My name is Sharon, and I am the founder of Healing With Horses. We are a nonprofit organization that offers a tranquil and therapeutic environment with the bonding of horses and people. I have been around and owned horses since the very early age of four. In 1994, I was involved in a near-fatal automobile accident that left me with a traumatic brain injury, broken bones, and in a coma for a long period of time. When I did wake up, I had to learn how to walk again. Therapy was intense, and after much frustration and not much improvement, I lost hope, and I gave up. I then found myself at a horse rescue farm, where I started to feel motivated again. While still in a wheelchair, a horse came to me and nuzzled into my chest and tried to lift me straight out of my wheelchair.
Over a period of time spent at this rescue, I unbelievably went from walking with a walker to walking without a walker then to walking with a severe limp to finally riding a horse again. The smells and feelings of these experiences really brought me to a state of motivation, and I was inspired to start Healing With Horses after all of this. If I could make it, so could others, and I really wanted to be able to provide that for other individuals. I learned to really live in the moment.