About Us

Nancy Kittleson

Teacher, demonstrator, seeker, morale booster, believer, laughing friend!

"I have been in horses my entire life. I was a Classical Dressage rider and teacher. In 2003, I came to FromtheMother Farm and began to evolve! I learned about Natural Horsemanship. I learned about Centered Riding. I incorporated these approaches into my teaching. Then I learned about Liberty Horse Training and, oh, boy!...my evolution took off!!

I made radical changes to my approach to training and my approach to life. This caused my horse to change. The deep connection I have with my horse now is what I have always dreamed it could be.

It is my thrill and honor to teach and share what I have discovered with those of you who are looking for this same depth of connection with your own horses. I can tell you from personal experience, that what you have always dreamed possible between you and your horse, IS possible...and I would love to help you both get there!"

Mary Shank

Owner, Caretaker, and Enabler

Mary and her husband Alan (deceased) purchased the property in April 2016.  Long-time friends of founder, Lynn Elston, they have perpetuated Lynn's legacy of improving the relationship between people and horses. Mary welcomes new clinicians, ideas, and opportunities and seek to share a unique experience with others who are traveling the same journey.

In this photo, Evinrude is attempting to protect Mary from the Paparazzi  😊

Lynn Elston, Founder

May 5, 1952 - January 19, 2016

Organizer, communicator, writer, teacher, seeker, meditation guide, Farm manager.

"I love sharing all that I have learned from the horses and the Farm! I especially like to teach adult beginners, as I can now be the teacher I was looking for 20 years ago when I first got into horses. I teach from my deep love of horses. I honor the mysticism and the magic and I am always delighted to see the light of understanding and awe on my students' faces, when they feel the magic for themselves!"


Teacher, grounder, rock solid, food-lover, confidence builder.


Summer resident, teacher, connector, clown, solid, curious

Your Invitation

FromtheMother Farm is a gathering place. A place for us to come together to learn, risk, share, grow and become better humans for our horses. All are welcome here, neophyte to professional. The only requirement is an open heart and a love of horses.

Maybe you've never done anything with horses but dream about them and love them...come join us!

Perhaps you are wondering if there is something more than competitions and shows for you and your horse to share...come join us! Maybe you are having troubles with your horse on trail rides and wish you could give him (or yourself) more confidence...come join us! Or, you're tired of riding patterns in the arena and are looking for something else to do and share with your horse...come join us!

Whatever has turned you into a Seeker, you are welcome.

We invite you to come be a part of it all!!