Charlotte Cannon grew up in VA Horse Country riding, training and showing hunters, foxhunters and racehorses. An avid horse person from the youngest age, she was riding and starting ponies for others at the age of 10, and moved away from home at 15 to pursue her dreams of riding, showing and selling fancy hunters and jumpers, living with the family she worked for in Middleburg VA. In 1989 she moved south to the Carolinas and started playing with stock horses as well as her beloved hunters. She grew a large teaching and training program and called her place, Fox Point Farm. Living her dreams, and helping horses and their humans live theirs too, has been her life’s passion. Finding better and easier ways to communicate, so the tiniest children and the most troubled horses can find success, is her life’s work. When she was introduced to ‘Natural Horsemanship’ in 1992, she vowed to connect its concepts to help more horses and humans achieve higher goals than ever dreamed possible. She found amazing success herself on multiple big stages in multiple disciplines, personally winning numerous prestigious awards including the Master’s Class at the Washington International Horse Show, 6 APHA World Championships and, most recently, the Show Hunter Championship at the $100k TB Makeover. Her students have followed in her footsteps winning multiple World Championship titles and over 70 Top Tens themselves.
Today Charlotte travels showing, training and teaching her Cannon Method to sold-out clinics all over the US. Her unique combination of relaxation, confidence building, and optimization techniques, combined with the scientific research and knowledge to explain why they work, make her the leader of horseman from all disciplines for the future. There is nobody else out there today using and teaching these revolutionary ideas that have proven to rewire the brain’s response to stress, release entrapped trauma, abuse and fear, and rebalance the body and optimize each individual, horse and human, for success.
Because of the horse I am alive, have learned to conquer fear and overwhelming challenges, smile in the storm, love passionately, forgive quickly and have hope and excitement for the future!