Rebecca Cook came late in the "baby boomer" generation, growing up in the country outskirts of a small Midwest village in the USA. Placed on a neighbors horse when she was 2 years old, a lifelong love of all things "horse" was born that has never diminished. She grew up with an avid interest in nature and curiosity for natural healing that has been cultivated through her degree in Occupational Therapy.
Professionally she is a contributing author in Enhancing Human Occupation through Hippotherapy, is published nationally and internationally for Hippotherapy Safety Research, has been an Occupational Therapy instructor in the Hippotherapy program at Western Michigan University and taught classes on disabilities for Michigan State University Extension's Proud Equestrian Program.
Rebecca's career has centered around improving the health and wellbeing of horses and humans by facilitating holistic pain and stress relief. She has over 25 years of therapy and professional equine experience. In addition to being an Occupational Therapist, Wellness Coach, and Licensed Massage Therapist, she is certified in the Fear Releasing Method, Coaching with Animal Archetypes, and the Emotional Freedom Technique.
Her horse credentials include being a certified Centered Riding Instructor, a certified Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning, a PATH INTL Riding Instructor and a Level 2 Therapeutic Driving Instructor, and a Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist.