Born2Be Therapeutic Equestrian Center
                   A  P.A.T.H. Premier Accredited Center

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Director - Mary Gwinner

Horse background: Rode and showed English discipline through High School;. Currently owns  two miniture 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 two centers through multiple successful center accreditations and re-accreditations.

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, Int'l (PATH) association.:

Former member and chair of the Accreditation Committee

PATH Site Visitor

PATH Faculty (Associate Visitor Training Course and Center Accreditation Training course)

Member of the PATH Faculty Development Task Force.

Former Texas State Chair.

Tracy McCarty - Head Instructor

Born 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 US to study Hippotherapy in Germany, thus beginning Tracy's career in the therapeutic riding industry. By 1997, Tracy earned Registered Instructor status through NARHA (now know as PATH Int'l.). Since then she has been a therapeutic riding instructor and has become a PATH 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, their four daughters, three dogs and a Paint horse.

Eva De Meyer Anderson - Instructor

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.


 
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