Executive Director, Little Hooves and Big Hearts
Jan 14, 2020 12:10 PM
Tammy Mockbee
Executive Director, Little Hooves and Big Hearts

As LHBH’s co-founder, executive director and lead equine-assisted facilitator, Tammy Mockbee feels blessed to be able to combine her love of horses with her lifelong commitment to helping others. Tammy started riding when she was only four, and she’s been around horses ever since. Immediately prior to teaming up with Patty Green to form LHBH, Tammy was a riding instructor, trained horses and taught equestrian classes at the Miraval Resort and Spa near Tucson. Described by some of her friends as the female “Horse Whisperer,” Tammy has developed an extraordinary bond with her equine friends, and she’s trained LHBH’s fifteen miniature horses to be highly effective therapy animals.

Tammy’s interest in helping people with special needs goes back almost as far as her riding. As an eighth grader in Tucson, she volunteered to work with mentally and physically handicapped kids. Tammy continued her volunteering in high school, helping out at the local senior center, caring for a young boy with epilepsy and spending weekends with a physically disabled couple. In the years since then, she has assisted the Marana School District with its special-needs students and has helped provide home-care services to the elderly. Her gift of empathy now finds full expression at LHBH.

Tammy is certified by Skyhorse Equine Guided Education, the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International, and Pet Partners.