Jennifer Sweere – Monument, CO
Jennifer is a Masterson Method Equine Specialist. She has always loved horses, but it took awhile to take the step to have them be a part of her life. She decided, during a crucial growing time, to say, "Yes" to many things in life and horses were one of the most influential of those choices. She began volunteering at Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center in Elbert, CO in August of 2014. She loves everything about the time she spends there. She learned her horse know-how from so many of the people (and horses!) there. There have been many life opportunities that have grown out of that initial decision to live life to the fullest. She loves all the ways a horse can help a human, but most especially, in the area of psychotherapy and learning. For her, a turning point, an arrow of direction, happened when she was taking the PATH International Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning workshop. The instructor posed the question of, when the horses have done their jobs for us, "How can we restore them?" That resonated with what Jennifer wishes to accomplish with her life... to heal, to restore. The Masterson Method helps us help the horse. When the Equine Specialist part of The Masterson Method was proposed, Jennifer was on board right away. It is a wonderful way to teach people to give back to the animals that give so very much of themselves to us. A side note (that is anything but a side note!) is that Jennifer adopted a retired therapy horse, a 24-year-old Paint named Lito, from the riding center she volunteers at and now also works at as an ESMHL instructor.