Horse background: Rode and showed English discipline through High School; Currently owns three miniature horses and competes in horse driving trials and pleasure driving shows.
Education background: Certified in Special Educaton and taught special education elementary school in Mesquite and Midland. Also taught high school level special education in Midland.
Therapeutic Horsemanship background: Started as a volunteer at a center in Houston in 1988. Over the years has served as Client Coordinator, Board Member, Program Director and Executive Director. Guided three centers through multiple successful center accreditations and re-accreditations.
Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, Int'l (PATH) association.:
Member of the PATH Int'l Accreditation Committee
PATH Site Visitor
PATH Faculty (Standards Course, Associate Visitor Training Course and Center Accreditation Training course)
and raised in Oklahoma, Tracy first started riding horses at four years of age
and grew up riding and showing in 4-H. In 1995, when she moved to Texas, she had the privilege of working for
Terri Barnes, one of the first physical therapists in the U.S. to study Hippotherapy in Germany, thus beginning Tracy's career in the
therapeutic riding industry. By 1997, Tracy earned Registered Instructor status
through PATH Int’l (Professional Association of
Therapeutic Horsemanship, Int’l). Additionally, Tracy is a PATH
certified Level I Driving
Instructor, a PATH Mentor and a PATH Equine Specialist in Mental Health and
Learning. She is also a Site Visitor, which allows her to conduct
Accreditation Site Visits at therapeutic riding programs for PATH Int'l. Currently
Tracy resides in Denton, Texas with her husband, three daughters, three dogs
and a Paint and Appaloosa horse both of whom are treasured members of the B2B
therapy horse herd. She has one married daughter who is a Dr. of Physical Therapy and is also a proud new grandmother of a beautiful baby boy.
Trisha Kuhler, Instructor
Trisha did not discover the joy of horses until she was an adult. Her journey began by taking horseback riding lessons down the street from Born 2 Be. Her instructor at the time had a young niece who was disabled and together they helped her overcome her fear of horses. It was an amazing experience, so Trisha looked into therapeutic riding centers and found Born 2 Be just down the road. She started volunteering on a regular basis and became our equine manager for several years. She graduated from UNT with a BS in Biology in 2014 and then began her journey to become a Certified Therapeutic Horseback Riding Instructor. She student taught with Born 2 Be for a year and then completed her test to become PATH Certified. Trisha and her husband Paul finished building on their property and moved to Aubrey. They share their home and barn with Ripley (an Amazon Parrot), 2 barn cats Grohl and Taylor, and 4 horses, Magic, Mia, Rosalee, and Stewart. Trisha continues to take lessons on her personal horses and teach some able body lessons from her home. In addition to teaching, she also works 2 days a week in the office for Dr. Lampe with Absolute Equine.
Born and raised in Belgium Eva De Meyer Anderson didn’t have
a horse but regularly attended pony and horse camps when she was young. After
graduating as an Occupational Therapist, Eva wanted to go see the world. She
went to Australia with an association called WEP (World Education Program). They offered a program called “Australian
Cowboy” which gave her the opportunity to stay on a ranch, be part of the
family and ride their horses.
This is where Eva met her husband Mal, who had a dairy farm and about 24 Quarter Horses. In 2011 they decided to sell the dairy farm and move to the USA to pursue their ‘horsey’ dream. They, along with 2 dogs, a cat and 2 horses purchased the old Babcock Ranch in Gainesville TX.
When they settled here, Eva found out that therapeutic riding is very popular in the U.S. She thought it would be a great way to have a combination between her background as an OT and the horse world. She became a PATH Intl. certified instructor in May. At the start of September she attended a hippotherapy course.
She is a real asset to Team B2B. Her sense of humor and great teaching style has made her popular with our riders.