My name is Ross Jacobs. I grew up in Sydney, but now I live in northern west New South Wales, Australia with my wife, Michele, three dogs, eight horses, fish, chickens and ducks. Our home is off the beaten track and quite isolated. Which is its best quality. I was an academic who worked for many years researching the role of hormones in the fetus that triggered birth, in the hope we could understand premature birth. About 22 years ago I left science and started a new career as a horse trainer of both performance and pleasure horses. Now I teach people how to do what I do with their own horses. The upside is that I love working with the horses and the downside is that it forces me to be away from home too much.