"Our mission is to provide a program of therapeutic horsemanship to children and adults with various mental and physical disabilities."
Therapeutic Riding of Texas
Cassie came to TROT as a volunteer in the summer of 2010 and joined the Board of Directors in December of 2010. Cassie began riding at the age of 5 and has raised and showed Arabians most of her life. After an early career in the financial industry, Cassie is currently pursuing her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian. Cassie was first attracted to TROT because of her love and knowledge of horses but stays with TROT because of the riders. Cassie believes that no matter what attracts a volunteer to TROT everyone comes back for the same reason…our wonderful riders!
Cassie McCollum- Board President
Dale started volunteering with TROT, one night a week, in March 2010. By May she was volunteering two nights a week and, in December, joined the Board of Directors. Dale did not start out with a lot of horse experience but has always loved all animals. When she was looking for a volunteer opportunity, a friend suggested TROT. Dale attended an open house in early 2010 and signed up on the spot. Dale came to TROT because she loves horses and wanted to volunteer somewhere. She stays because she loves the huge smiles on the faces of our riders as they interact with the horses and other volunteers. Dale is proof that you don’t have to be a “horse person” to volunteer at TROT. You just have to have a desire to make a difference even if only in your own heart.
Dale Cox- Board Member and Volunteer Coordinator
Lynette Green is the Training Director for TROT and has been with the organization since 1993. She was certified as an instructor in 1995. She is also certified in hearing and vision screening. She is currently on the Board of Directors for TROT.
Lynette Green- Board Member and Head Instructor
Barbara Thompson- Board firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara Thompson has been a part of the TROT family since 1998. She was a student of Christine Radosta for many years. Horses and riding have always been her passion. She currently has two horses and three Great Danes and always makes time to ride. She continues to study Parelli Natural Horsemanship with Jerilyn Caldwell.
Jamie Thompson started volunteering for TROT when she was 15. As a student of Christine Radosta she became very familiar with all the TROT horses and was allowed to become a horse handler. She was hooked. In December of 1997 she was given her horse, Lady, as a Christmas present, who she still rides today. Jamie has since become a student of Jerilyn Caldwell and Parelli Natural Horsemanship. She has also started the process in becoming a certified PATH instructor. In 2010, Jamie became a board member and then executive director of TROT in 2012. She hopes to help TROT grow and has already started several projects to do so. She is also working on adding Horses for Heroes to TROT, which she hopes to have up and running by 2014.
Jamie Thompson- Executive Director