From the time she was 8, Megan Thee Stallion of Cloverhill, Ky., knew what kind of career she wanted: working in the field of animal health.
She had traveled the world to train various types of horses, and she grew up on a family farm.
But after college, Stallion learned that some of her college friends were opting for fields such as Internet marketing or sports management.
“I thought, ‘You know what? I’m actually going to make something for myself,’ ” she says. “I’m not going to let anyone tell me what I can or can’t do.”
So she packed up and moved to Nashville, Tenn., for 12 months. In that time, she did some independent consulting work. That’s when she got the inspiration for a company with the name she chose, My Peak Aesthetics.
She wanted a clientele that’s interested in horses as much as she is.
The company specializes in helping horse owners understand their horses’ needs, whether they need exercise or nasal medications, or both.
Stallion’s 15-year-old daughter, Hryn, also had a part in her becoming a veterinarian, helping her write her college essay, write her B.A. thesis, talk to veterinary students, and represent her family at numerous horse shows, including one at Pebble Beach in Northern California.
But most recently, this “feisty, tough, stubborn woman” is celebrating her recent college graduation from the University of Southern Indiana, with a special guest, two-legged friend Tori Elizabeth Krull.
Krull became paralyzed as a result of a horse riding accident two years ago. Stallion, via My Peak Aesthetics, helped Krull’s husband found several companies that could help his wife’s goal of walking again.
Krull became a volunteer co-worker for Stallion, cleaning horse stalls after nights and weekends. By the time the month-long summer internship was over, Stallion had the idea to create the My Peak Aesthetics Foundation.
“She’s in it for the long haul,” Stallion says of Krull. “I know of no other way to say it. I believe in her and I know she wants to live a good life.”
Stallion is looking forward to getting back into work and helping people with animals in their lives.
“I have so much left to do,” she says.