Bruce Anderson began his work with horses on the family cocoa and coffee estate on the West Indian islands of Trinidad and Tobago. He learned to ride on the estate and then represented his country on the National Show Jumping Team. From there he moved on to breeding farms at home, in the U.K. and in the U.S. While in England, he earned an agricultural degree and worked with racehorses in Florida. He eventually moved into the hunter/jumper show circuit.
Around the time his mother died, things both fell apart and came together. Bruce realized that the horses were helping him get back in touch with his nature, just as he was helping them learn to live in the world we have created. Over the next few years, his dark moments set the conditions for Bruce to open his heart, allowing the horses to teach him the four missing pieces we have lost in the modern world.
As he grasped the usefulness of these missing pieces, it changed his relationship with pressure. Bruce came to realize that it’s IN working with horses that we build our inner tools and become who we were born to be. He calls this The You. Out of his journey, he developed his unique approach to Equine Assisted Learning. Rather than focusing on the end state of achieving a goal with the horse, Bruce’s Natural Humanshipô method helps humans break out of their habitual patterns of thinking and acting. Mistakes are no longer a problem, but the pathway to a deeper relationship with both themselves and the horses. It’s not a straight path; society’s conditioning is so ingrained that shifting to a natural mindset feels uncomfortable. However, the struggle is worth the effort. In the end, both horses and humans are transformed with a new level of inner strength and flexibility.
A selected presenter for the 2018 World Equestrian Games, 2020 EQUITANA USA, 2022/2023 Art of the Horseman Fair and 2018-2023 Equus Film Festival Featured Clinician, Bruce works with counselors and mental health professionals, law enforcement agencies, school and church groups across the southeastern US to provide Equine Assisted Services. He is certified through the Mustang Heritage Foundation's Trainer Incentive Program. His work is featured on the EQUUS Television Network through The Edge: Bruce Anderson’s Natural Humanshipô documentary and the Nature’s View Training Series.
Julianne Neal is an educator, musician and equestrian. She recently retired after a 35 year career in educational administration as the Coordinator of Visual and Performing Arts for the School District of Fairfield County and an arts educator in the areas of music, theatre and film. She is a certified Secondary-level Administrator with an M.Ed in Educational Administration and has completed certification under the Arenas for Change Professional Designation in both Horses and Education.
She has been an arts lover and dressage rider since childhood. She began working with Bruce to establish Nature's View, Inc. in 2001 and thoroughly enjoys helping with the work through organization, documentation and filmmaking. She established JA Media Productions in 2019, producing documentary films and podcasts for Nature's View, Inc., the EQUUS Film and Arts Fest and Brooke USA. She is currently producing and directing the media projects, including a documentary and docuseries for the Mustang Discovery Ride. You can find more of Julianne's work at www.jamediaconnections.com.
Nature’s View, Inc.
Owners: Bruce Anderson and Julianne Neal
SC Department of Criminal Justice (recertification training)
EAGALA (Level 1)
Mustang Heritage Foundation Trainer Incentive Program
M.Ed. Secondary-level Educational Administration
Arenas for Change Profession Designation in Horses and Education
P.O. Box 1464
Camden, SC 29021