Instructor-in-Training Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator
I first heard about Stable Hands at the beginning of 2023. My oldest boy has CP and there was talk of him doing sessions through Stable Hands. I attended a Volunteer Training in March to check out the facility. I love what Stable Hands offers and what they are doing for the community. At the end of April, I decided to do the EAL Facilitator training and haven’t looked back.
I started as a volunteer and horse leader during classes. Now I am an EAL facilitator. My main area of focus is our friends with Special Needs, whether they are young or older. I also have passion for working with the families of children with special needs. In the future I hope to have classes to work with their families.
My life is pretty crazy outside of Stable Hands. I am a wife and Mama to 5. A couple of my kiddos are neurodiverse, which helps me to relate to the participants in my classes. I love to read, paint, use my Cricut to create things, and spend time outside. I am newer to the horse world as well, so I also like to spend time working with our horses at Stable Hands.
I really enjoy spending time with our participants, whether that’s up in the arena or in the activity center doing crafts. To see how they have grown from the first class to the last is such a wonderful experience. Our programs wouldn’t be what they are without our volunteers. Without their help and support during our classes, we wouldn’t get much done. I am looking forward to getting to know our volunteers better through the different events we have throughout the year.Return to Staff List