Meet the Team 

Carly Beers 


Carly grew up in Austin,TX with a passion for horses and helping others. At the age of 11 Carly was given her first horse Snowflake, and thus began her first training project. Since then she has worked hard at refining her horsesmanship skills by studing with numerous professionals and working at a multitude of stables in leadership positions. Carlys adventures ranged  from mule packing at Rocky Mountain National Park to working with Pre Saint George dressage horses in Arizona, but fell in love with combining various training methods with natural horsemanship into her own unique method. While studying and persuing training with programs that specialize in reaching functionally diverse children and adults, Carly was reminded of her own healing that had taken place while being with horses throughout her life. This in turn ignited a drive to create her own program of equine facilitated healing. Carly's love for horses and healing shines through most when shes facilitating horse and human connection with her Big Sol Team. 

 Morgan Tongish 

Board Member

Morgan grew up in a small town in Texas surrounded by land and almost every animal you could think of. From kittens found on the side of the road, to lambs who lost their mommas, to heard of various livestock - she has always enjoyed working with and being around animals especially horses. Growing up she found her passion for helping not only animals but also humans as well. Morgan attended the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor where she earned a Bachelors in Exercise Physiology followed by Texas State University where she earned a Masters in Exercise Science and worked to publish research on motor development specifically in children with special needs. 

Since graduation she has been working in musculoskeletal rehabilitation in humans while studying equine body work and training in her spare time. 

Most days you can find Morgan out at the barn with her horse, Shadow and her mini donkey, Elvis are working on fine tuning their skills or enjoying some time on the trails.    

Lindy Burns

B.A., M.A., E-RYT500, C-IAYT

Board Member

Lindy Burns will be our lead educator. Lindy has a Masters in Clinical Psychology, is a Certified Yoga Therapist, and has over 20 years experience teaching yoga, training teachers, community activism, and advocating/educating holistic and integrative healthcare. She is passionate about her own continued learning and educating others on leading systemic impact on social change



Chief grew up in various homes until he found his mom Carly and joined Big Sol Ranch. He was trained in multiple disciplines, but his real passion is helping people heal themselves through him. He has a gentle way about him, making people feel at ease with just one look. Chief is a part of the "Sweet Boy Crew" and proud of it!  

Kaitlin Frakes

Board Member  

Kaitlin is an Oklahoma native, raised on a small farm in rural Northeastern Oklahoma. As a child, she enjoyed spending her time wandering the woods with her farm friends which included horses, cattle, fowl, cats, and dogs. She finds she is happiest when surrounded by the Earth's creatures and energy. As an adult, she moved to Kingsville, TX, and now considers South Texas home. Kaitlin graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas A&M University Kingsville Honors College (TAMUK) with a BA in Business Administration Finance. She then returned to TAMUK to earn her Master of Business Administration with a Certificate in Energy Finance and Logistics. Additionally, she is a licensed TX real estate sales agent. Today Kaitlin enjoys spending time with her husband, three kids, and an ever-growing home of rescued animals.  Her passions include gardening, homeschooling her children, and providing business consulting to new and growing businesses.

Rico Suave 


Rico was born and raised in South Texas with a heart to please. From horse drives to rodeos, Rico has seen it all. He loves giving lessons and teaching people what it feels like to hit the trails and truly be taken care of. He's also a member of the Sweet Boy Crew.

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