My name is Natalie and horses have been a part of my life from the very beginning. I was essentially raised alongside an Arabian-Welsh cross that my mother adopted as a foal. We were two years apart in age and that mare lived to be 36. I don’t have any horses in my life currently nor have I ever had a horse of my own, but I do hope to adopt one someday.

In 2016, I discovered the Equine Studies program at the University of Guelph and have been an avid student of the horse ever since. I completed the Equine Welfare Certificate in 2019 and have nearly completed the requirements for the Diploma in Equine Studies. I also completed an equine massage therapy course in 2018 and treated horses at a therapeutic riding facility for a year.

My guiding statement for equine welfare is to endeavor to always do what is in the best interest of the horse and encourage others to do the same.