Hello! I am Caitlin Gooch. 

I'm an equestrian, author, wife, mom, 4-H co-leader, founder of nonprofit Saddle Up and Read, educator, and advocate for diversity in equestrianism. Horse folk have a variety of appearances and backgrounds.

There are many stigmas about who can or should be involved with horses. Through sharing the stories of Black equestrian history and my own cowboy culture, I hope to inspire youth to show up for their dreams, passions, and interest no matter who says they don't belong.

As I live out my life in my purpose, I hope to encourage others, especially kids, along the way. Growing up on a farm has taught me how valuable every day is. It's important to be thankful and give back with love.

You can find Caitlin Gooch on Twitter and Instagram @TheBlackCowgirl