Kathy Sanders, Founder

Kathy has had a deep passion for horses since her early childhood. Her dreams were realized 20 years ago when she purchased her first horse.  Some people thought it was a 'phase' that she'd outgrow but if anything having horses in her daily life has made the fire within burn even stronger.  What started off as a yearning to ride and own horses, has turned into an overwhelming desire to share her passion with others by allowing them to embrace the equine experience.  Treszan and Courageous Connections have become her primary focus in bringing people and horses together while promoting the well-being of both, humans and horses.  

In addition to Treszan and Courageous Connections, Kathy loves to run, hike and barrel race.  She currently shares her life with her husband (Tim), son (Andrew) and her four-legged friends: Tres, Snazee, Bailee and Keyna.

Qualifications Include:
  • PATH Certified Riding Instructor

  • PATH Certified Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning

  • 4H Leader for 7 years

  • Western Games

  • Barrel Racing

  • Liberty Work

Tres became a part of Kathy's life in 2004 and has been a key contributor to her personal growth ever since!  He is a 21 year old quarter horse and in addition to patiently working with our riders and clients, he LOVES to play soccer!
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Snazee became a part of Kathy's life in 2005 when she was 18 months old.  She is a 14 year old quarter horse and became Kathy's partner in barrel racing.  Snazee has also been a gift and contributor to Kathy's growth.