Trudy Mossop has been finding ways to have horses in her life from a young age, starting off by mucking out stalls at a neighbor’s barn to trade for riding lessons. She rode with the Cornell University recreational equestrian program (mostly hunter-jumper) during college and was a trail ride leader during graduate school. Trudy became a PATH certified therapeutic horseback riding instructor in Philadelphia, PA at Pegasus Riding Academy, where she managed a 15 horse herd, including their ongoing training and exercise programs. She has a Master’s of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Delaware, and is a Washington state approved trainer for early learning educators. During the week, Trudy works as a Mentor Educator at Hilltop Children’s Center in Seattle, WA. Trudy brings her curiosity and reflective practices to her bi-directional learning partnerships, be they with children, adults or equines. She escapes the city to hike, bike, and camp with her husband and doggo. Trudy is SAFE’s Saturday Barn Staff.