OUR STAFF Brock Malky Brock has trained all the horses at Trinity Equine Ranch using the Parelli Natural Horsemanship method. Certified at Level 4 ensures the highest level of safety for each participant, horse, and trainer. Brock's command of his horses is so good that he can ride without bits, bridles or even a saddle. This skillset requires hours of dedication, trust and respect from each horse. Brock works with each horse daily, but his favorite time is spent riding his long time companion horse Rambo. Riding for charity events or trail riding is just one of many activities that Trinity Equine Ranch supports. However, the most important work Brock provides is the skillsets shared with visiting participants. Teaching individuals to be comfortable around a horse is no small feat. Brock asserts "The relationship between a participant and horse is similar in nature to the dynamics found between people." A relationship must begin with trust which expounds to respect and in short time a positive relationship develops. Any type of successful relationship must begin with trust and respect.
Theresa Malky Equine Assisted Therapist Theresa Malky has been formally trained in Parelli Natural Horsemanship and currently holds a Level II position. She has also been trained in EAGALA and certified at Level One. Theresa recently received her BA in Psychology and Theology and is currently in graduate school. She expects to receive her license as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in January of 2019. To date she has worked with hundreds of participants in both group and individual sessions. Theresa's horse of choice is the young Starlight. A large portion of therapeutic work is done on the ground, or "ground-work and ground-games." Theresa has worked with children using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt and Realty therapy techniques to assist with behavioral and cognitive affect. Addressing emotional and spiritual wellness is also beneficial to bring about person-centered mindfulness or commonly known as being in the here and now!
OUR HORSES Our most devoted staff members are the horses we have trained for the past nine years at Trinity Equine Ranch.
Rambo is an 18 year old, Warm Blood Appendix gelding. Rambo has been trained in Parelli horsemanship for over twelve years and loves children and people. He is calm and majestic all the time, but was quiet feisty as a young horse, which is probably how he got that name!
Tobias our newest edition is a 9 year old National Spotted Saddled-Bred. Toby has been working diligently to become a great partner and is terrific with children. He has made significant progress over the past years and has learned natural horsemanship skills using the Parelli methods, and intuitively equipped to facilitate in EAGALA participation.