Instructors

Linda Raulino

Linda Raulino grew up owning and riding her horses and ponies in Massachusetts. She’s taught horsemanship and riding to people of all ages for over forty years. Linda and her many equine partners competed in hunt seat equitation, jumping, hunter pace events and field trials for decades culminating in many championships for competitive trail riding.  Her working background in dressage as well as combined training has enhanced her teaching skills.
She was a Judge for U.S. Pony Club, organized New England Regional Special Olympics competitions, St. Jude Research Hospital Ride-A-Thons and competed in pleasure carriage driving.
Her talent for helping others along with her passion for horses blended when her career of Equine Assisted Therapy and Therapeutic Riding found her in 1987.  Linda is a certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor with PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) since 1994.  She conducts internship programs for new instructors and continues to create safe and educational classes at Horses Make Miracles.








Jackie Ashley
Jackie Ashley MA, LPC, BC-DMT is a licensed professional counselor in CO in the field of mental health for over 20 years with extensive experience working with major psychiatric disorders, trauma, anxiety, grief, depression and major life transitions. Specializing in Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy integrating horses and nature, mindfulness practices are used in her modalities and sessions.  She teaches, trains and supervises Masters’ level students in Somatic and Contemplative Psychology at Naropa University in Boulder, CO. She has a private practice and facilitates groups using horses for a variety of populations and issues.

















Betty Tobias

Betty Tobias has been involved with horses for most of her life.  Her experiences have been varied; she started in hunt seat equitation and jumping, began showing horses at ten, and then decided to expand her experience by taking lessons in dressage as an adult.  She benefits from the understanding of the horse’s perspective and currently takes horsemanship and western riding lessons as well as participating in clinics and workshops.  Betty is a PATH certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor and Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning.  She presently enjoys teaching students of all abilities.  She has two handsome Quarter Horses; Buddy and Scout who have taught her and her students innumerable life lessons.