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.
Ben has been with Zenhorse as the Board Secretary from the beginning. He lives in Los Angeles with his partner, Logan, and works full time in HR as well as doing an amazing job as Board Secretary. Ben is an unyielding advocate and is dedicated to making the world a better place.
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!
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.
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 our newest 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 underway! Jane is always thinking about what the horses and the humans need and making sure we have them. She is an amazing human.
Kim grew up with horses on her father's ranch and has a special way with them. She has been an unfailing supporter of Kit & Zenhorse from the start, and spends time between St. Louis and at her home in Rogers, Arkansas. Kim was the very first person Kit "practiced" on when she was in Equus Coach Training many moons ago. Thanks, Kim! All of the success has been built on the foundation of your love and friendship.
We are still taking suggestions on a barn name for our beautiful new buckskin mustang, but Shoshone Moon will be her registered name. She is two years old and is coming to us from her herd in Antelope Valley, NV. We will keep you updated when we know a specific arrival date!
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.
Tori, short for Artoria, is a 21 year old mustang born in the wild who had been adopted. She was rescued from a kill pen in Iowa by Evanaescent Mustang Rescue and Sanctuary, who asked if we could head up there and pick her up. Her front feet were in rough shape from laminitis. We started treating her right away, and she has been with us ever since.
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.