Ron was born in a little cabin out west of Airdrie Alberta on a cold winter night in January 1933. His family then moved, with him, to three miles north of Cremona when he was two years old. He trained his first dog when he was four years old and his first horse when he was five years old. Ron has raised, bred and trained horses and dogs for a full lifetime. He has given training clinics across Canada and as far south as Mexico. He lives in the Bergen area south of Sundre Alberta where he and his wife Olwyn live with their horses and dogs, a few sheep and also a few cattle in the summer time.