Fitted for the Field
The Outfit Explored
Hitch in her giddy'up? Not likely. Rachelle's got her busy life in order. There's her family, her vegetable farm, her animals and her passion for all. Central to everything is Rachelle, the glue that keeps it together. And lucky for her, she's got the gear that helps her get it all done.
Kuma sees opportunity behind every open door and through every open window — of cars and trucks, that is. He's not shy about hopping in. Rachelle attributes that to his first couple thousand-mile drive home to Wisconsin from Idaho. It's from that first trip home that Rachelle thinks her pound puppy got an itch for the open road.
The only climate control in Rachelle's work environment is the gear on her back, and she can't let a little rain or crummy weather slow her down. Her solution? A Duluth Oil Cloth Jacket, Fire Hose® and Berber Vest and some waterproof Bogs. With gear she can count on, Rachelle works with the weather instead of against it — which brings a definite joy to any rainy day.
Consistency is key — in training and environment. That's the part that the sand arena plays. It ensures reliable footing in Wisconsin's seasonal climate. Ground driving lines and lunge whips encourage a desired response through careful repetition, and a well-fitting saddle is the interface between horse and human.
Roxie stole Rachelle's heart 14 years ago as a 2-year-old colt. Their relationship began as a college project for Rachelle's independent colt starting class. It continued as an unrivaled companion- and partnership. Together, Roxie and Rachelle teach students through lessons and the training DVD that Rachelle created and that both of them starred in.
Good food, pure and simple. That's the foundation for Rachelle and her husband Tom — and the business that they've built together. It's based on small scale, farm fresh produce that travels from their garden to your table. That shared foundation is what brought them together, and it's sustained their business, Old Stage Vegetable Gardens, for 15 years and counting.
As a Vet Tech, Rachelle is the eyes and ears of the doctor. She takes vitals with her thermometer and stethoscope, records that information in her notebook and relays those findings to the veterinarian. It's like she's the R.N. to a medical doctor — only, her patients have four legs and can't talk!
For Rachelle, it's all about balance — she's so active, that it has to be. Rachelle achieves balance through conscious thought and action, and she hits the floor any time her body, heart, mind or soul need a dose of TLC, so that finding balance is never a stretch.
Her husband and daughter, the central pieces to Rachelle's heart — the pieces to which her world revolves.
Read more about Rachelle in her online Duluth Woman Biography »