Sara has been in the mental health and equine-assisted healing fields for nearly 19 years, studying and practicing various modalities of therapeutic human and animal interaction. Sara holds a BA in Counseling Psych and Equine Experiential Learning, practices the Equine Gestalt Coaching MethodR, holds past certifications as a PATH instructor and EAGALA Level 2 and is a certified Natural Lifemanship Practitioner and Equine Professional. Sara and her partner, Matt, are the founders of Discovery Horse where they conduct retreats and workshops for personal and professional growth. Discovery Horse provides trauma-informed services in a community environment and offers collaborative space for a multitude of mental health service providers who want to embrace these principles in their own personal and professional relationships. Recently, Sara’s work with children who have experienced trauma and the adults they grow into drove her to investigate Natural Lifemanship. All of Sara’s work, regardless of the model that drives it, focuses on relationships and connection. Sara is dedicated to supporting not only the clients looking for the opportunity to trust themselves and build safe, healing relationships according to Natural Lifemanship principles but also the horse and human professionals providing these services. As an Natural Lifemanship trainer, Sara is thrilled to share the power behind these principles, believing they have the power to transform all relationships. As a Natural Lifemanship partner site, Discovery Horse is excited to share their commitment to creating a community that operates from these principles.