Montanans You Should Know: HANNAH CATALINO
Horse Therapist Finishes Our Sentences
What most people don’t know about wild mustangs is… Beyond making excellent family horses, they’re very versatile and compete well against expensive horses.
Training a horse is kind of like… Raising a kid because it’s my responsibility to make sure I give this horse the tools to succeed in life.
Can anyone tell me why… Wild horses are so fascinating?!
If you met me in person, you would probably… Think that I’m quiet, unless we’re talking about horses.
The thing I like best about Montana Breeze is… Her heart—she’ll give me everything she has without a second thought.
My favorite day of the week is… Every day because I get to do what I love.
One thing about myself I hate to admit is… Although I have no problem getting on the back of a mustang that was wild a few days prior to coming to me, I fear driving and still only have a permit.
The most important thing to do when training wild horses is… Giving them the choice and freedom to bond with you rather than forcing anything on them.
Please don’t tell anyone that I sometimes… Sing to my horses, but only them.
The best advice my father has given me is… Take my supplements and thanks to him I’m as healthy as a horse.
If you could grant me three wishes, my first wish would be… That the 50,000 already rounded up mustangs in holding could find amazing homes.
If I could give Montana Breeze another name that fits her personality it would be… Maybe Maybelline, because she’s not lacking in the hair department and should be a cover girl.
The “gentling” technique in horse training always includes… Putting the relationship first and going at the horse’s pace.
The one thing I don’t think I will ever understand is… How people can be cruel to animals and each other.
I can never remember to… Brush my hair most days, I just go right out to the horses. Luckily, they don’t mind!
The strangest thing I ever saw one of my horses do was… Pick up a traffic cone and try and get the other mustangs to play with him by hitting them with the cone.
If you want to make me laugh, just… Send me funny cat videos; cats do the funniest things!
If horses had their own Facebook page, they would probably… not be much different than ours. They have similar emotions but can let go of the past and move on to live peaceful lives.
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