Alexandria holds degrees in Sports Science and Education and has extensive experience in Event Management, Media and Marketing, Small Business Management and Adult Education. Her lifelong work with horses and dogs has seen her in the role of coach, instructor, educator, competitor and community club committee member. She is passionate about teaching equestrian rider positioning, awareness of animal welfare in human–animal interactions and always having fun and happy times with animal companions. As an animal trainer, Alexandria has worked with a range of animal actors including horses, donkeys, birds, camels, dogs and a pig for movies/TV, special events and stage theatre. One of her greatest joys is training and competing with her four dogs (two of which are deaf and work only from hand and body signals) in agility and obedience. Alexandria’s research interests focus on evidence-based animal training principles (in particular equine & canine) and in examining the anatomical positioning of the rider and its effect on the horse.