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About Rick Lamb

Rick and Fury

Rick Lamb was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. He had a passionate interest in horses from an early age but few opportunities to be around them. Instead, he focused on music, turning pro at 14.

As a teenager, Rick operated a newspaper route and became an Eagle Boy Scout. In college, he played music in night clubs and worked days at the city library. In 1973, he graduated cum laude from Wichita State University, with majors in Math and Philosophy.

Rick and Diana in New Orleans on their honeymoon

After graduation, Rick programmed mainframe computers for several years before starting Lambchops Studios, a commercial audio recording business, in Phoenix. During the next two decades, he was recognized repeatedly for his composing and producing skills.

In 1990, Rick married long-time friend, actress Diana Baines, and in 1997, they launched an educational radio program, The Horse Show with Rick Lamb, which quickly found a national audience on syndicated radio and the Internet. The Horse Show Minute, a daily radio feature, followed in 1999.

Rick and Candy

By 2003, Rick had racked up six awards for his programs and established himself as an emcee for live events. That year he and Dr. Robert M. Miller also landed a contract to write what has become a seminal work on natural horse training, The Revolution in Horsemanship.

2005 brought three more industry awards for The Horse Show and Rick's second book, Horse Smarts for the Busy Rider. 2006 ushered in a new era with Rick's move to RFD-TV and more awards for the television version of The Horse Show with Rick Lamb. Rick's third book, Human to Horseman: a Journey of Discovery, Growth, and Celebration, was released in 2008.

Rick at Nova Southeastern University

Today, Rick continues with TV, radio, and writing while pursuing his doctorate in educational technology. He and Diana live in Phoenix with their horses, Candy and Fidla, and cat, Angus. They have three grown children, Ryan, Todd, and Blair.

View Rick's CV here.