2022 Volume I, January 12th, 2022

Thank you everyone for all of your support, advocacy, time, and patience that was given in 2021. We are looking very forward to what Morning Dove has to offer in 2022! Take a look below to read more about what we have planned and some new adventures.

We Are Looking to Add to Our Team!

We are searching for an Assistant Barn Manager to help round out our team!

The Assistant Barn Manager will assist the Morning Dove team with routine barn and horse care throughout the week and weekends. The Assistant Manager’s first and primary responsibility each day is to help complete routine barn chores, which include cleaning stalls, spreading clean bedding, dumping/scrubbing/refilling water buckets, throwing hay flakes and hay bales, sweeping the aisle way and making meals for the horses.

The Assistant Barn Manager will use the remainder of his/her time to complete additional chores as needed. In addition, this position will routinely help with schooling and exercising activities for the horses, set forth by the Equine Manager. The Assistant Barn Manager is expected to follow the existing barn/equine care routines and develop a plan of action for seasonal shifts in chore routine. He/she will also direct short-term or long-term healthcare regimens, manage barn helper volunteers, and lead training and schooling exercise activities when the Equine Manager is unavailable.

To learn more about the position or to apply please send a copy of your resume to Abigail at


2022 Session Schedule

Below is the schedule for our 2022 sessions. We will begin scheduling for our Spring Session in early February. For now the horses are enjoying a much deserved break for the month of January!

Spring Session (10 Weeks)
March 14th to April 15th (First 5 weeks)
Spring Break- April 18th to April 22nd
April 25th to May 27th (Second 5 weeks)

Summer Session (10 weeks)
June 13th to July 15th (First 5 weeks)
Summer Break- July 18th to July 22nd
July 25th to August 26th (Second 5 weeks)

Fall Session (12 weeks)
September 12th to October 7th (First 4 weeks)
Fall Break- October 10th to 14th
October 17th to November 18th (Second 5 weeks)
Thanksgiving Break- November 21st to 25th
November 28th to December 16th (Last 3 weeks)

Thank you to all of our current students and their families! If you are new to Morning Dove and wishing to enroll in a session click the button below to schedule a tour!

Morning Dove is Excited to Welcome a New Staff Member

Carolyn Butera-Barker is an avid equestrian with over eight years of management experience working with animals and individuals with disabilities. She attended Purdue University, majoring in Animal Science, and later changed careers to work as a Rehabilitation Technician to serve the elderly and disabled in reaching their therapy goals. Carolyn now specializes in office and brand management, helping organizations achieve long-term goals. This has allowed her to help open the first small-scale memory care home in Indianapolis with Senior Home Companions and helped 3000 find their forever home at her local Humane Society. Carolyn is a powerful force in the workplace and uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and succeed. We are excited to have Carolyn join the Morning Dove team and use her gifts to improve the lives of children and adults with disabilities through equine-assisted therapies and activities. Carolyn lives in Meridian-Kessler with her husband, Chad. They have 3 dogs and a horse named Neil. Carolyn is an active member of the Indiana Eventing Association and Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club of America. She enjoys spending her free time hiking with her husband and dogs, riding, painting, and competing in dog shows with her Swissy, Sprinkles.

Morning Dove Announces the Appointment of Three New Board Members

Morning Dove is expanding its board to move into the future

Morning Dove announced today the appointment of
three new members to the board of directors. This brings the number of board members to eleven.

Anthony Gioia, CFO of OrthoIndy
Mallory Long, Judicial Law Clerk with Indiana Court of Appeals
Julia Moffitt, News Anchor with WTHR

“We are excited to have these new members a part of Morning Dove’s board,” said Richard Aikman, Board President. “They are strong assets to the community and we believe will help Morning Dove expand into the future.”
For any questions, please reach out to Bailee Reynolds, Executive Director, at