in the country riding on the breed circuits, playing Polo, rodeos, and just having fun. That is what it is all about! Horses have enriched my life in so many ways, taken me to so many places, and brought so many important people in my life that I could never repay the debt I have to this creature.

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