Horse SenseAbility grew out of founder Polly Kornblith’s passions for working with kids at-risk and for being with animals. Polly decided to combine her love of horses with her interest in the healing power of horses for those who have experienced trauma.
In 2018, Polly took this vision to the next level and launched Horse SenseAbility in a brand new facility specifically designed and built for therapeutic riding and horsemanship activities. Horse SenseAbility is proud to be a member center of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH).
Polly Kornblith, Founder & Executive Director
Founder Polly Kornblith is a PATH-certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor (TRI) and Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning (ESMHL) with a Master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Polly's career in the field of education began in 1981 and includes involvement in animal-assisted therapy for the past 10+ years.
Sarah Lovett, Equine Manager & Instructor
Sarah majored in Equine Business Management and Riding at Johnson and Wales University and has since completed a Master’s degree in Sports Leadership. Sarah is certified as a riding instructor by the Certified Horsemanship Association as well as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Margret Bell, Equine Specialist
A psychologist, Margret has particular expertise in working with sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and other interpersonal trauma survivors, and veterans. Animals have always been an indispensable, healing part of Margret's life, which led her to become a PATH-certified Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning (ESMHL).
Cindy Conquest, Instructor
Cindy has worked for 15+ years with riders of all ages and abilities from Arkansas to Australia (and many places in between!). Cindy enjoys using horseback riding to help her students improve self-confidence, interpersonal skills and executive functions. Cindy has her Master's degree in Education and is bilingual in Spanish. Cindy is also a certified Massachusetts riding instructor.
Elizabeth Shealy, Instructor & Physical Therapist
Elizabeth Shealy is a physical therapist who has spent most of her 30+-year career working with children with special needs. In 2016, Elizabeth expanded her skills to incorporate horseback riding (hippotherapy) as a treatment strategy. Elizabeth is certified as a riding instructor by both PATH and the state of Massachusetts.
Lisa Slawsby, Equine Specialist
Lisa is a PATH-certified Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning (ESMHL) who is pursuing certification as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). Lisa has been a Stable Moments mentor since its inception at Horse SenseAbility and also manages the Wildstar Wranglers program.
Click the < and > arrows on the sides to meet all of our animals.
Our very first horse, Calli is a Thoroughbred who raced for 3 years on the Eastern seaboard. She’s 22 years old and 16 hands tall. Calli is the princess of Wildstar. She adores being pampered in every way—grooming, muzzle trimming, glitter pedicures, massages, braiding—you name it, she loves it!
Our Board of Directors & Officers
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