Dylan Palm was born and raised in Washington. He’s been interested in horses for as long as he can remember. His grandfather raised Quarter Horses, and Dylan was riding green horses from the time he was seven. After his grandfather’s passing, he joined the Civil Air Patrol cadet program and was away from horses for about five years. But by the time he was 17, he was back to working at a barn, working with horses professionally and teaching lessons. His main interests since then have been colt starting and developing bridle horses. Dylan was invited to SAFE by Joel Conner, who suggested he attend a horsemanship clinic he was teaching at SAFE. When the pandemic hit in March 2020, Dylan stepped in as a member of our Barn Staff team, running the barn as many as four days a week. His training business has pulled him back from SAFE since that time, and as he gains more clients, he has less time left over to work at SAFE. But he’s kept his Sunday barn shift and continues to give back to SAFE volunteers with teaching sessions about safe horse handling. Dylan lives in Snohomish County with his fiancee Jill, and the two plan to get married later in 2021.