Russell has been teaching horsemanship clinics and starting horses professionally since 1999.
Starting off as one of Pat Parelli's apprentices in Colorado, Russell has continued his education with Pat and Horseman such as Buck Brannaman and Martin Black.
To date he's taught in 16 different countries and started young's on three continents. In NZ Russell has been a clinician and demonstrator at Equidays, 2011 & 2014, Judged the Kaimanawa challenge at the Horse of the Year Show 2015 and has had horsemanship articles published in both the NZ Horse and Pony and Natural Horse Management magazines.
Russell now resides at Brumby Farm, his purpose build Horsemanship facility, in Te Awamutu.