Our Team


About Us

The Horse Inspired Growth & Learning Center Inc. was established in 2005 by Robin Dunning and Pam Dudek for the purpose of providing an ethical, powerful resource for improving lives through the use of horses. We continue that focus with our team here on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. 

Our Team

Robin Dunning, Co-Founder, President

Eagala Certified Equine Professional

Eagala Network Coordinator

Robin has been working with horses for the past 40 years training, instructing, breeding and competing on a local and national level. In addition, she owned and operated her horse farm for  22 years. The importance of selecting horses for this program requires someone that, not only has an in depth understanding of horses but can also observe them in their natural environment which is crucial to the process of selecting horses that are appropriate for the program. During sessions it is her job to observe the horses and how they are interacting with the clients watching for patterns to emerge.  Because the horses will respond in often subtle ways it is her responsibility to identify questions that will aid the client in discovery. Robin has also worked in the mental health field as a mental health worker at Sheppard Pratt Hospital. Robin also serves on the EAGALA Ethics Committee.

Horse Inspired partners with licensed mental health professionals and certified equine professionals in our community to meet the needs of our clients.