When Linda and her husband moved from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Scottsdale, AZ she knew her life would change, but never did she dream she would discover a love for miniature horses, carriage driving, and equine therapy. She was introduced to her first miniature horse and to the benefits of equine therapy in 2009. She began to search for a way to combine these interests with her passion to enrich the lives of those with disabilities.
Linda has a brother and a sister with Down Syndrome, and they have inspired her to serve those with special challenges. Back in her hometown she spent many hours volunteering in that field (Special Olympics, Buddy Walk, school volunteer, etc.), and she served on the Board of Directors for the Vocational Development Center which provides opportunities for clients with special needs.
After extensive searches and many starts and stops, she is now confident that she has found the right horses, the right property, and the right equine specialist necessary to make Kachina’s Place what she dreamed it would be.
Linda’s vision of a place where humans and horses can interact in an empathetic, educational, and fun manner is finally materializing.