Mechaela Gates - more info >
Hi! My name is Mechaela! I have a bachelor's degree in animal science with an emphasis in companion animals and work as an animal genetic technician when I am not at the barn. I've been riding since I was 12, and have competed in jumping, equitation, and dressage. I have also trained in barrel racing, pole bending, and western pleasure. While attending UNL, I was a part of the UNL Equestrian Team on the hunter jumper team. So, my favorite discipline in riding is show jumping, but I currently only compete in dressage, which I also love.
I don't own any pets at home, but I do have a horse out at the barn.
When teaching, I strive to teach all of my students the grace and love of horses in a safe but fun way. I focus on working hard to improve not only my riders, but also the horses as well as myself.