Born and raised in the Sacramento area, Haley began riding at 7 years old. She primarily took english riding lessons and showed hunter/jumper, but familiarized herself with western riding as well. Throughout high school Haley expanded her knowledge of horses and developed a passion for working with children while volunteering at Ride to Walk, a therapeutic riding center in Lincoln. This continued into the workforce where she gained rewarding teaching experience running both in-home ABA therapy and after that, taking her skills to the classroom setting where she worked providing social/emotional support to middle school students. This past April, 3 years after her childhood horse passed, Haley decided it was time to 'get back in the saddle', and adopted a 12 year old blind mare named Maisy.