Our Instructors

Instructors

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Sean Keller, Equine Therapy Instructor

My name is Sean Keller and I was born and raised in Colorado. I spent my youth hunting, fishing, and camping in the wilderness. That is where I found my love for horses. At 18, I left home for the United States Marine Corps Infantry where I deployed overseas for two combat deployments. After the Marines, I trained horses and attended college where I obtained my Master’s Degree. I became a Police Officer and served for 14 years. I’ve been married to my beloved wife Jordan for 17 years, I have 3 lovely children and I am now the Equine Manager for the 9th largest ranch in Montana. 

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Wayne Appl, Equine Therapy Instructor

45 years in the horse industry. Including 23yrs. as Head Wrangler/Foreman on 3 guest ranches, 12yrs. as Camp/Operations Manager & Packer for 3 outfitters. Served on the board of directors for Back Country Horsemen of the Flathead, Hooves & co. competitive distance riders. A  Defensive horsemanship instructor for the U.S.F. S. Father & Mother both served during WWII, Brother served in Vietnam.

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Ingvar Ingvarsson

Ingvar Ingvarsson is a retired US Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer.  He retired in December 2017 from the USAF, after 30 years of service.  He and his wife moved to Montana in June 2018.
He is passionate about helping all of his brothers and sisters in arms.  He's attended the VALOR Equine Therapy Program twice and has been a board member for the past year.  He recently attended the instructor training class through Herd 2 Human.
Ingvar is also an avid outdoorsman

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Elizabeth Freeman

Elizabeth Freeman is a certified Herd to Human Instructor. Elizabeth wears many hats as barn manager at Dauntless Equine, a wife and a mother. A born and raised Montanan she as been around horses her entire life spending many hours on the trails with her father. As well as countless hours in 4-h and open horse shows with her mom. It was through this that she discovered the power of healing through the horse and how it helped her and could help others. Although she enjoys many of the wonderful things Montana has to offer nothing tops her passion for horses, which is evident in how they permeate all parts of her life. Elizabeth continues to pursue the field of interspecies communication to better provide a place where people from all walks of life can connect through the power of the horse. Elizabeth is currently providing service at Dauntless Equine in Kalispell MT.