Kelly Jones is a certified equine professional with the Natural Lifemanship Institute. She is passionate about supporting people who are struggling with that feeling of being stuck, who want to break through unhealthy patterns of behavior that are affecting their relationships and quality of life. Through her innovative method of partnering with horses, whether in a team with a licensed mental health professional or as a facilitator of coaching and retreats, her clients gain awareness, and experience a lifelong transformational shift as they reconnect to themselves and others. This journey helps them gain clarity and confidence, so that relationships improve as they get from where they are, to where they want to be.
What is it about being in the presence of horses that is so settling for the human being? What is it that seems to cause our bodies, minds and spirits to heal when we spend time with them?
For over two decades, Kelly has been on a deeply personal journey to explore these questions within the context of being a single mom, a ranch owner and horse manager, partnering with licensed mental health professionals, facilitating retreats and mentoring others at her Texas Hill Country Oasis Ponderosita Ranch, home to South Wind Equestrian Learning Center.
As a certified equine professional with the Natural Lifemanship Institute, she has helped many men, women and children break through mental and emotional limitations, develop deep insights, heal from life-long traumas and develop and grow healthy and safe relationships.
Equine behavior and welfare are a top priority for Kelly, and her deep love and respect for these gracious sentient beings grows daily. She continuously pursues knowledge and training through experts in equine facilitated activities and therapy, trauma and nuero-science, horse behavior and facility design and maintenance.
Kelly received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in Marketing from Texas Tech University and has also worked as an Equine Consultant to many ranches and resorts including the award-winning Miraval Resort and Spa and The Retreat at Balcones Springs. She is a mother to her beloved two children, Ben and Katrina. In her spare time, she enjoys fly fishing, skiing, hiking, reading and gardening.