Lloyd grew up on a ranch where horses were his world. Upon his return from Viet Nam, the horse was his salvation. The ranch and horses were a sanctuary and not open to anyone outside of immediate family. While Lloyd is a veteran of the horse and ranch life, he continues to work towards bettering his understanding and methods of working with horses. He is EAGALA certified, and continues to educate himself while helping in our programs.
Linda’s love for horses began as a small child. Her childhood goal was to grow up and marry a rancher, which she did. They have been married 48 years, and have lived on this ranch for 42 of those years. “I’ve always felt so blessed to live and work with horses. As a founding member of Clover Haven, I want to share with others the many gifts of learning the horses have given to us.”
Kay is a lifelong student of the horse. In her youth, she studied hunt seat equitation, jumping, and dressage, and attained Horsemaster Certification through Potomac Horse Center in Maryland. Of recent years, Kay has turned her attention to the vast possibilities that arise from a relationship with the horse based on mutual commincations and trust. A founding member of Clover Haven, Kay is interested in facilitating interactions between horses and humans dealing with cognitive, emotional, and/or physical issues. She is a Therapeutic Riding Instructor certified through PATH, International and EAGALA Certified. EAGALA is the leading international credential for practitioners of equine-assisted psychotherapy.
Melissa developed a love of horses as a child, riding western and bareback in the mountains of Eastern and Western Oregon. Her carefree giddy-up days of youth have led her to embrace a reverence for horses and developing a deeper understanding of the horse-human relationship. As a family and child therapist (LCSW), Melissa is living her dream of co-facilitating therapeutic work with equine partners. She is certified through PATH, EAGALA and Natural Lifemanship.