Mikkayla has been a volunteer with Heartland since August, but has already had a huge impact on the riders she regularly sidewalks with on Wednesday and Thursday. She eagerly accepts extra positions when subs are needed during the week and has volunteered for several special events including the Mid-American Charity Horse Show.
Mikkayla had limited access to horses growing up in Ogden, UT, but is making up for lost time by taking riding lessons as well as volunteering for Heartland and Changing Leads Equine Rescue. She hopes to have her own ranch in the future.
Mikkayla is currently stationed at Ft. Leavenworth where she actively serves in the U.S. Army as a Private First Class. She has been in the Army for a little over a year as a Correctional Officer. She also enjoys portrait photography in her spare time.