Hello, I am Amy. Nice to meet you. As you will learn if you decide to reach out to me, I have a very diverse realm of experience in the horse world and beyond. In addition to my past career as an interpretive specialist and park ranger, I am currently an author, web developer, consultant, artist, and songwriter with two dogs and two beloved horses of my own. My personal website with my endeavors can be found here: AmyInfinity.com. For my role as an Equine Consultant, I have over 20 years of equine experience including the following:
Running and maintaining my own small farm with two horses; my history of riding and horse husbandry traces back ten millennia (okay, not that far, considering I'm in my thirties, but sometimes it feels like it, for better or for worse).
Multiple years of working with horse rescue as a field agent, volunteer, rehabilitator, and trainer of both people and horses in associated handling & communication.
Experience in bridging connections between horse and human.
Facilitating the overcoming of past equine trauma.
Led a therapeutic riding program for children with autism.
Have trained multiple horses (including one of my own).
Experience working with a wide variety of horse trainers, communicators, and facilitators, some of world-renown.
Worked as both a merchandiser and salesperson for a high-volume high-end tack and feed store in Del Mar, California.
Past member of the University of San Diego Equestrian Team.
Currently riding and training in multiple disciplines.
History of boarding at a variety of different barns of all sizes.
Assisted with barn management, upkeep, and maintenance of a very large multiple-horse farm and facility.
Have functioned as a barn “personal shopper,” attending multiple tent-sale events, entrusted with purchasing thousands of dollars worth of equine-related merchandise including everything from tack to clothing, equipment, horse blankets, & safety equipment.
I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the University of San Diego and have worked for the National Park Service, Washington State Parks, the US Navy, and even Starbucks.
I am from Tacoma, Washington and have lived in California, Tennessee, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and now Washington again.
My youngest horse, Atlas, is a rescue as is also my youngest pup, a chihuahua named Aurelia. Winston is my Belgian/QH cross and Ranger is my elder Australian Cattledog.
My legal name is Amy McDougall Filosa, but for professional purposes, I go by my pen name, Amy Rise Infinity.