About the Co-Founder
MARCIA THAYNE, M.Ed. MSW & CSW
Co-Founder, Program Director for M.E.E.T. The Mustangs Where Heart Meets Horse™
Marcia is a gifted communicator and teacher. Her empathy and skills have changed lives and directed others along the path of excellence that she has walked so well herself.
After being undefeated for six years as the Utah State Amateur Champion, she became a renowned teaching professional and in 2007 was inducted into the Utah Golf Hall of Fame.
Marcia taught Honors English in Salt Lake City, Utah, for 25 years. Subsequently, she attained an MSW from Boise State University. During her educational experiences at Boise State, she worked with severely and chronically mentally ill patients, homeless children, adolescents and families. She also worked as a clinician in a non-profit mental health clinic setting with individuals and couples. She also facilitated groups on anger
management and parenting.
After graduating, she moved back to Utah and obtained a CSW. She has worked as a clinician in drug and alcohol addiction. She facilitated groups for opiate addiction, relapse prevention, cognitive restructuring and after-care. She has also worked with domestic violence victims and perpetrators.
In 2002, Marcia became a cofounder in Windhorse Relations. Her previous experiences and beginner’s eye into horsemanship, helped create adventures with the Windhorse teachers that are transformative to humans, even if they are afraid of horses or have no previous experience. Marcia’s humor and great Windhorse Herd anecdotes keep the adventures playful yet powerful.