For nearly a decade Garret Leonard acted as the project supervisor and equine director of the Dumb Friends League Harmony Equine Center. Located in Franktown, Colo., the 168-acre center provides relief from suffering, rehabilitation and chances for new lives to abused and neglected horses that have been removed from their owners by law enforcement agencies.
After the property was acquired, Garret stepped in and provided project supervision of all new construction, renovations, roads and site improvements. Projects include a design build of a state of the art intake facility with the ability to handle all types of equines.
As the director of programming he developed one of the top adoption programs in the country, placing of over 250 equines a year. By implementing strong policies, procedures and equine training programs, the program grew from a concept to nearly 2,000 equines. Over the years, Garret has collaborated with industry partners and dozens of equine rescue groups across the country on policy, best practices, training, and continues his passion of changing the outlook of equines through collaboration and consultation. He combines bold thinking with a practical approach that focuses on getting the job done, turning decisions into action and delivering results. "Make the best decisions to move your organization forward with confidence and focus your energy on achieving the extraordinary".
Garret is also half over of Animal Decon, an animal decantation training and response team, as well an instructor with Code 3 Associates and Animal Search and Rescue (ASAR Training ) as an equine and livestock specialist.