What inspired you (or the owner) to start or run this business?
[My] vision in founding CNH was to introduce the joy of horsemanship to people from all walks of life despite skill level or experience.
What is your most popular offering?
[The] Path of the Horseman curriculum-based horsemanship program. [Students] learn all there is to know about horses.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
Witnessing the connection between man and horse.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
Tears of joy.
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