About Scott Purdum
Scott Purdum is a nationally recognized clinician, who is helping horse owners around the country with his unique and proven training methods. Scott’s special relationship with horses began at a very young age. Recognizing Scott’s natural ability with horses, his parents purchased his first horse for him at age 3 and began nurturing his talent and love of horsemanship. By the time he was 6 years old, he was showing in hunter and pleasure, which he continues to this day. Growing up and working on his family’s horse farm gave Scott limitless opportunity to develop his sound methods for training horses. As a riding instructor in both the English and Western disciplines, he soon recognized the importance of incorporating those training methods to help riders form positive working relationships with their horses.
Scott has worked as an intern with top-rated Quarter Horse trainer Ken Adkins of West Virginia and studied equine science at the University of Maryland. Scott now resides in Virginia, where he offers clinics, trains horses, runs a Professional Trainer program, and provides riding instruction, as well as traveling the country offering clinics, and one-on-one instruction.
Scott’s expertise in horse care and management, coupled with his natural skill in all aspects of equitation and training, helped to build the foundation for his successful training program, Advantage Horsemanship. Since then, Scott has helped countless horse owners to form a trusting bond with their horses.