Terra Schaad, Founder, Licensed Counselor, Coach, and Daring Life Enthusiast
Terra is a zealous horse lover and the founder of Hunkapi Programs, Inc. She holds a bachelor of science degree in pre-veterinary medicine from Texas A&M University, where she competed at the national level for the Texas A&M horse judging and equestrian teams. Following college, she trained reining horses professionally. It was during this time she discovered her intuitive ability to build a safe, trusting and sustainable relationships with horses. She went on to receive her master’s degree in counseling psychology from Arizona State University in 2006, where she conducted research on equine-human relations and group dynamics.
From 2010-2012 Terra had the extraordinary opportunity to live in Italy, where she worked as a leadership coach and development expert at the University of Iowa’s CIMBA, an international MBA business program. Her work included intense study, research and application of neurobiofeedback, emotions, psychological assessments, and mindfulness, including how they all directly affect leadership and optimal performance.
Terra gives full credit to horses for her development as an entrepreneur, leader and human. She is committed in her purpose to give all beings the same opportunity with horses and to live life with a heart wide open. Terra is an avid yogi, three-time Ironman finisher and ultra marathon runner. She embraces her extraordinary life with mindful, contagious enthusiasm and gratitude. In the arena, Terra combines her education, intuition, and experience with horses to observe and interpret individual and group behavior and gives immediate, tangible feedback that will dare you to move mindfully and love optimally.