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Madison Shambaugh, nicknamed “Mustang Maddy” from her work with wild horses, teaches compassionate horse owners to connect with their horses and solve behavioral issues without force through her Horse-Human Connection Academy (HCA). Shambaugh is passionate about advocating for training methods that are based on compassion, understanding, science, innovation, and mindfulness.

Future for women in the western industry “The women who I have the honor of working with are incredibly sensitive, intuitive, and empathetic when it comes to working with their horses. The future for women in the Western industry—particularly as it pertains to horses—is burning bright with potential, as women are learning to lead with their hearts.” See the complete list of COWGIRL 30 Under 30 2020 here. Applications are open for COWGIRL 30 Under 30 2021! Apply here.