Meet Our Staff
Peg’s love for horses began as a child. She rode her first pony at her relative’s farm where she loved to visit, and dreamed of having a horse of her own one day. When Peg’s family moved to the country her dream came true. She showed horses in 4-H and AQHA. But her favorite time was spent in the quiet moments with April’s Princess, brushing her in the stall or just walking in the woods. She has always had a deep understanding, empathy, and love for all animals. Peg went into social work as a career in 1990. She worked with Juvenile Court, Department of Social Services, The Methodist Home for Children, and for several school systems. She is a Licensed MAPP (Foster Care Trainer), and a Licensed EAP and EAL Equine Therapist. She worked as a Special Advocate with juvenile offenders, and as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). Peg has a passion for Equine Therapy, and believes it’s a wonderful tool to help adults, children, and families understand more about themselves and one another. She started The Mustard Seed Equine Therapy Program in North Carolina, and then moved her business to Ohio when her Mother became ill.
Peg has two sons and four grandchildren. She has four horses, Tripp, Jewel, Impressive Miss and Cisco Kid. Her beloved horse, Heart’s Desire (Dez) passed away in September, 2011. (Find out how she inspired the program on “Our Story” page). All of the horses have worked with adults, families & children, and all of them have their own stories.