My name is Haley Kottler-Shores. I am 26 and live in Wichita, KS. I am a Campaign Director at a statewide non-profit where I advocate for anti-hunger initiatives. Truly a dream job! I grew up showing quarter horses, and horses have been part of my life since I was 12. More recently, I have taken a step back due to graduating college, starting my professional career and getting married. Through the Horse Help Challenge, I was spurred to ride more, and have now been consistently riding 4 times a week. Not only has it been good for me, its been GREAT for my house– 6 weeks ago he was a very scary ride…and then tonight, we loped for a long time AND played soccer (at a walk…)
I need to work on gaining confidence. I’ve gained weight in the past few years and its affected my confidence in the saddle quite a bit.