"Horses have always been my passion.
I love their honesty, I love their athleticism, I love the way they smell.
If I can't be around them, I ache."
Bethany Pappani was born to love horses.
Growing up in Gilroy, California, Bethany's rehabilitative nature soon found its calling when she
came across her
was a gelding who suffering from severe malnutrition.
Training was born from the excruciating hole losing Rebel created.
With a dedication to equestrian living, fueled by a respect for the remarkable spirit of the horse, Bethany Pappani
has continued working with challenged horses, transforming their lives and the lives of their partners.
Beginning at Foothill Arabians in Japatul,horses soon started to arrive.
It wasn't what Bethany had expected from what was started as a conditioning business.
Most of the clients who sought her
expertise had troubled horses and had been through several trainers with minimal or no results.
found cases horrible cases of neglect and abuse that were appalling.
immediately knew her
An eclectic group of horses was developing.
was helping Thoroughbreds, Paso Finos, Appaloosa's, Akhal-Teke crosses, Andalusians and more.
Rehabilitation and proper starting became her
commitment to furthering her
own education became the top priority.
In March of 2008, Bethany
became acquainted with Patrice Edwards.
Instantly impressed with Patrice, Bethany
became involved in arranging clinics locally, including hosting them at Windfall Ranch to provide the opportunity for all of her students, clients and horses to benefit.
In 2009, Bethany
also added the coaching & instruction of Len Judd.
continues to specialize in rehabilitative training at Windfall Ranch in Japatul Valley.
All horses are handled daily and all breeds are welcome.
prides herself on a natural approach toward creating willing and respectful equine partners.
takes a holistic view; including saddle fit, hoof care, Chiropractic evaluation, dental care, and diet when considering behavioral issues.
embraces a partnership between traditional veterinary care and cutting edge, alternative rehabilitation techniques & therapies. (See featured "Before & After" stories on Stem Cells, Prolotherapy and Veterinary Acupuncture.)
Training has developed a reputation for rehabilitating horses with little or no hope.
Not only bringing them back just to service, but COMPETITION.
This is her
still participates in Endurance & Ride and Tie events.
mentors junior riders and recruits & coaches Ride and Tie rookies.
will now share her
love of horses with San Diego community youth through the creation of the non-profit organization Reins