From Mimi Davis, Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Farm Manager and Trainer at the Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY:
Without Kirsten Lee and her unique knowledge and patience with a horse, one of our many retired thoroughbred racehorses would have been labeled a ‘bad horse’. Sunsmanship’s first days with human contact at the Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center were written in the charts as “breaks lose, does not like contact, needs attention, high maintenance”. Sunsmanship needed special attention and Kirsten paid us a visit just in time.. ‘Sunny’, as he is affectionately known now, spent two separate days of only one hour or so with Kirsten and his life changed.
We work with retraining these Thoroughbreds all year. ‘Sunny’ is now placed in a loving home because Kirsten helped him- and us- to learn that he loves human attention and will thrive now with it!!!! Thank you Kirsten, and when are you coming back to help others?