The Michelle Nihei Story: From Neuroscientist To Racehorse Trainer
By Ben Baugh
A western Canadian sunset, with the silhouette of a young girl on a horse, riding until the sun could no longer be seen and her parents beckoned her to come inside, perfectly captures what was a routine day in the life of a young Michelle Nihei.
Passion, confidence and knowing who you are and what you’re meant to do can be the difference between living and merely existing. And Michelle Nihei has always lived life to the fullest.
It was apparent from when she began riding them at the age of two that horses were going to play a major role in Nihei’s life.
“I wouldn’t let [my parents] peel me off until I was probably starving to death or it got dark, or something like that,” said Nihei of her early riding endeavors. “It kind of progressed from there in a rapid motion. I continued to ride whenever I could, or whenever my parents would let me.”
Opening new doors
The daughter of a biochemist and an attorney, the Calgary, Alberta, Canada-born Nihei relocated to the… (more)