Certified Equine Assisted Learning Coach

Master Graduate of Discovery Leadership Training in Houston, Texas

Kate Shook is a third-generation horsewoman who has always had a profound bond with horses.  Born into a horse-breeding family, Kate was riding before she could walk. Starting around age ten, she began acquiring extensive experience in equine healthcare assisting her stepfather,

a large-animal veterinarian specializing in equine reproduction.


Kate started training and showing horses professionally in 2000 and has since acquired National and International Championship titles in multiple disciplines with multiple breeds.  In 2005, Kate established a

full-service training, teaching and rehabilitation center, B. Kate Stables on Vashon Island. She continues to work closely with veterinary professionals in the course of her work as a trainer and consultant.


The deep understanding of equine communication that Kate brings to the Axiom team is profound. We believe her ability to convey the heart of the horse to the human is awe inspiring.  Her endless compassion and commitment to the horse is equally matched by her integrity; what you see is what you get with Kate, one of her most endearing aspects! In 2014 she founded Axiom Equine with Melissa Pate and hasn’t looked back. 


Kate holds a BS in Psychology from Washington State University.


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