Sandra Boe, has worked in therapeutic horsemanship since 1999, starting as a volunteer. She was drawn to the field after she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. She found being with horses so helpful to her, she wanted to share that healing experience with others. In 2002, she founded Boots 'n Breeches Therapeutic Horsemanship; in 2009, she started Changing Rein Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies to include equine facilitated learning and psychotherapy.
She is a PATH Intl. Advanced Instructor, Mentor and Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning. She holds a certificate in Equine Facilitated Learning from the Human Equine Alliance for Learning, has trained in the EAGALA model and is currently pursuing certification as an Equine Professional in Natural Lifemanship Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. She can be reached at , or 253-820-3289
Somer came to Changing Rein in the fall of 2014 to volunteer in our therapeutic riding program. In 2016 she started volunteering with our Hands on Horses program, and in the fall of 2017 became our Equine Professional Intern. Somer has had her own horses for 9 years and is now working towards a certification as an equine professional with Natural Lifemanship TF-EAP.
Julie Sole, MA
LMHC, MHP, NBCC
Julie grew up riding and showing horses before she joined the United States Army as a Military Police Officer. After a tour in Iraq, Julie found herself with horses again and realized the benefits for post-traumatic treatment. After retiring from the Army, Julie earned her psychology degree intending to provide EAP to other veterans. She has extensive post-graduate training in specializing in sexual abuse and trauma.
She utilizes principles and theories from Natural Lifemanship, Eponaquest, Systems Theory, and others.
She is currently working toward certification with Natural Lifemanship.
Julie works well with youth and adults who are ready to work on their trauma recovery. She is available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.
To contact Julie, you can email her at or call her directly at 253 358 5940
Jay recently joined our staff as Barn Manager and Riding Instructor. She has worked at large facilities in New York State and at summer horse camps in the San Juan Islands. Jay manages the barn staff and care of the horses. She is also teaching riders in able-bodied lessons. We are so happy to have her join our team.
Cheyenne came to Changing Rein in the fall of 2014 to volunteer in our Therapeutic Riding Program. She is a Senior in High School, and excels at art. She is also an avid reader.
Kayliss first came to Changing Rein through
the Hands on Horses program, where she proved to be a wonderful hand with the horses -- as well as a hard worker! We are pleased to have her join our team.
Kirstyn started volunteering with CR in the Summer of 2014. She is now a Freshman at Pacific Lutheran University. She loves playing soccer and tennis and assists the girls' tennis coach at Bethel High School, her alma mater. Kirstyn's long-term goal is to go to attend medical school.