As a little girl I read every novel about horses that I could get my hands on but as a military child I never had the resources to take riding lessons. At the age of 10 when my parents moved to Ca. I finally found myself living ½ a mile from a small stable. Many horse owners would allow me to muck stalls and groom their horses in exchange for small amounts of riding time. In my early 20’s I was finally able to take proper riding lessons. In the late 90’s I moved to Massachusetts and didn’t ride again until I moved home in 2010. When I came home I began volunteering for a therapeutic riding program and fell in love with adaptive riding. I had previous experience with children with a variety of special needs and I could immediately see the inherent therapeutic value of being near and on the horse. My teaching style utilizes centered riding techniques, standard, accredited PATH techniques, and my own instinct for what a student needs physically and mentally.