Meet the Team

My Little Horse Listener is made possible by a herd of hard-working and dedicated equines and humans. Learn more about them below! 

The Equines



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Age: 4
Gender: Girl Donkey
Last book read: "Eeyore's Adventures"
My friends describe me as: a shy thinker
People first notice: my bray
I wish people knew that: I'm very agile! 
I am most passionate about: supporting others


Age: 2 years young!
Gender: Girl Mule
Last book read: "Francis the Talking Mule"
My friends describe me as: very approachable
People first notice: I'm still very small
I wish people knew that: I'm a mule, not a pig! 
I am most passionate about: my equine family


Age: 6
Gender: Boy Horse
Last book read: "Black Beauty"
My friends describe me as: handsome
People first notice: my blue eye
I wish people knew that: I'm a member of a running club
I am most passionate about: practicing my soccer skills

Hot Dog

Age: 7
Gender: Boy
Last book read: "Molly the Pony"
My friends describe me as: dominant and sweet
People first notice: my name
I wish people knew that: I'm a softie! 
I am most passionate about: eating.

The Humans Who Started It All!


I’m Liz Delfs, founder and Executive Director of My Little Horse Listener. I love finding new solutions to challenges facing young people and, if I could, would be with kids and equines all day in the activity corral! Now retired from a corporate law position at Pearson, Inc., I began my legal career practice in special education law in Boston where I fought for the rights of children to learn and their parents to dream of a successful future for their kids. I've now come full circle and am grateful to the hundreds of children and families who placed their trust in us, and also Thor, Hot Dog, Serafina and Baby Melly for providing the opportunity to make a difference for so many vulnerable children and teens here in northern New Mexico. 


I’m Gary Clendenen and I work with Liz on managing the programs and caring for our equine family. One of my favorite jobs in the horse pen is to take everyone on long walks. People love to see miniature equines and walking them is a great way to meet people, keep the horses in good form (and stop traffic!).  I was a professor of business operations in Texas and New York before retiring to Santa Fe and I have a passion for improving math skills for children in the public schools. I’m active in several fantastic education-related organizations and boards in the community, although nothing matches the uniqueness of what Liz and I are doing for kids with these lovable equines.

We also have a wonderful Board of Directors, whose support makes our programs possible!

You can learn about them by clicking here.