Teri Allen of Terolyn Horse Rescue has been a horse person since childhood. She rescued her first horse, Honey, as a child while living in Alaska for a while with her family. When it was time to move back to the mainland, the family arranged for The Flying Tigers to transport Honey and their other horse Beau—a first for everyone involved. Up to that time horses were transported in and out of Alaska in cargo ship holds or hauled over the Alcan Highway.
The family settled back into Colorado. Teri attended college at CSU in Fort Collins with a major in animal science. For the past 25 years she has been the owner of Terolyn Training, training horses, giving riding lessons and rescuing horses and other animals.
While Teri as been rescuing horses and other animals for decades, she only recently (2016) applied for and received non-profit status for her Colorado horse rescue so she can accept donations to help defer some of the heavy costs associated with rescuing horses.
Jacquelyn Penn (aka Jax) rode her first horse with her parents at 18 months old on a guided trail ride. She continued riding with her family multiple times a year while growing up in Colorado. In third grade, Jax started weekly horseback riding lessons. She took lessons for several years at Stockton Plum Creek Stables and assisted with children’s lessons, outreach events, tacking and leading horses.
During high school, Jax played year rounds sports and riding took a backseat. But when there was opportunity, she rode and leased horses while pursuing a career in massage therapy. Jax’s interest in horses spiked again after leasing a rescued horse that had been traumatized from being shot by BB guns on a regular basis. Seeing the pain and fear the traumatized horse still dealt with after being rescued touched Jax’s heart and pushed her to pursue working with horses full time.
When Jax and her husband moved to Temecula, California in 2014, she started working with horses full time. She was a barn manager for Richard Johnson. She also had the opportunity to work for Berg Performance Horses as a loper and groom where she was able to develop her riding skills more. Jax also had the opportunity to do colt starting for several neighbors.
Jax and her husband moved back to Colorado in December of 2015 and met Teri Allen. She began working with rescue horses at Terolyn Horse Rescue and fell in love with Teri’s philosophy of training. Besides rescuing many horses, Teri’s love for horses and helping people find the right horse make working together a great fit for Jax.
Jax has been training horses for Terolyn Horse Rescue ever since.