About Taos Horse
Our mission is to offer services and experiences which foster  respect and harmony within the ever evolving relationship between horse and human.
      Jessica Grimes began working with  horses in 1980 in Maryland.  She trained and competed for many years in Dressage, Hunter Jumper, Eventing and even a little Western Pleasure.  In addition to riding, she quickly immersed herself in the world of horses, doing barn chores in exchange for learning anything and everything she could about horses and and their care.  Jessica's early experiences teaching riding lessons began at the age of 14 and she has since had the pleasure of working with many different horses and students in multiple capacities.  
     From 2006 to 2009 Jessica developed and directed a therapeutic equine program for a rehabilitation academy in Northern New Mexico.  This opportunity added a wonderful dimension to her horse experience. 
     Now, working in the Southwest, Jessica has had the privilege of working with the  wild Mustangs that dwell in the area.  Working with these special horses has been an amazing experience, deepening and enriching all previously learned skills.
 Jessica's holistic hoof care practice has been developing since 2007.  Her work is on the cutting edge of a new consciousness  emerging in the world of hoof care.  She has facilitated  multiple successes in dealing with chronic founder and navicular cases.  She has transitioned many horses from "needing" to be shod to sound, happy, barefoot horses.  She continues to be a student of the hoof and the horse.   
   



   
     Jessica's other passion is Dance and movement study.  She studied ballet, modern and contemporary Dance at Peabody Institute of performing arts in Baltimore and danced for a modern dance company in Taos.  She has performed in Baltimore, New York, and here in New Mexico.  Jessica has also dabbled in Martial Arts and other somatic studies. Blending Dance and Horsemanship is an extremely rich and rewarding experience.  
    Jessica has studied Homeopathy, Herbalism, Massage and other forms of Holistic Health care and applies these understandings to horse care. 


Isadora and Duncan
Isadora and Duncan were born one year apart from the same mare and Stallion.  They are our main lesson horses and love to take part in our children's programs.
Gideon
Gideon was born in the wild and barely survived a traumatic event resulting in hem being injured and abandonded by his herd.  He is osur special boy.
Odin 
Our happy  herd
Odin is a youngster that needed a home when he was about five months old.  He is very sweet and is learning how to properly channel his "wise guy" nature.
We currently have a four horse herd.  Isadora, Duncan, Gideon and Odin.