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Darcy Minter - Founder and Executive Director

Darcy Minter - Founder and Executive Director

Darcy is a Therapeutic Riding Instructor and a Specialist in Equine Mental Health and Learning certified by PATH International (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International). Darcy spent 28 years as a communications and marketing professional in government, corporate and nonprofit organizations, most recently as the communications director for the Western Folklife Center in Elko, NV. She has a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management from Seattle University, and a Master of Science degree in American Studies/Folklore from Utah State University. Darcy’s love of horses started when she was very young at her grandmother’s summer camp in the mountains of northern New Mexico. She has had her own horses for the last 18 years and credits them for helping her be a happier and more grounded person. She started Windhorse because she wholeheartedly believes that horses can transform lives, and she wanted to give young people in need an opportunity to experience their powerful medicine.

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