Franklin Levinson has been a professional horseman for nearly 50 years. At 13 years of age, he was the youngest registered polo player in the US. In his early 20s, he created and ran equestrian programs at large summer camps in North Michigan. He has always taught success with horses to be a life-enriching process for both horse and human and that horses are never naughty or bad. In his teaching, he states, "All unwanted behavior from a horse is a symptom of the animal's fear and never deserves punishment." He is adamant about humans not merely 'using' horses for selfish enjoyment. Franklin's goal is that the horse and human become partners through the inspired and excellent leadership of the human.