Jennifer Williams is co-founder and has been President of Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society since its inception in March 2005. Before that, she co-founded Lone Star Equine Rescue, Inc. and served as President from the rescue’s formation until it was dissolved in 2005. During that time, LSER grew from a small organization of 25 members who took in only 8 horses in their first year, to an organization with hundreds of members spread throughout various states.
Jennifer’s involvement with horses began with riding lessons at the age of 12, and she’s been riding ever since. She’s shown Arabians, Quarter Horses, and National Show Horses and rides sidesaddle, saddleseat, huntseat and western pleasure. She’s also done some driving and is currently taking dressage lessons on her 10 year old Arabian gelding, Jawhari.
Jennifer earned her BS in Psychology from Northeast Missouri State University in 1996 and earned both a Masters in Animal Science in 2001 and a Ph.D. in 2002 from Texas A&M University. While working on her Masters and Ph.D., Jennifer did research primarily in equine behavior and learning. Jennifer is also an author publishing in EQUUS, the Chronicle of the Horse, The Andalusian Magazine, Young Rider, and other local magazines. Her first book, How to Start and Run a Rescue, is available at howtostartarescue.com. She is currently working on two books and several more articles. Jennifer and her husband, Spencer, share their lives with their two horses Elvis and Jawhari, their Australian Shepherd Maggie, and their cats Oreo, Pepper, Loop, Lil, and Ginger.