Maria is a certified equine specialist through EAGALA. Maria has lived at Red Moon Ranch with her family for 10 years. During this time she has managed a boarding facility and the care of up to 15 horses. She is a firm believer that through the horse we can grow emotionally and become our best and authentic self. Maria credits the broken, mistreated and abandon horses she has rescued for her knowledge of the equine mind and how it effects healing.
Cheri Jacobs Goetze
Cheri Jacobs Goetze spent 10 years training, riding and showing horses from her mid-teens to mid-twenties. She successfully trained and showed in equitation, dressage, hunter and jumper classes in North Florida. Cheri also trained running Quarter Horses for the Los Alamitos Race Track at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. Cheri took a 30 year hiatus from the horse world to pursue a successful career in Television Advertising Sales Management but chronic health issues forced her into early retirement in 2016. Cheri lives with her 23 year old daughter in Laurens, South Carolina where they are working together to rescue and rehabilitate at risk horses and goats.
Joy has a B.S In Psychology and is employed by Continuum of Care as a Wrap Facilitator. She works with families on a team approach that involves children, families, supports and professional services providers to keep youth in their homes, schools and communities and decrease interactions with the legal system. Joy has served on a team for CDV (Criminal Domestic Violence) and has also been through training for trauma and drug paraphernalia and usage and effects.
For years, Erin has witnessed horses' God-given ability to heal and humble. Her childhood horse, Pacer, started teaching her when she was 12 years old, and God is still using him to teach her almost 20 years later. For the majority of her career, Erin served in full-time music ministry with her family where horses were also used on many occasions to connect people to the heart of God. She is continuing her journey with horses now as a professional trimmer and partner with YAEMU.