A message from Megan…I didn’t grow up in one town or community, I like to say I grew up in Lunenburg County. I have been around horses my whole life, they are apart of me, they are in my blood. My first bareback “lesson” was when I was 1 year old, on a 1600 lb work horse.
Growing up with horses, they were always my passion and I was constantly being told I should do something with them, like be a vet, but I liked them being my hobby. I didn’t want to “work” with them all day and end up resenting them like I did my other jobs. I felt this way until almost 8 years ago (2014) when I started volunteering at HFS. I loved it and could not get enough of it.
In 2017 I resigned from my full-time position as a CCA in Long-term Care to work casual so I could gain other volunteer hours to start my certification as a Therapeutic Riding Instructor. In doing so I also have my English Rider Level 1 & 2 and my Western Rider Level 1 which I intend to continue to complete. I started my certification through CanTRA but am transitioning over to PATH Int.
In my time volunteering for HFS I took a trip to Horse Boy in Elgin, Texas. I’ve taken a 2 day Movement Method Course. I’ve done many trainings with Olga Comeau doing TTouch and TTeam Lead.
I am married to a wonderful guy and we have a son who is almost 4 years old. We have some 4-legged children too, a dog, a cat, 2 goats and 2 horses (for now, Lol!). I enjoy competing with my horse occasionally, who I’ve had for 15 years, we mostly did Gymkhana, but thoroughly enjoyed a trail class as well. But I have been more into attending clinics with him, especially ones that will help better my connection with my 4 legged friends.