Linda Raulino grew up owning and riding her horses and ponies in Massachusetts. She’s taught horsemanship and riding to people of all ages for over forty years. Linda and her many equine partners competed in hunt seat equitation, jumping, hunter pace events and field trials for decades culminating in many championships for competitive trail riding. Her working background in dressage as well as combined training has enhanced her teaching skills.
She was a Judge for U.S. Pony Club, organized New England Regional Special Olympics competitions, St. Jude Research Hospital Ride-A-Thons and competed in pleasure carriage driving.
Her talent for helping others along with her passion for horses blended when her career of Equine Assisted Therapy and Therapeutic Riding found her in 1987. Linda is a certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor with PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) since 1994. She conducts internship programs for new instructors and continues to create safe and educational classes at Horses Make Miracles.
Betty Tobias has been involved with horses for most of her life. She has shown hunter/jumpers as a child, and is currently practicing Western Dressage with her amazing Quarter Horse Buddy - Betty-is-a-PATH certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor and Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning. She has taught therapeutic riding for over a decade, has facilitated equine workshops and classes for children and adults of all abilities that focus on riding skills, life skills, social emotional learning, and horse behavior, and continues to value and learn from the horse's unique perspective, motivation and input.