Deb Schuch, LPC, MCAT, ATR, NCC, Owner, Barn Manager, Instructor
Deb has been a professional in the equine industry since 1997 when she and her husband purchased Windswept Stables. She also has over 35 years of experience in the mental health field as a professional counselor, obtaining her BA from Shippensburg University in 1978 and her Masters in Creative Arts in Therapy from Hanneman University in 1980. As a riding instructor she blends her counseling expertise with her horsemanship experience, focusing on personal and social growth of her students through the development of horsemanship and riding skills. Her counseling background includes working with individuals who are struggling with life transitions, mental illness, substance use and abuse, and learning disabilities. Her counseling approach blends traditional theories and incorporates therapeutic activities which may include horses, art, and nature.
Stephen Schuch, LCSW, Owner
Steve offers psychotherapy sessions at the farm through his private practice. With over 30 years of clinical practice, extensive continuing education, and an emphasis on what works rather than on what’s wrong, he tailors his approach to the specific needs of each individual, couple, family, and group for whom he provides service. For additional information regarding clinical services, please view his Psychology Today page
Sara Schuch, LPC, Instructor
Sara has been working with horses her entire life and has had the opportunity to learn from many instructors in various disciplines. As a youth rider, she participated in 4-H, attended local shows, and rode with nationally-known drill team. Currently, she is working toward her USDF Bronze medal and actively training under a USDF gold medalist. She is a PATH Intl. Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and has an undergraduate minor in dance. She uses this training to assist riders in developing the physical and mental skills needed to reach their horsemanship goals. She is a compassionate rider who focuses on relationship, effective technique, and correct biomechanics to produce happy equine partners.