Shannon is founder and president of Horse Sense of the Carolinas, Inc., an internationally-recognized leader in the field of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning, and Horse Sense Business Sense, dedicated to supporting professionals in the field. Horse Sense of the Carolinas, in Marshall, North Carolina (outside of Asheville), is one of Natural Lifemanship’s premier host sites where Fundamentals and Intensive trainings are regularly offered. Shannon has worked with and taught horses and people for over 30 years. After 10 years teaching in college, she left academia and began working with abused & neglected horses. She began pairing “rescued” horses with people in 2001, and Horse Sense was formed soon after. She and her husband Richard continue to work with horses through horse rescue organizations and local humane societies and law enforcement.