Michael was only 20 years old when he was paralyzed in a car accident. Drawing on Michael's life experiences and challenges the basis of Michael’s message and philosophy lies in his belief that life’s challenges do not define or limit us. Circumstances cause us to react in a positive or negative manner. Michael’s basic theory is that a positive mental attitude not only enables us to overcome obstacles in life, but also makes us stronger, and more productive in all our endeavors. Over the years, Michael has earned the respect and admiration of the top horsemen in the world. In the demanding process of overcoming his physical disabilities with optimistic confidence, he has evolved into a gifted master horseman.