Mary Ann Simonds, MA is a behavioral ecologist and holistic health educator and has been riding and learning from horses for over 35 years. She grew up in California showing jumpers and branched into a variety of equestrian disciplines from racing to dressage. Focused on learning as much as possible about horses, Mary Ann traveled to Wyoming to study wild horses earning her B.S. degree in Wildlife Biology and Range Management from the University of Wyoming. Later, she earned her Masters degree in Consciousness Studies with an emphasis on Human-Animal Interaction & Health and has been researching cognition, behavior, and health in horses and other animals for over 25 years.
Mary Ann served on the 1990-1992 U.S. Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board as a wildlife biologist advising on wild horse management. She also consults as an "expert witness" in horse behavior cases. Operating EQUINES LTD, a horse brokerage firm for over 10 years in California and founded the Whole Horse Institute for horse education in 1985. Her research in preventative therapy products has lead her to develop the "Natural Vibrations" line of products for Toklat Originals including magnetic therapy and natural stress management remedies. Mary Ann lives at Wisdom Stone Farm, in Vancouver, WA with her husband, son and family of animals. For more information contact her at (360)573-1958 or write her at 17101 NE 40th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98686. Visit Mystic Horse For the Natural Vibrations lineof products.
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