Staff

The staff at Rocky Run Stables are the best in the business.

Elizabeth Wilson – Owner Operator
I am a retired middle and high Public School Choral Director. I have owned and operated Rocky Run Stables since 1987 and have been involved with horses for over 50 years. I had always planned on getting miniature horses in my old age. When Paula Moore began volunteering at Rocky Run Stables, she introduced me to the world of miniature horse therapy. I decided to implement the therapy program in memory of my parents.

Jess Cannon – Instructor, Trainer
In 2003 Jess became involved in riding and instructing at Shamineau Ranch. She has continued to gain experience managing and training at a variety of horsemanship programs throughout Minnesota, Montana and Colorado. Her hope is to be a lifelong student while adding to her hunt seat, jumping, western, and dressage experience. She has a bachelor of Science: Equine Science from the U of M Crookston. She is a PATH Therapeutic Riding Instructor and Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning. “Working alongside people and horses is a blessing.”

Ed Lermon – Farm Handyman
Ed grew up on a dairy farm in southern Minnesota. He started riding when he was four years old and hasn’t quit. Ed enjoys driving horses and all kinds of western riding. He bred and raised paints and quarter horses for many years.  Ed’s hobbies include woodworking and hiking.

Pete Myhrwold – Fixer Upper Extraordinaire
Pete Myhrwold is a retired chemistry and physics teacher at the high school and college levels. He retired after thirty-eight years of teaching. Pete is a fixit extraordinaire who repairs things that Beth, the boarders and the horses break. He is a creator and maintainer of farm equipment and the many trails on the farm. He comes up with creative solutions to the problems at the farm. His passions in life include fishing, canoeing, golfing, woodworking and searching for “TOE,” the “Theory Of Everything,” along with “GUT,” the “Grand Unified Theory.”

Paula Moore – Mini Horse Therapy Volunteer
I am a retired middle and high school Public School Special Ed Teacher. I made a promise to a rescued nine month old colt in February 2008 that set me on a path of working with horses. I developed educational and informational programs to raise awareness of animal abuse and neglect in his memory. I presented these programs at schools, nursing homes, hospitals, businesses meetings and organizational events. A therapy miniature horse, Magic, accompanied me on these outreaches. I am currently a registered handler and part of the Pet Partners Therapy Team with the minis Maggie and Gracie.