Sandra Boe

Executive Director

Sandra Boe, has worked in therapeutic horsemanship field since 1999, starting as a volunteer. She was drawn to the work 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 Jernigan

Equine Professional

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


Staff Therapist

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 Jaeger

Barn Manager

& Instructor

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 Jernigan

Stable Hand

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. 

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