Name: Cathy Schultz (owner/operator)
Hometown: Winchester, VA
I have always had a love and passion for horses. I grew up in a military family and did not have the environment to have my own horse. So whenever possible I would spend my summers with my cousin in Maryland who had horses. I was taught to ride bareback with a simple bridle to steer with. If you fell off, you got right back on, and kept riding.
One summer my Dad broke down and bought me a Dappled Palamino pony. Bareback with a bridle, I even jumped her over lawn chairs with poles. I was15 and had a pony for 3 short months. It was hard to sell her, but I knew I would at least have her for that summer.
My first "forever" horse came after I was a Grandmother. I was in my forties and my wonderful husband supported my passion for horse ownership and helped it become a reality. Then we decided to move to Winchester to be with our children and grandchildren. They were looking for a house and we were also looking for acres to keep my horse.
We found 5 acres and made it into horse property. Of course we had to get a pony for the Grandchildren so we could ride together and to keep myTennessee Walker/Paint (Quattro) company. We added a driving Mini, and he is teaching me how to drive, adding another layer of knowledge to my horse information and experience. There is a Belguim Draft that I board for a friend, that is a gentle giant.
I am retired from Fairfax County Public Schools and wanted to work part time at a job, that will never feel like a job. That is how Horsey Helpers LLC was born.
As of this year (2018) I have been in business for over 3 years, and have met some wonderful people and animals.