Haley Pavlick, Equine coordinator
September 23, 2019
Haley has been with the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center since February 2019. She joined the team as our much needed equine coordinator, responsible for scheduling appointments, taking calls, explaining our adoption process, facilitating equine adoptions, managing horse owner surrenders, organizing the intake of horses from law enforcement, among many other things! Suffice to say, Haley makes our program run smoothly on a day to day basis. Our training team would be bogged down in paperwork and phone calls if it weren’t for Haley’s amazing skills. In turn, Haley is excited to be a part of the team and enjoys the comradery among the training staff members.
What Haley enjoys most about her job is working with and educating the public, as well as finding the right horse for interested adopters. Though she is not a trainer, Haley comes to Harmony with her own experience working with horses. She has been around horses since she was a young child with nearly 20 years of riding experience. She also interned at Premier Breeding where she assisted with all the tasks unique to a horse breeding operation, such as stud collections, artificial inseminations, embryo-transfers and broodmare management. She graduated from Texas Tech with a degree in animal science with a concentration in agriculture business. While she was at school, she also competed with cow horses under the coaching of Chance O’Neil.
One of Haley’s greatest accomplishments with her riding came when she won the AQHA Amateur Youth Cutting Competition in 2014 on her horse, Cristas Blue Smoke. It took a lot of hard work, practice and patience to earn that achievement. Developing patience is one of the key factors that Haley believes is essential to working with horses at any level. To people that want to work in the horse industry, Haley shares that it is not your typical 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. job. Horses require a life style of hard work and dedication that goes beyond that of traditional careers.
Haley goes home every day to her Highbrow Cat gelding, Mitchell; a 6-month-old Blue Heeler puppy named Malone, and her kitten, Mia.