Bobbi is an Equine Assisted Learning coach, having worked with thousands of people from all over the globe who come to her for healing, self-help, and deep and necessary changes in their lives. Her work depends on the arena, as it is covered, heated, and lit— a large expense but one she took on 20 years ago in order to not only share with people how the horses have changed her life, but also to allow her to be the animal advocate that she is.
You see, in addition to running her business, Bobbi and her daughter Cedar, who is a Special Olympics medal winner, have run Stillwater Horse Whispers Ranch, selflessly devoting themselves to the care of animals that cannot care for themselves. Over half the herd of horses at the ranch have been adopted by Bobbi when others no longer wanted them, without any compensation to her. Bobbi’s motto for years has been “horses come first.” Obviously the horses do not come before her motherhood, but it’s abundantly clear upon entering the ranch, that sharing the healing power of horses is among her very top priorities. She is a true animal advocate.
Along with adopting those unwanted animals, Bobbi has provided training and education to those who need it the most. This includes courses through Flathead Community College, best-selling author Laura Munson’s acclaimed writing workshops, well known personal coaches Susan Clark and Cris-Marie Campbell of Thrive, Inc. with their "Finding your Mojo" workshops, as well as working with individuals from all walks of life and age. Whether they are struggling in their lives, or with development issues, Bobbi’s work heals. The arena is a crucial part of her being able to do these things, and without it, Bobbi is severely limited in what she can provide. “I’ve seen Bobbi’s work change lives over and over again. The ripple effect is vast. People come to her, as I have personally, and things change quickly. She is one of the most powerful healers I know and we need to support her!” — Laura Munson
The original construction of the arena was flawed, unbeknownst to Bobbi, and yet it lasted almost 20 years, despite considerable wet snow on the canvas roof. Unfortunately, it was not insured, as Bobbi has operated the ranch on a shoe string budget since the 1980s .
Now it’s time for us to give back to Bobbi, so please if you can give any amount to this Go Fund Me effort to raise funds for a new arena, it would be deeply appreciated.