In addition to her passion for helping others protect themselves from the damaging rays of the sun, she devotes much of her time to Horse Tales Rescue, her nonprofit organization. Horse Tales Rescue provides help for horses who have run out of hope. She is pictured here with one of their latest rescues, Pepper.
Trained as an intensive care nurse, Beverly resides in Sacramento, California. She is the wife of a successful orthopedic surgeon and the mother of three grown sons.
Susan is located in Shingle Springs, California (Sacramento area) and offers professional horse and mule behavior evaluations-problem solving, private and group riding lessons, ground work clinics, and horsemanship clinics, as well as horse and mule training for all disciplines. She specializes in starting young equine stock and problem solving for aged animals. Her horsemanship program builds confidence through control and safety for both the horse and mule and their owners.
Susan’s passion for horses started at a very young age. Born in the Midwest she began her English riding career at 7 years of age. At 9 years old she was riding Thoroughbred hunters and jumpers in the local Chicago area shows. She owned her first horse in California when she was 11, and has shown English, jumping, bareback and gymkhana. Over the years her passion gave birth to the dream of one day training horses and teaching humans to communicate better and subsequently be safer with their horses/mules. Through desire, determination, practice and more practice she has obtained that dream – and has continued to study the horse/mule, and gain skills to teach horse owners of every level.
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Ever since I was around 7, I had it in my mind I was going to have a horse rescue no matter what anybody said! Being young I had no clue of the extreme financial and emotional toll it takes on those embarking on a mission to rescue multiple abused and neglected horses. Over the years I have personally taken on rescue horses one-at-a-time, re-homed them after getting them healthy ,and moved on to find the next soul in need of a soft landing. While doing this I started a horse boarding facility in Rescue, California, called Meadowbrook Equestrian Center in 2008.
In 2014 I had a life changing horse related accident that put me in a vegetative state. I was not wearing a helmet. Needless to say, helmets are now required at my personal facility regardless of age. I still refer to it as my greatest blessing and journey.
In 2016, after caring for an incredibly healthy yet elderly horse for the previous 3 years - with so much life left, I was contacted by the owner stating they wanted the Horse euthanized due to finances and age. I was heart broken and angry but not being the legal owner i was backed into a corner. I made a call to a vet, who made a call to HTR, and came back to me with one of the greatest bits of news.... ”Horse Tales Rescue is willing to provide him with a sanctuary home!”
I was ecstatic, and that is where the story began of my appreciation, love, and where my involvement in Horse Tales Rescue began! In February 2017 I became part of the Horse Tales family!
All the horses both at my ranch and at Horse Tales have been, and continue to be, a blessing in my everyday life, helping me continue on my journey of physical healing and joy, as well as being accompanied by some absolutely amazing people that I now consider to be like family.