Judi Winkel, Equine Specialist
Originally from Colorado and a graduate of Colorado State University, Judi says she was born with a love for horses, and found every opportunity to ride or study horsemanship. She started her Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy work when she was a volunteer in 2007 with the J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center in San Juan Capistrano, California, learning how to work with horses as therapy for persons with physical and emotional disabilities. Shortly thereafter Judi found her passion and her heart’s desire working with people in Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy and Learning. Judi is PATH certified Instructor and Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning, and she is also certified through Equine Journeys in Equine Co-Facilitated Psychotherapy (ECP). Most recently Judi has been working as Therapeutic Riding Instructor / Equine Specialist for Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy for Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center near Colorado Springs.