Barn: Hancock Stables
Location: Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
Melissa Smithmyer has been taking riding lessons at Hancock Stables under the direction of Alex Brehm for 10 years. Melissa also spent two years of apprenticeship under the direction of Alex Brehm. Through this training, Melissa has also worked with dozens of horses from all different backgrounds and temperaments. Other horse background related activities include; One year of work as a farmhand at Hancock Stables (feeding horses, mucking stalls, moving horses from pasture to stall and back again). And two years of volunteer work at Mending Hearts Animal rescue.