Crissi McDonald is an Arizona native who grew up surrounded by houses but dreaming of horses. She was fortunate to spend her childhood finding horses in other people's back yards and trading work for lessons. Shortly after graduating from college she had her own horses and began teaching and training others. She's been a teacher for over thirty years and is currently a clinician who travels with her husband, Mark Rashid, to teach horsemanship clinics. Although a long-time teacher, she also considers herself an eternal student. Crissi is an equine bodyworker and instructor, certified through The Masterson Method(R). Continuing The Ride: Rebuilding Confidence from the Ground Up is her first book.