MEET OUR TEAM
Certified Natural Horsemanship Trainer | Owner
It all started with a five-year-old little curly headed boy who loved the outdoors and was fascinated by all animals, especially horses. I worried my parents until they bought me my first pony. He was a small, unbroken Shetland stallion pony: we named him Diablo, which means devil in Spanish! He struck both fear and excitement in my heart! He was the first of two ponies I had as a child. As I grew older we moved a lot and we didn’t always have room for horses or ponies.
My first goal as an adult was to have my own home and land for horses. The passion for horses burned in my heart and I wanted to take it to the next level. In 1992 I began starting horses for other people and worked with a local trainer for a short time. I started reading books and watching videos to teach myself at a deeper level. Through my studies, one trainer always stood out to me, John Lyons. I was very impressed with his humane training and abilities with natural horsemanship. So, in 1994 I sold my home to pay for the apprenticeship program and off to Colorado I went! This was a dream I thought would never come true. The program was intense, enlightening, and life changing! Years later I have worked with hundreds of horses, owners and Universities all over the eastern United States.
I want to thank God for making all this possible. My lovely wife, Tiphanie, that helps direct my path and loves me for who I am. John Lyons who changed my life years ago and showed me a better way to see the horse and rider. My goal is to give the horse community what John Lyons gave me.
My name is Tiphanie Rasnick and I am married to Allen. Our Faith in Christ and Family is our main priority in life! Our homestead is in Catawba, VA with three generations of family under one roof. God has blessed Allen and myself with two daughters, two sons, one grandson and two daughter-in-law’s who we love and adore very much! Our four-legged family includes horses and dogs along with chickens and soon to be pet tortuous’.
My story is a long one but in short, I would love to share a little bit about who I am and why we do what we do at Little Creek Corral. I have always had horses in my blood since I was a little girl. Just like Allen I had my first pony when I was five. He was a black and white paint Shetland Pony, named Brandy. Since then I have owned several horses and have grown a deep love for them. I am walking living proof that a horse and the Lord can change the course of your life for the better!
Along with my past professional career and the love of horses makes me a great match to manage Little Creek Corral. We are excited about our future and making a difference in the lives of horses and their owners!
General Manager | Owner
Certified Natural Horsemanship Trainer
Team Associate | Independent Contractor
My name is Kendall I’m 19 years old and currently a full-time student.
I’ve been riding horses since I can honestly remember. I come from a family that has always loved and used horses and the love has just carried on. I started competing in rodeos about 5 years ago and my love for rodeo absolutely flourished. I had the honor of qualifying in barrel racing and pole bending my junior year for the high school national finals. I’ve qualified twice for the Junior Southern Rodeo Association finals and have one a few buckles and trophy saddles at local series. Since then I have been buying and reselling a lot of young horses, I enjoy every challenge that each of them throw at me.
I started working with LCC in December of 2019 and have enjoyed every second of working for them. I’ve had the pleasure of learning from Allen and all his horses and I’ve really enjoyed just learning more about myself as a rider.
My name is Carter Rich and I was born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia. I’m a 21-year-old and nursing student who loves the outdoors. I spend most of my time hunting, fishing, playing sports and of course horseback riding. I’ve been riding and working with horses for 3 years.
I’ve had the amazing opportunity of learning all I know from such a great organization like Little Creek Corral. Training horses is a job like no other and riding for Little Creek Corral has helped better prepare myself for any challenges I may face in life. Allen’s heart for training is seen in every aspect of his work and his love for the horses is inspiring. The proof of his success is the results of the outcome in every horse and rider that comes through LCC. Despite being fairly new to this lifestyle, having the opportunity to be a part of the progress made by every horse I work with is extremely rewarding and a fun challenge. Although it can be difficult at times, I look forward to every chance I have to work with a new horse and help create a safe and capable companion for anyone who sits in the saddle.