Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
First, I grew up with an amazing love for horses.
Then, I recognized some of my strengths in working with people and the joy I got out of it.
Then, I worked towards a degree that would put me in a position to assist others.
Then I discovered therapeutic riding and began to volunteer at a facility.
I researched and pursued certification that would enable me to work as a professional in the field.
I continue to pursue higher education to enable me to offer the best assistance I possibly can.
Keep following my journey

Career

Program Director

I have the privilege of working alongside my equine partners to empower persons with disabilities.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Education
Accomplishing Goals

Day to Day

I show up early to warm-up the horses and give the daily volunteers a run-down of expected activities and assign positions. As riders arrive, volunteers take their places at grooming stations to assist the riders in preparing their equine partners for the hour long riding lesson. Each rider grooms, tacks, and begins each lesson with groundwork before mounting and preparing to work on horsemanship skills. Each ride starts with a light warm-up and ends with a thorough cool-down.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Taking general courses in Business, as well as basic psychology and sociology courses will be a major bonus in running a successful program - no matter what area of study you are in. Starting very basic and general and then focusing down will help to eliminate taking courses that will not really be of any benefit and will keep a student from wasting precious resources and time.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Hurdles

Challenges I Overcame

Raising children

Interviewed By

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