Equine Specialists

MICHAILIA MASSONG

-Hearts of Freedom Horsemanship


Michailia Massong is a lifelong horse enthusiast who has had experience in many disciplines of riding and natural horsemanship. She was Miss Rodeo Alaska 2017 and traveled the United States to PRCA Rodeos and worked with many amazing horsemen and horsewomen.

When she first volunteered with an equine assisted therapy program she fell in love when she saw the amazing results. Since then she has been volunteering and then working in the field.

Michailia became certified through the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) in 2016 and has been the Equine Specialist for a variety of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy programs in the years since.


She currently runs Hearts of Freedom Horsemanship in Tollhouse, California, which provides riding lessons, adaptive Horsemanship lessons for those with special needs.

Additionally, Hearts of Freedom Horsemanship pairs with licensed therapists to provide Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Hippotherapy.

Learn more about Michailia at http://www.heartsoffreedomhorsemanship.com

AMBER PREHEIM

-Elysium Therapeutic Horsemanship

Amber has been teaching therapeutic horsemanship since 2009. She was the equestrian program director for Wellspring Academy of California, and most recently she worked with PATH premier accredited center in the south valley.

Amber is certified with PATH Intl as a therapeutic riding instructor and equine specialist in mental health and learning. She specializes in teaching horsemanship to veterans, individuals with intellectual, emotional and/or physical disabilities as well as traditional riding lessons.

Amber is owner of Elysium Therapeutic Horsemanship in Clovis, California. In addition to her work with horses, Amber is also pursuing a degree in social work and continues her education around serving veterans and individuals with special needs.