Choose & Become Interview Series - Episode 7
I would not have met Becky had I not launched Choose & Become. And it could be, for
that reason alone, that I was meant to. I can barely write a summary here without feeling the overwhelming love and gratitude of the impact she has already made on me. I want to share her with everyone I know--her message of love, her connection with horses, and the community and sense of belonging she creates for those around her.
Becky, one day, I will get back on a horse to ride on a trail next to you, with the sun sneaking through the trees, embracing "the one thing".
As the 10th of 11 children growing up on a small farm in Indiana, Becky found her way to the South with her wonderful husband, Mo Bunnell. They have made Atlanta, GA their home for over 30 years and now live on a small horse farm in the city.
Becky Bunnell is a PATH International Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor and has over 12 years of instructing experience. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Ball State University and a Masters in Education from Georgia State University. She rode on the Ball State Equestrian Team and continued to compete in the Hunter arena. Currently, she is a member of the American Endurance Ride Conference and competes all around the Southeast in the 50 and 100 mile distances.
With her years of teaching experience in the classroom and her love for horses, instructing therapeutic riding was the perfect marriage of her passions. Becky, her husband, two daughters, the herd and an army of wonderful volunteers make up Reins of Hope at the peaceful Rising Creek Farm where, through horses, they all help others live their best lives.
EPISODE KEY MOMENTS
Enduring Success: [01:09]
A First Choice: [04:55]
Two-Way Agreements: [07:45]
Community and Belonging: [19:55]
Boundless Love: [29:49]
"The one thing"