I was born in Holland to an English mother and Dutch father.  After the family moved to England, when I was 3 years old, I spent my growing up years living in the country on the family Rose Nursery.  

As long as I can remember, I have loved horses.  The family didn't share my enthusiasm, after all no-one in the family's known history had ever expressed an interest in horses!!!  So, I wasn't taken very seriously. Although the grounds at the nursery had an original stone stable, a horse of mine never lived there.  So, to get my horse 'fix' I rode my bicycle to a local village to clean stalls in exchange for a horse to ride.  I also befriended girls in the village who had horses.  It wasn't until I moved to America as an adult that I owned my first horse.

For several years I trained and showed young horses at halter.  Later I managed a small breeding program where I raised American Quarter Horses.  

It wasn't until 2009 that I was introduced to Therapeutic Riding and later that year to Equine Assisted Psycotherapy and Learning.  I participated for a year as a volunteer and then decided to pursue certification with the EAGALA program and am now Equine Specialist Certified. 


Kansas Health Solutions interviewed Horses to Humans about Equine Assisted Therapy for the August 2011 Newsletter.  Click on the following link to access their website.  kansashealthsolutions.org       (This post is no longer active)
Kathleen Timmermans   ~   Kansas        email:  info@ktequineassistedservices.com