Our Mission

We believe that this video says it best!

Catherine Zimmerman (“Mustang Cat”) is not just SHS owner’s stepdaughter but also SHS youngest Junior Instructor. At the age of 12, she was accepted into the Bureau of Land Management’s 2015 Youth Mustang Makeover program and began working with Comancheria (“Monche”). On the outside, she might look like a privileged young girl. However, unbeknownst to many people, she is a typical teenager facing many of the same hardships that other young people encounter but often hide from others.

This year, at 14, Cat created this inspiring video that describes her own struggles and determination to overcome many of the social obstacles and life hardships that other young people are forced to deal with: school or cyber bullying, lack of self-esteem, parental divorce, disease, substance abuse, and depression. Her video shows the power that horses have to heal people. It just takes a dream and hard work to overcome the hardships that so many of us face.

Both Cat and SHS dedicate this video to all young people and adults who might find themselves in a similar place. It is our heartfelt hope and mission to be able to help anyone, young and less young, overcome adversity, find comfort and joy in our environment and achieve their potential. Let the healing power of horses help you find who you can be.

Caution! If you share a genuine love and appreciation of horses as most of us do, this will make you cry. Keep a box of Kleenex nearby!

The pair performing at the Wisconsin Horse Fair Youth Talent competition, a few months after the above video was taken.

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