Russ Krachun was born and raised in Odessa, Ukraine. It was his parents that first noticed Russ true passion and desire of horses. It began as a child, while visiting his Uncle Colin s farm who worked with horses as a forest ranger. It was here that he experienced his first smell of the horse and riding bareback. As an adult, Russ followed his dreams and immigrated to Canada to build a life with his family and to develop his riding skills. Russ never lost his love or desire to communicate with the horse and as he studied horsemanship, he decided to follow his heart and develop his own style using his philosophy and his methodology from the lessons and skills developed from his own life. His teachings make perfect sense to both horse and human, and help to bring a mutual understanding through cooperation, confidence, respect and trust. These results enable the horse to perform maneuvers and tasks asked from them without causing aggression, discomfort or abuse.
Russ philosophy and methodology has built him recognition throughout his clinics, seminars, lessons and training challenges. The welfare of the horse is evident throughout every aspect of his horsemanship. The Russ Krachun Kozak Horsemanship program is truly an education and is what many say is the missing link of developing ultimate communication with our horses. Kozak Horsemanship develops a two-way communication between the horse and the human without using or causing aggression.