About Doro Lohmann

Doro grew up in Westphalia, Germany, where her training in vaulting and formal dressage laid the foundation of her work’s integrity.

Finishing College with a bachelor's degree in sociology and child psychology, and after starting a career in special education, she immigrated to the US in 1989 and continued working with special needs children. 

She first began working as a professional trainer in Northern California in 1996 where she designed, constructed and managed private horse facilities. 

For many years she studied with nationally recognized experts in the field of veterinary and holistic medicine, equine massage and physical therapy, master farriery/equine podiatry, as well as holistic equine dentistry.                                    Based on this education, she has created an exceptional foundation for the physical and emotional rehabilitation of horses.

Her deep understanding of these factors and the relationship between a horse’s emotions and their physical body allows her to succeed where other trainers fail.

Doro is highly successful in building and repairing broken lines of communication and lost partnerships between horse and human. She sees herself as a facilitator, with the ability to create solid and trusting relationships between horse and human, unlocking the highest potential in both.

Based on the depth of her understanding of equine psychological behavior, Doro has naturally re-connected to the world of special education and provides individual equine assisted learning for troubled teens.

Doro relocated to Sun Valley, Idaho in 2004 where she has raised her son Julian.




In July of 2009, Doro founded "Silent Voices Equine Rescue" and set out to advocate for horses living under horrific circumstances. Many of those equines have found their way to new lives through the organization's rescue and rehabilitation.                             

By the end of that summer she initiated the rescue of 21 wild mares from the BLM Challis, Idaho gather. The following spring 11 foals were born.                                     Along with two friends in charge of raising awareness and funds, she cared for the "Challis Sisterhood" for nearly 3 years. She refers to that time as her "most valuable horse education" and bases many of her unique skills on that experience.

The herd as a whole was eventually placed into a 7000 acre private sanctuary in California.


"All good things are wild and free." 



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