Hello, my name is Amy. I grew up on the Texas Gulf Coast, enamored with horses from a young age. After volunteering with horses and learning everything I could about them for years, I was fortunate to get my first horse, Cash, when I was in fifth grade. Over the years, I competed in barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying and team penning, later branching off to learn more about natural horsemanship and dressage. I'm so thankful for every horse that has come into my life and all of the memories and lessons they have imparted on me.
My husband Michael and I are both originally from Texas, but were stationed with the Air Force in California for close to 8 years and Colorado for almost 5 years before moving back to our home state with our son, Cannon in 2022. While in California, I earned my PATH International Therapeutic Riding Instructor Certification in 2011 and my Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning Certification in 2012. In California and Colorado, I was fortunate to work for two wonderful centers, where I taught therapeutic riding and facilitated hippotherapy and equine-assisted mental health sessions for children and adults. In Colorado, I also co-facilitated a group equine therapy program for active duty Army soldiers from Fort Carson. As the wife of a veteran, I understand the sacrifices our military members make every day, and feel so grateful to help bring something positive to this community through equine therapy. I'm looking forward to helping start our Horses for Heroes program at SoléAna Stables to support our local veterans through the healing power of horses.
My other loves are art and photography, so you may also see me around the barn with my camera at times. I love any opportunity I can find to bring together my passion for photography with my passion for horses and the special needs community to capture the beauty and significance of the interactions of our riders, volunteers, staff and horses every day.