Free webinar to explore importance of equine well-being in therapy work

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Jo Anne Miller, Trish Broersma and Cathy Languerand are presenting the HHRF webinar "Equine Well-Being Panel Discussion" hosted by the HHRF.
Trish Broersma, Cathy Languerand and Jo Anne Miller are presenting the HHRF webinar “Equine Well-Being Panel Discussion” hosted by the HHRF.

An expert panel will discuss guidelines to consider for ensuring the horse’s physical and mental well-being in equine research, in the latest free webinar from the Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF).

HHRF believes that it is essential to the quality of the research done, that practitioners go beyond “do no harm” to maximizing the well-being of the equines.

The equine needs to be in optimal physical, mental, and emotional health to enhance their ability to engage with people.  They are sentient beings that are aware of and sensitive to their environment and the physical and emotional state of the people they are working with.

The panelists, Jo Anne Miller, Trish Broersma and Cathy Languerand have decades of experience in equine science, welfare and equine-assisted learning.

» Register for the Equine Well-Being Panel Discussion webinar, on June 15 at 7pm (EST)

 

Jo Anne Miller is the Executive Director of Brook Hill Farm, a fully accredited horse rescue by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, as well as a PATH International Premier Therapeutic riding center, working with rescue horses in all of the programs. She is an adjunct Professor of Equine Science at Randolph College.  She has been the co-chair of the PATH Equine Welfare Committee, and currently chairs the Equus Foundation’s Equine Welfare Committee, and serves on the HETI Equine Welfare Group.

Trish Broersma spends her time roaming the mountains surrounding Ashland in southern Oregon on her horses, Mystic and Journey, and offers experiences for people and horses alike to explore new possibilities for their lives. She also enjoys bringing visual brilliance through web and print media to the deeper vision of those whose work makes a positive difference in our world. She has been a therapeutic riding professional since 1988, certified as a PATH Intl Therapeutic Riding Instructor, Equine Specialist, and Mentor, as well as past president of EFMHA (Equine Facilitated Mental Health Assn, a section of NARHA) and a member of the PATH Intl Equine Welfare committee. She spent 11 years developing and conducting an equine-assisted learning program in human development for at-risk teens and adults in transition, published in 2007 by New World Library Riding into Your Mythic Life: Transformational Adventures with the Horse. Since then her work has focused on deepening the horse/human relationship for global purposes, with an emphasis on body-based modalities, the power of story, and liberty training with horses for eliciting their willingness, wisdom, and enthusiasm for interactions with people. She has been director and head instructor for two PATH Intl premier accredited therapeutic riding centers. Nine years ago, she founded Riding Beyond, whose mission is to open doors to the future for women recovering from breast cancer treatment through the horse/human connection.

Cathy Languerand is a master instructor, equine specialist and Reiki Master.  As a life- long Horsewoman, learning to train, teach, share and listen to the horses has been her life’s mission. She has spent the past 40 years following this full-time passion to become a Master Instructor. She has been an active member of the United States Pony Club, US Eventing Association, Masters of Fox Hunting Association, Certified Horsemanship Association Master Instructor, Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship Intl. Riding and Driving, a Reach Out to Horses Instructor with Anna Twinney, Bio Energetic Techniques with Dr Regan Golob, and Irwin Insight Instructor Mounted, In-hand, and Driving with Chris Irwin. Teaching, training, managing farms, all levels of students, all types of horses from untouched, to performance horses, and therapy horses has allowed her to work with many thousands of horses and their humans in the most effective and compassionate way possible.

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