My name is Rachell Christie and I currently live in York County, Pennsylvania. I am a small animal/equine Vet Tech and am looking into becoming a Veterinarian. I'm a 35 year old single mother of 2 great daughters, Ava and Alliha, and so the thought of going back to school is a bit intimidating. I hope to attend the University of Pennsylvania in 2012 and be a DVM by 2016. My plans are to open a small equine rehabilitation center in the York County area. The closest rehab centers are New Bolton and Fair Hill, both hours away from this great horse community. I hope to offer the following therapies: Accupuncture/Accupressure, Aquatherapy, Laser/Ultrasound Therapy, Chiropractic care as well as medical/surgical layup and reconditioning. But first...I want to go to school!
I started riding at about the age of 7 and started showing when I was 10. I rode Huntseat Equitation throughout my childhood and showed the Virginia Beach schooling circuit until I was about 16.I was a working student from 14 until 18 and started riding Jumpers when we were relocated. Once we moved, I started teaching beginner lessons and occasionally trained a horse here and there. It wasn't until I ended up in Louisiana that I started really working with OTTBS. Thoroughbreds have always been my true loves so the opportunity was an amazing one but short lived when I found out I was pregnant. I took time off from the barn to raise my daughters and now that they are old enough to ride and understand how to behave in the barn, I started riding again about 3 years ago. I currently have an 18 year old 18h American Warmblood named Sherlock Holmes and am searching for my dream horse and my dream farm. We are hoping to find a place to open my rehab and do some rehoming as well.
I joined Alex Brown in 2007 when we started looking for my dream horse. had been an active animal rescuer/foster home all of my life and was overwhelmed at the amazing efforts of the FOBs. I figured that I should join because there were so many people across the nation making these huge efforts to help not only horses but dogs and cats as well. I knew that this was a group for me to be a part of and help as I could. I could see that the FOBs always needed foster care for retiring/transitioning OTTBs and thought that once we establish my farm, the connections and friendships on this board would be fundamental to my causes and love of Thoroughbreds.
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