My interest in horses began at age six with my first riding lesson and grew from there. I did not always have access to horses growing up, but pursued lessons as a young adult with the goal of gaining confidence and knowledge. One of the things I've enjoyed most about my time with horses is the combination of riding and travel — experiencing the local horses in Iceland, the Cotswolds, Paris, and throughout the US.
In the Fall of 2018 equine therapy was brought to my attention for the first time and I was captivated by the level of help and healing a horse can bring to mental, emotional, and physical areas. Since that time I have volunteered with an equine therapy organization to grow my skills in this area.
Equine Science Coursework, Isothermal Community College, 2018-2019
Happy Hooves Equine Therapy, Volunteer, 2019-Present
Groom Elite Certification 2016
Expanded education and network through volunteering with 2018 World Equestrian Games, Tryon International Equestrian Center, Tryon Riding and Hunt Club, Happy Hooves Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Expanded education through auditing clinic by Buck Brannaman