Welcome to Allison Acres ~ Galt, CA ~ (209) 224-4304
Dog and Cat pictures and info
More info on me from a horse training/instructor standpoint, with more pics!
October 2007 update: I'm married! My new last name is Scoleri. Hopefully I've caught and changed all incidences of Cindi Long on this website, but my business license and my ARIA certification .jpg still say Cindi Long.
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<--- Here a recent picture of me, from right after I got married, 10/4/07.
<--- This picture is from summer of 2000.
So, a bit about me: I live on a 20 acre ranch in the Sacramento Valley where I raise horses and sometimes cattle. I share this ranch with my parents and my husband. I've got a daughter who's a a freshman in college (YAY for the first semester of straight As!) I've also got a son who is seven and in second grade.
<--- Here is a pic of me, from 9/05.
As for education, my BA is in psychology with a concentration in biological psych and a minor in science (science for majors, that is, as I was pre-med for a couple of years with plans to go on to a doctorate in neuroscience -- kids and horses took over, though, and now look at me... :-) I took a lot of research and experimental methods classes, and I worked as a research assistant for a neuroscience professor as an undergraduate. Then I went thru the multiple subjects teaching credential program at San Jose State University. I also did all the coursework for a master's in education, but then I moved. I had planned to finish, doing a long distance sort of thing, but it's just too hard to leave the horses and the kids for any amount of time. I do hate having to say I have completed some graduate level courses but that I don't have my master's!
<--- This picture is from about 1999
I have a lot of animals. I have five dogs, lots of cats, 12 horses, plus several more who board here that I take care of. As for dogs, I used to do rescue when I still lived in the bay area (saving dogs from the pounds or from people who were going to give them up or stray dogs, spaying/neutering them, and finding them new homes). I don't do rescue anymore now that I'm in such a rural area. I have opinions on how to buy and take care of dogs; these opinions might help you have a better life with your dog. And of course I love the horses! I also love teaching kids about horsemanship, and I'm quite fond of beginner adults as well.