Breathe in. Breathe out.
You truly matter in this world.

Enter this space. Become grounded in the truth.
The truth that you truly matter in this world.

Cottonwood is a place where people realize their power and grow into authentic leaders.
You (the leaders in the making) are the reason we walk this journey. Everyday, we show up
with an authentic heart and an open space for others. Together, we uncover our
inner leader in a surprising new ways!

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Abby Moreland


About Our Founder & Head Facilitator

Hi! I'm Abby Moreland. I was raised in Wyoming, at the base of the Big Horn Mountains and now call a beautiful, sprawling ranch in Montana my home. The gift of my surroundings allowed me to become the authentic leader I am today, sharing the gifts of time, freedom, and space with others.

I am a certified coach that specializes in shifts in habits of thought as well as Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). I was mentored by the Og Mandino Leadership Institute through a transformative program that provides the ultimate foundation to create shifts in how we show up in the world. From there, I added certifications from the Gottman Institute to provide tools to strengthen marriages as well as NLP practices to allow for guidance to dig deeper into the anchors that truly hold us back.

I am the Owner and Head Facilitator at Cottonwood Equine Coaching. At Cottonwood, we’re passionate about making a lasting, tangible impact on people’s lives. We partner with horses to identify each individual’s value, cultivate their relationship skills, and release them to greater authenticity in a safe, inspirational environment.

The Story of The Cottonwood

In 2007, Abby met her husband, Mark. When he took her to visit his home in Decker, Montana, a rush of peace flooded her heart and she knew she was home. For several years, they ran the ranch together and grew as a couple. It might sound strange, but the horses helped each of them grow into amazing parents, lovers and business partners. (All those memes about "Before you marry a person, you should first work cows with them to see who they really are," are so true!) Ranching takes patience and persistence. It isn't for the faint of heart.

In 2019, the Morelands shifted into a perspective of abundance and started doing what they loved. Cottonwood Ranch became home to Cottonwood Equine Coaching in June 2019. Now, The Cottonwood promises a space where people can come work with the animals and share that rush of freedom that they have always cherished.

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The Cottonwood

Meet Your Team

Many of us have been leaders in the rodeo capacity or teaching horseback riding. Now, we bring our strengths to draw out the leaders from within you and your team.

Our Location

Cottonwood Equine Center
11 CC Lane
Joliet, MT 59041