Meet The Team
Founder & President
Kit Maxwell grew up with horses. She started Zenhorse out of her passion for horses, her determination to be part of the change in healing the mistreatment of wild horses, and and her dedication to empowering people who have been marginalized. She is a licensed therapist, Equus Coach Master Facilitator and certified Life Coach.
Beckah has spent most of her life performing, teaching, and choreographing dance, with the dance of energy being her primary passion now. She co-facilitates most of Zenhorse's amazing workshops and offers her healing magic to horses and humans. Her endless support and help behind the scenes helps keep everything running smoothly.
Marissa first discovered Zenhorse when her wife, Chelsea, brought her out to our Open House. Marissa was immediately moved by the mustangs and the mission of Zenhorse. Since then, Marissa has been an invaluable volunteer, an adopter of the stunning mustang, Fuego, and a Zenhorse Board Member! We are so thrilled to have Marissa on our team.
Peggy has been with Zenhorse since it was a twinkle in Kit's eye. Peggy has owned horses most of her life and is passionate about ensuring their safety and care. It is Peggy's unwaivering support that makes everything that Zenhorse offers possible. Her creativity and sense of humor keep us all in good spirits!
Rita is a certified Equus Coach and lifelong educator. She shares her time and talents with us here at Zenhorse in the greater St. Louis area as well as her home in Orlando, Florida. She is an amazing collaborator and has a heart of gold. Rita and Kit hatched the original vision of the Wild Woman Weekend which continues to provide amazing experiences for women.
Jane is an incredible Board Member. She has such a passion for the horses and for Zenhorse. And Jane knows how to make things happen! It is largely due to Jane's support, persistence and elbow grease that Blue Sage's interior design overhaul is near completion! Jane is always thinking about what the horses and the humans need and making sure we have them. She is an amazing human, and she is Travi's person.
Jean came to Zenhorse as a volunteer and has become simply invaluable. She has worked very hard to help whip the barn into shape, providing the amazing shelving in the feed room that has made all the difference in organization. Jean has helped on many projects such as the Black Tie and Blue Jeans Ball, and we are thrilled to have her on the Board.
Fuego is estimated to be about 11 years old. Gathered just one year ago, he was a stallion in South Steens, Oregon for 10 years. Fuego was at the BLM pickup location when we went to get Boone and Bodhi. Fuego was in the same corral because his adopters had refused him upon seeing his flesh wound. Marissa heard his story and said, "We can't just leave him here." So onto the trailer he went to come to Zenhorse. Fuego is very timid, and we are just getting to know this extremely handsome guy.
Boone is a 3 year old mustang from Salt Wells Creek, Wyoming. He was gathered as a yearling and became available in the Online BLM Auction in March of 2023. No one else bid on him, so we won Boone for $125. Boone is curious and very interested in people. He is not afraid of much and quickly became the leader of his little sub-herd of himself, Fuego, and Bodhi. We are working to build his back leg strength as he has not had enough exercise in holding to build the strength he needs to use his back legs properly.
Bodhi is a 2 year old mustang from Divide Basin, Wyoming. He was gathered as a 3 month old. Even though he comes from a different herd and part of Wyoming, he and Boone were gathered only one month apart. Boone was also made available in the March 2023 Online Auction. There was another bidder looking at this cutie patootie, so we paid a little more than $125, but not much. Bodhi is adventurous and sweet. We just love this little guy who has a lot of growing yet to do. At 2 he is already as tall as Boone!
Sundance comes to us all the way from the Paisley Desert in Oregon. She was 6 years old when she was gathered, so she is a confident lady who knows who she is. She is now 9 years old and has been with us here for a year. Her training has gone slowly as we have respected her pace and feelings about being taken from the wild. She is a stunning horse with tons of heart and lots of opinions.
Sunna is a 7 year old mustang born in the wild in Oregon. Kit adopted her from the BLM when Sunna was 3 years old. Her full name is Sowelu (a Nordic rune). Sowelu symbolises the energy of the sun, the great guiding orb that is carried by the Goddess Sunna in her bright carriage.
Bo's full name is Gebo. This Nordic rune represents a gift, an exchange - reward for effort and altruistic giving with no expectation of reward. Bo is a 22 year old mustang born in the wild. He came to our attention through Evanescent Mustang Rescue and Sanctuary. He was in a kill pen less than 24 hours from going to slaughter. Peggy saw him and sent the money needed to bail him out.
Jo's full name is Wunjo. Wunjo is the rune of love, and social communities - togetherness and celebration. Jo was in the kill pen with Bo, also less than 24 hours from going to slaughter. Peggy had bailed out Bo, so Evanescent put all of the rest of their donation money together to spring Jo and asked us if he could come up to us with Bo. Of course we said yes. Jo is 15 years old and born wild in a herd in Nevada.
Travi, short for Travieso, is a little Spanish mustang born wild in Colorado. He was the first mustang to come to us as a foster from Evanescent Mustang Rescue and Sanctuary. He is 7 years old and his adopter is Jane Ferko. Jane allows Travi to stay here at Blue Sage Ranch, and we are so glad because he is definitely a fan favorite. He is a sweet and mischievous guy.
Emma is our most recent herd member. She is a mustang born in the wild in Oregon. She does not have a freeze mark, so we believe she is about 23. Emma has been though a lot, so we have been giving her time to decompress. We did not change her name because she definitely knew it! Evanescent and the amazing Lisa Sink stepped in when Emma was going to be euthanized because she had been labeled "untrainable." She is sweet and loving. She has much trauma to work through, but she is FAR from untrainable. We are so grateful to have her here with us.
Lana, short for Svetlana (which means star in Russian) does not belong to Zenhorse, but we are so glad to have her staying with us. Her person is Krystal Bolinger, who has known Lana since she was born. Krystal needed to move Lana from where she was, and were thrilled to step up to have Lana stay with us. She is 18 years old, sweet and sassy as any good pony is. She is wonderful with adults and children alike.