Today we’d like to introduce you to Gina Mure.
Hi Gina, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
I have been working with horses for over 30 years. I currently give riding and horsemanship lessons, train horses, and entertain with my pony at kids’ parties and events. His name is Earl Grey and he performs lots of tricks; he has been in a couple of commercials and models too! I also started a dog swimming business called SoxyDog Swimming. My two dogs Chloe & Sox who are no longer with us were the inspiration. We volunteered doing pet therapy visits at assisted living facilities and a special needs center called Cortney’s Place on behalf of Pets On Wheels Scottsdale.
There are many people who do not have access to a pool, so dogs are able to come exercise in the heat of the summer and swim with their owners. That has evolved into me providing dog swimming lessons for fearful or first-time dog-swimmers too. 🙂
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
I currently am running on my 10th pacemaker due to a rare genetic heart condition. I had my first one when I was 7. Some would see it as a struggle but I am grateful it began when I was a child as it has taught me the importance from a very young age about what truly matters in life….following your heart and inspiring others to do the same. 🙂
Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I am a natural connector and have always enjoyed helping others. My work with dogs and horses in my life has connected me to so many wonderful people. My husband and I own a custom home business and I am also a realtor. It has been really cool to look back and see how many relationships we currently have (both personally and business) started out by me giving a kid a pony ride or working with someone’s horse. I am also an actor/model and have been signed with Dani’s Agency for over 25 years.
I am very proud to say I am the wife of an infantry Veteran who served for 20 years.
Any big plans?
I am looking forward to spending more time with my husband traveling. We love the outdoors and have so many places we want to explore. I have always enjoyed singing and am hoping to connect to that world as a form of expression. My pony brings so much joy so I have more in the works to share him with the world via a children’s book someday too.
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