Winter Keeler – Lead Horse Power Riding Instructor
Winter is a PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor (TRI), Mentor, and Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning (ESMHL). She has been an instructor with the Horse Power Program since 2011 and has been connected with Touchstone Farm since 2004. Winter grew up riding at home in North Carolina. In high school, she worked and rode at Longleaf Pine Farm in Southern Pines, and spent many years as an active member of the Moore County Pony Club. Winter participated in Games, Combined Training and Tetrathlon Pony Club rallies on the East Coast, competing at the local, regional and national levels, as well as competing in local horse shows and eventing on the East Coast.
Winter greatly enjoys helping people connect with horses and other people, discover self-confidence, attain independence and learn new skills. Winter is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in a group practice in Keene, NH. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of New Hampshire at Durham. In her spare time, Winter enjoys renovating her home, spending time with family and friends, traveling, and being outdoors!
Testimonial: “We are so pleased with the positive changes from lessons. As early as lesson one my son said “I like how she (Winter, our instructor) gives instructions”. The impact of riding has been beneficial in many areas of daily task. Lessons provide a positive progressive self-challenge in a calm atmosphere. The staff is compassionate and able to adapt to each individual. We look forward to continuing with the Horsepower program and the growth it is providing our son.”