Lydia Cassidy started out as a steady volunteer in April 2012, she showed interest in all aspects of the rescue, so gained experience working in the barn with the horses as well as in the office. In March of 2015, she began to work part-time in the office assisting with various fundraisers and projects, record keeping, and maintaining the website. She graduated with an Associates Degree in Equine Management, Anatomy and Physiology, and went through the equine studies program at the Kentucky Horse Park for two years during which she worked with mares and foals, and with the Mustang Troop. She started riding when she was eight, taking lessons at a Morgan Horse farm in Georgetown, and still rides occasionally. Lydia lives in Nicholasville and has two children, who are regulars at the Center and love to volunteer when on school breaks.