Dustin knows the importance of a solid foundation, and therefore, ground work is a key part of his program. Confidence and control must begin long before one's foot hits the stirrup. Heavily influenced by the methods of Buck Brannaman, Dustin strives to develop lightness, correct movement, and a willing work ethic in all of his horses. He believes the owner should be involved hands-on in much of the process and works to develop the skills of both horse and handler.