Laura began riding thirty years ago at a hunter/jumper barn in Montgomery County, MD. She competed in local hunt seat show circuits and the Inter-School Horse Show Series with her appaloosa named Porkchop. She continued riding in college as Captain of the equestrian team and qualified for Zone Finals of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association. Since then she worked for four years at a training barn exercising foxhunters and learning dressage. She is particularly interested in the rescue and rehabilitation of abused and neglected equines. Over the course of several years as a volunteer trainer for both Days End and Lost and Found Horse Rescue, she applied natural horsemanship techniques to halter-break feral horses and donkeys, handle stallions, and retrain ex-racehorses under saddle to ensure they were adopted into permanent, loving homes. When she is not teaching riding lessons, Laura works as a biomedical writer.