I learned about the Masterson Method® at a PATH International conference. I was excited when I discovered we could host an MMES training at our facility. I have been a horse lover my entire life – I grew up breaking, training and then barrel racing. I was a Head Start Center Director for 20 years before becoming a volunteer at Equestrian Zone. In 2017 I became Equestrian Zone’s Executive Director, Barn Manager, Volunteer Coordinator and Grant Writer. Equestrian Zone is a PATH International Center that provides therapy using OT, PT and Speech, along with Therapeutic Riding. A Veterans’ program called 2 Hearts 2 One will be started in 2024.
I am a Path International Certified Riding Instructor (CTRI), Equine Specialist Mental Health and Learning (ESMHL), Mentor and Co-Chair for Arkansas. Now I can add my certification of the Masterson Method Equine Specialist (MMES) through Jim Masterson. I enjoy life by sharing my passion of horses with people of all abilities. Our horses are super special – most are show horses that could not continue the rigorous pace of the show world but are super stars at our facility. After my certification in MMES, I now have the knowledge and ability to help the nine horses we use at our facility that fulfill mine and all of my riders’ dreams.