Film photography by Michelle Kilfeather
There are many ways to get to San Francisco. For Caring Cowgirl owner Liz Beeson-Evans, it went something like this:
She grew up between Northern California and Jalisco, Mexico, moving to the city in the late-2000s. She moved back to SF five years ago after being far away from family while living first in Brooklyn and then in Los Angeles. Her fiancé-now-husband got a good job and they came back around 2014 to a very different city.
In Part 1, Liz goes into detail about how her childhood around horses and other farm animals steered her toward a career caring for animals.
After splitting her childhood between Northern California and Jalisco, Mexico, Liz moved around a bit before returning to San Francisco with her now-husband. Spending time with her cousin in LA who's a farrier inspired her to get back to horses.
In Part 2, Liz talks about what being around horses can do for people. She founded a non-profit, Caring Cowgirl, that will offer therapeutic mini-equine visits to people in San Francisco.
To that end, Liz is raising money to buy a minivan (get it?) to transport the minis—Vanessa, the mini donkey, and Shakira, her dwarf mini horse. Please visit her website and donate.
We recorded this podcast at Bay Area Ridge Riders Ranch in March 2019.